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Latest posts by Yviestevie

Garden programme on Sky 1

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 10:13

Haven't watched yet, Ive recorded it and will give it a go.  I'm really nosy when it comes to seeing what other people are up to, especially in their gardens but I just cant stand any of the programmes that involve so called challenges.  They irritate me to death and seem so contrived.  Pet hates are, Come Dine with Me, All the masterchef programmes, Talent shows like the Voice and X Factor and those Top Model programmes.  First and Secondborn watch loads of them,  and I can't decide what annoys the most, the contestants, the narrator or the judges.  Even went of Stricltly this year.  They would be first in room 101 for me.  Mmmm that could be a new thread.

Primroses/Primulas in borders

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 10:04

No flowers on my native primroses yet.  They must love the spot they are in because lots of new plants  have sprung up. I'm hoping for a good show this year.


Posted: 04/01/2015 at 10:01

Morning all, FFFFF Freezing here, white over and very sunny.  Luckily the birds have plenty of goodies so don't have to venture out yet.  Sorry I missed the butties Dove, could just go a bacon sarnie and don't have any in the fridge today.

Hubby is still in the land of Nod and I'm on my second cup of tea.  Back on Nanny duties this week so will be going over to Firstborn's later today.  I'm not going to like the early mornings.

Got on the scales this morning. OMG! something definitely needs to be done, it's going to be hard as I know Firstborn will have loads of choccies left over from Christmas.


Posted: 03/01/2015 at 16:07

Afternoon folks, Spent all day yesterday thinking it was Saturday, so I suppose today must be Sunday.

Sorry to hear you were ill over New Year, had a similar problem a couple of years ago on Christmas Day.  No idea how I managed to cook dinner but we all sat round looking at it and no one could eat it.  Wish I had waited a few days and celebrated Christmas later.  Have a good one tonight.

Rain has finally stopped here but its been really dark and gloomy all day.  Must get the SAD lamp out for a quick boost.

What is catching your eye?

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 15:55

Have my eye on a couple of salvias Dysons Joy and Nachtvlinder.  Dahlias

Collerette (White and Pink varieties)

Gerrie Hoek Pink

Rose Susan William-Ellis

Haven't ordered them yet, trying to work out where I would find the space to put them.


Posted: 02/01/2015 at 21:20

Evening all,  Shattered after taking the Christmas decorations down and putting them in the cellar.  Tomorrow I can give the place a good clean and then it's back to normal for another year.

Been browsing all the plant catalogues that have dropped through the letterbox over the past few days and trying not to indulge. 

HONEYSUCKLE won't flower :-(

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 00:10

My honeysuckle is on its last warning.  Its been moved twice. Each time Ive left it for a couple of years but nothing has really moved.  I may have the right site this year Dove as its feet will be in the shade and its head in the sun (if it grows high enough).  Its also on the side of the garden that never gets really dry. So fingers crossed.


Posted: 01/01/2015 at 23:02

Well, I'm still alive following hubby's activities in the kitchen.  Have eaten a lovely greek lamb casserole cooked by his own fair hands.  It was so good I've let him watch match of the day.


Posted: 01/01/2015 at 16:51

Oh well, another lazy afternoon.  Reading DI Banks book whilst eating leftover Christmas pud and custard. Hubby is in the kitchen saying he's planning a suprise for dinner so if you don't hear from me it's probably because I've been poisoned.

Very Frustrating

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 16:37

One of the few plants I can't seem to grow even though I planted in ideal conditions and never watered with tap water. I was lucky to inherit really good soil that is fractionally on the acid side of neutral.  Everything seems to thrive but not skimmias, I have now given up.

Discussions started by Yviestevie

Is this normal

Plants not appearing 
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Mystery Plant

Can you help ID it. 
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Last Post: 22/03/2015 at 16:09

Any ideas what's causing this

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I'm in a quandary -

Greenhouse decision to be made 
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Last Post: 06/03/2015 at 16:23

Starter plants in the Greenhouse

or should I keep them indoors 
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Last Post: 26/02/2015 at 20:55

Foxgloves - Illumination Pink

Will they grow in shade 
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Last Post: 21/02/2015 at 22:48

Hostas - Any Advice out There

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Last Post: 13/02/2015 at 09:24

Plant ID Please

or is it a weed 
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Last Post: 11/02/2015 at 11:52

Garrya elliptica 'James Roof'

Does it make a good fence shrub 
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Last Post: 04/02/2015 at 15:21

What's on your wishlist?

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Last Post: 04/02/2015 at 07:33

Useless ideas and inventions

Another thread to while away the winter evenings 
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Last Post: 06/03/2015 at 17:01

Room 101

What would you like to throw in and lock the door 
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Last Post: 29/01/2015 at 17:17

Need to replace what I think is box

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Last Post: 10/01/2015 at 12:43

Help Identifying plants

from rubbish photos - Sorry 
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Last Post: 01/11/2014 at 10:56

Bubble Wrap Greenhouse

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