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Latest posts by Yviestevie

Fence Paint and Application

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:04

Next door painted the fence with a sprayer and all my roses had brown spots all over them, even though they said they were careful.  To say I was annoyed is a severe understatement.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:01

I've planted two avalanche this year and they are beautiful.  Thanks for sharing everyone.  I'll take some photos when I get a minute.

More Gardeners World Please

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 16:52

I don't care how many people he has working for him.  Why does it matter. He never says he does it all himself. I doubt if any of the gardening presenters etc do.


Posted: 25/04/2015 at 16:05

Hi fellow forkers,  Getting a bit dark here, the rain is due this evening, I really hope we get a heavy downpour the garden really needs it.

Forgot to mention that we saw Red Kites on Thursday on the way to the Harrogate Show, never seen them before, they were beautiful.

Have been busy in the garden, last few plug plants arrived so potted them up.  Noticed that 3 out of 4 Dahlias have now sprouted.

Had a dig around and couldn't find the Canadensis Plena that was planted so I have no idea what happened to it, but I did find the Dicentra Alba, doesn't appear to have any shoots on it though

Moved an azaelia that was in too much sunshine (we had to cut a tree down last year that was sheltering it) and planted my purchases from yesterday.

Split a load of primroses, mowed the lawn and collapsed on the sofa.

DD so glad that Shadow is getting back to his normal self.  It's amazing how quickly they pick up.

Hate red hot pokers so don't call them anything printable.



Posted: 24/04/2015 at 20:42

It's been a very dry month in the West Midlands.  Have been promised rain tomorrow evening. Water butt very low, just keeping it for lime haters.


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 19:47

Hi everyone,

DD sorry to hear about Shadow, hopefully he'll improve gradually.

Have had a great couple of days.  Beautiful weather up in Yorkshire and really enjoyed the Harrogate Show.  Bought a couple of plants, a dark plum coloured Phlox and a beautiful dusky pink Delphinium, can't remember the names.  Stayed over at my friend's daughters house and then this morning went to Harlow Carr.  Again glorious sunshine and thought the gardens were beautiful.  On the way back popped into Felley Priory but got there too late to do the bluebell walk as the site closes at four, but what a gem, will definitely go back when I have more energy and more time.

Arrived home to find that my plants had been delivered so will have plenty to do tomorrow.


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 20:44

Welcome back Wonderboy, I was wondering where you had disappeared to.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 20:35

Weeded the borders and potted up the last few seedlings. Finished off by watering the pots etc.  No more gardening until Saturday off 'up north' for a couple of days.


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 20:22

Hi Folks,

Not sure whether I will ever get my children interested in gardening.  Firstborn has no interest at all, but I think secondborn will become interested when she gets a garden she can get to grips with and a bit more time.

Matty, I was famous last month so I know how exciting it is, Hubby thought I had gone balmy when I told him I had my name in print.

Have contacted a couple of suppliers re some plants that have not thrived.  One of them was Broadleigh Gardens.  I took delivery of a Decentra Alba and a Sanguinaria Canadensis Plena in February.  Neither of them have materialised.  Upon contacting the company I was told that it was too early for the SCP and to wait a while.  Re the Dicentra they said that it was probably having a Dormant Period which was usual for the plant and it would probably come up next year.  I'm not happy with this.  I have replied but wondered what everyone else thought.



Posted: 22/04/2015 at 12:01

Just come inside for a hot cross bun and a cup of tea.  It's lovely and warm out there this morning. 

Have been weeding the borders and potted on my cosmos Daydream.  All seedlings potted on now and not a speck of room left in the greenhouse.

My Canna Durban has started to sprout Yipee, just Shanandoah left now.  Fingers crossed.

Have sent a couple of emails out to suppliers re none showing Agasache Blue Boa, Helianthus Lemon Queen and Geum Lady Strathenden.  Will keep you posted re how I get on.  It could be that I am just impatient but everything else is romping away.

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