Latest posts by Yviestevie

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 12:52

I hardly ever comment on contentious threads but I do think that virtually everyone has remained on topic and personal attacks have been avoided.  I am one of the great undecided - I pretty much have Dove's outlook on life but do worry a little about being ruled by Brussels.  I am currently really frustrated about the lack of concrete facts we are being given and feel really ill informed.  All of the politicians are too busy scoring points off each other and trying to scare us into sharing their point of view.  I have no confidence in any of them.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 22:51

Hazel I also have a mouthguard, the condition is called bruxism and causes excrutiating pain in the jaw.  I had to wear the guard for a few weeks which broke the cycle and have been ok since even though I still find myself clenching my teeth occasionally.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 22:09

Thanks jacquii (welcome) and Hazel.  His headaches are caused by a problem he has had with his eyes.  He had had his retina reattached but his brain isn't reading the messages correctly yet.  We are hoping it will improve over time.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 20:08

Evening all, 

Chicky, Lily, I wont tell you not to worry, it's like saying don't think of the colour blue.  I hope you both get good news soon.

Spent the day with poorly grandaughter, ear ache no fun especially when you are two. She's been to GP this evening, hope the antibiotics kick in quickly.

No snow here but secondborn drove home through a blizzard that stopped about a mile away from home.

Have just been looking at photos of her house, it's horrendous, I can't see how it can possibly be ready in time, Junior is scheduled to make an appearance in 8 weeks I think we might need another plan of action.  Firstborn has said she can move in with her if he makes an early appearance, they have a lot more room than we do, it would be a bit chilly for a new born in a conservatory even with heating.  At the moment the house has no kitchen, no bathroom, no boiler, no ceiling in some rooms and a fair few walls missing.

Hubby has his final visit to hospital re his eye tomorrow, it's much better than it was but even with new glasses he is still finding he gets headaches.

Have a good evening everyone.

John Innes no3 soggy compost

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 17:58

Hi Craigh, I'm no expert but JI No 3 is usually used in containers for plants which are going to remain there such as shrubs and trees, it therefore is a heavier compost and holds more water and nutrients. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 16:35

Oh sorry KEF and Lily put it down to lack of sleep.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 16:33

Like all three of your suggestions re clematis so watch this space.  Have sown my first seeds today, its so exciting, never get bored of the whole germination process.  Didiscus Blue Lace, Achillea The Pearl, Snapdragon Twinny Rose and Heliotrope are tucked up the propagator.  Everything in the garden and greenhouse seems to moving on apace all we need now is some nice warm weather.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 16:25

Afternoon everyone,  Had a long lie in this morning due to not dropping off to sleep until about 3 a.m.  Made up for it by sowing my first seeds of the year.  Didiscus Blue Lace, Snapdragon Twinny Rose, Heliotrope Dwarf Marine and Achillea Ptarmica The Pearl.  They are now cosy in the heated propagator on the conservatory window ledge.  Also potted on a couple of non stop begonias and nemesias.  Really feels like spring has arrived now.

LilyP, hope your SIL gets the best treatment in Moscow, I'm sure he will. 

Pat hope your friend is OK.

I'm with you Lily, no idea how Bryan Adams came into the equation, perhaps David will let us know.



Storm names!

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 00:09

Storm Yvie would be a true gemini and blow hot and cold and be very changeable.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 00:04

Sorry to hear your news LilyP, hope everything turns out OK.

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