Yviestevie


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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 06:59

Missed you there Chicky, it took a while to post.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 06:58

Morning Dove, and those that follow. Hope you got back to sleep Joyce.  I've been awake since 4 and decided I may as well get up as despite hitting the pain killers sleep evaded me. 

Sorry your meal was a disappointment Pat, no idea what 40 dollars equates to in £'s but it sounds expensive.

Wonky glad you are on the mend and hope Hubby follows suit soon, have no idea how you remember all those posts, I only ever remember the highlights and sometimes not even those.

Today, it's back to secondborn's house to try and get more painting done, after she has visited a new consultant.  She has had to move hospitals to one nearer her house as we are still living in hope that she will move in before the birth. If I could get my hands on the man that held up the sale of this house I would cheerfully wringe his neck

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 22:26

Lots of lovely seedlings everyone.

So far I've sown Snapdragon 'Twinny Rose', Achillea 'The Pearl', Didiscus and Heliotrope.  All of these have been potted on.

I've also sown Lobelia Regatta, Felicia Heterophylla and Osteospermum, the first two have germinated but haven't got their second leaves yet.

I plan to sow Ammi Majus and Diascia as soon as I have room in the propogator. 

This is the third year I have grown from seed and absolutely love it, for me it is the best bit of gardening (apart from sitting in the sun and enjoying it)

Corydalis

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 22:07

I've got Saphire and Blackberry Wine and the slugs don't seem to touch them.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 22:04

David, This year I've grown pre spencer varieties and they seem to be much slower growing, or is it my imagination.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 21:43

Evening all,

Hope you feel better soon Panda, hate the dentist. 

Been busy at Secondborn's house today, trying to do some decorating but it was tricky as lots of floorboards still up.  Can't see how she can possibly be in before the baby arrives as still so much to do.  Tomorrow the boiler should be commisioned so at least she will have hot water and heating.  Going again tomorrow, if I can move after todays efforts.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 11:33

Hi everyone,  Have read back but can't remember much so apologies.  Hope you and hubby feel better soon Wonky.  Everyone seems to have been busy in the garden.   I have potted up some seedlings and plug plants. 

The removal van has been booked to get Secondborn's furniture out of storage on the 16th of April.  They are just hoping they will be ready on time ie. Boiler commissioned, carpets down and bathroom finished (wished they had an smiley for fingers crossed). Baby is still breach so she is booked in for a csection on 21st April, unless of course he decides to turn before that date.

Hoping to get out in the garden as soon as this shower ends.  Have a good day everyone.

Help ID this

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 22:28

Need a photo Philip.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 10:33

Morning all,  Dry and cloudy here.  Just had plant delivery, 3 Sedum Thundercloud and 3 Veronica Madame Mercier. Haven't opened them yet but as they are from The Secret Garden I'm sure they will be lovely. 

Wonky I've got Snapdragon Twinny Rose, Achillea The Pearl, and Heliotrope potted up in the greenhouse.  Didiscus just about to get their second set of leaves and Lobelia Regatta, Osteospermum and Diascia in the propagator.  I'm also planning to sow dome Felicia Heterophylla.  I have grown Snapdragons, Lobelia and Didiscus before but different varieties.  Love growing my own plants, one of the best bits of gardening.

Been helping Secondborn choose curtains and blinds for the new house, mind you no sign of her moving in yet.  The electrician, plasterer and gas fitter should be finished next week and then its decorating and cleaning before she can think about getting her furniture out of storage.  Her due date is 28th April but they are talking about a possible CSection a week earlier as the baby is still breach.  Panic is starting to set in

English vs Spanish bluebells

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 21:57

I've been pulling the spanish ones I inherited every year and so far none have appeared this year, fingers crossed.

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ID please

looks like a Carex or Liriope 
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We all need a bit of cheering up

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