Latest posts by Yviestevie

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 21:26

I ordered those black plastic bags when I ordered the seeds, Ive also fetched my seed compost, so I'm all ready to go. I'll wait until about middle of October.


Posted: 26/09/2014 at 20:42

Hi Folks,  Verdun, dont feel guilty, I did when mum went into the nursing home almost a year ago and I shouldn't have.  Mum is much better in the home, she has company and someone on hand 24/7 if she is ill.  I have peace of mind and I can visit her regularly without worrying about what I will find.

Glad your meeting went well GG I really don't know how you find the time to work at the station as well as your own garden.

Grandchildren much better spots dried up and they are full of life. 

Today allium bulbs arrived from the mag so hopefully will plant them tomorrow, also Leucojum bulbs arrived so they will need to go in as well. I think it's going to be a busy day.

House Spiders

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 19:33

Don't mind spiders at all, the bigger the better, they eat houseflies and other nasties.  Hubby not keen, first and second born really hate them.  If they are around I have to catch them in a glass and put them outside.  Second born had one under a glass in her flat at uni for weeks until I came up and put it outside, it was of course dead but she still couldn't face moving it.  We used to have dogs and the spiders never lasted long once spotted.

Insect bites

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 19:22

I get bit a lot in the late summer, I use insect repellant and cover up.

best evergreen climber

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 21:51

I have a montana rubens growing up conifers in my garden and it is truly beautiful in the spring, the rest of the time the leaves look great, its still green now. Ok in the depths of winter it does lose its leaves but the tangle of stems would still cover any brown areas on your conifer.


Posted: 25/09/2014 at 13:56

Wrong their, sorry I'm always doing that lately,  anenome is probably wrong as well.  Just had a wonderful pot of greek yoghurt and honey.  The honey is ancient and had gone all chrystalized.  I read somewhere if you put in the microwave for 1m it becomes all golden and runny again, and it's true, apparently honey simply never goes off.  Aren't bees wonderful.


Posted: 25/09/2014 at 13:53

Sorry about your foot Bekkie, I bet you wish you could put it in your mouth, Oh to be that flexible.

BM I have planted the troughs, but mainly with bulbs so wont be much to see until the Spring.  Have put a few pansies/violas on the top.  Ill take a photo and post it for you.

Now can anyone explain how I can go shopping for toilet rolls and come back with a Wild Swan anenome and a bag of seed compost?

I only have the kindle paperwhite so I'm not sure if I could post on that.  I had thought about getting a kindle fire as they are colour and I could get my mags on their but not sure if I would like it.

My garden is a jungle

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 11:53

By the way Daryl, I quite liked the idea of your toolbox so looked on Amazon.  It looks like they have stopped doing the one you have and from the reviews the suggested replacement doesnt appear to be very sturdy. 

My garden is a jungle

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 11:51

Congratulations Donna, what a difference a day makes, as they say. 

I know you are not keen on veg growing and the greenhouse but I would hold fire before getting rid of it.  I have a relatively small garden and never thought I would be interested in propagation or veg growing.  In fact when my father in law died we gave away two quality greenhouses.  This year I have bought a very small GH and absolutely love it.  Its much nicer to raise plants from seed and so cheap compared to buying plants.  If you have a large space to fill you will really save money, especially as you havent had to buy the greenhouse in the first place.  I dont plan to heat my greenhouse but have still found loads of flower seeds that I can overwinter ready for the spring.  I now find (after joining the forum) that I'm becoming interested in perhaps growing some veg but I'm finding it difficult to find the right spot in the garden.  I suspect that if your grandad grew fruit and veg that part of the garden will have some good soil.  I would just say 'never say never' and concentrate on getting the rest of the garden straight, by the time it is you might really have got the bug and want to grow flowers and veg from seed.


Posted: 25/09/2014 at 11:30

Morning everyone,  Not late getting up, already done mums shopping and been to war with a GP's receptionist, visited mum and had a natter shes much better now that they found out she had been taken off her diabetis medication 'by mistake' at the hospital!!! Pity its taken them from June to realise!

Fidget, I could suggest you make marrow rum, but I wont.  Hubby tried it once after he bid for the biggest marrow I have ever seen at a harvest auction.  It hung around (literally) in our pantry for what seemed like months,  cost us an absolute fortune in brown sugar, and smelt the house out before I decided I had had enought and threw it out.  It was disgusting.

Just having a quick cuppa before planting a few more pansies.  Cant say I'm totally cut up about Jason, not a Take That fan.  As long as Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jnr keep singing their hearts out I'm a happy woman.  

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