Latest posts by Yviestevie

Has anyone used Woolmans?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 13:26

Yes, I've used woolmans frequently and always received good plants in good condition.

Are Green Thumb right about this lawn?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 13:25

On the other hand, the guy is entitled to his opinion.  He could have just said nothing and taken your money despite thinking that you were wasting it.  I inherited a really poor lawn, a trampoline had  killed a large section of it and it was full of moss and weeds, I was in two minds whether to rip it up and relay a new one.  I spent a fair amount of time and money getting it to a fairly reasonable state.  However, I like a lovely green lawn so I then employed Green Thumb to get it up to scratch and they have done a good job.  I got a lot of satisfaction from reviving it but still not sure whether it was the cheaper option.

Here is a before and after piccy.

Quick question

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 13:06

I get mine online from Kelways lots of choice and good quality plants.


Posted: 11/03/2017 at 21:29

Mine grow in the sun.  favourites are Raven, Garnet and Blackbird.

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 20:30

I'd be keen to come, Monday is the best day for me as I'm never on Nanna Duty on Monday's, but obviously it will depend on what others can do.  I'd need to book a train ticket in advance so that I could get it as cheap as possible.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 17:04

Count me in on the biscuits Dove, I'm desperate for 'something nice' could just do with a big block of chocolate.    Happy to grab a tea towel and dry.

Been busy in the garden today removing two clematis that haven't done well.  Might have a look at some plant porn to get some ideas re replacements.

Going to pick up new glasses tomorrow.  Can't wait to get rid of current pair they just wont stop on and keep ending up in planting holes in the garden.  I'm suprised I haven't covered them up before now.

Nice to 'see' you again Lyn and Edd.

Watching the Rugby at the moment. 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 16:49

Removed a couple of winter clematis that haven't done very well, Freckles and Winter Beauty.  Planted Ribes White Icicle. Hubby refelted the woodshed roof.  All in all a good day.  Lots of seeds germinated in the propogator   Now what can I put in to replace those clematis


Posted: 11/03/2017 at 12:02

I'd have a natural swim pond, a small woodland with a stream, bluebells and wood anemones. A garden full of roses, clematis, honeysuckle and lots of other cottage garden plants.  Benches  in hidden corners where I could read and relax.  An orchard, a wildflower meadow and a victorian conservatory.  A large traditional brick and glass greenhouse, in fact two one heated and  one cool and a kitchen garden. I'd also like a couple of gardeners to help me keep it all productive and beautiful. Now, is it a rollover tonight?

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 22:29

Evening all,  Just got back from 3 days of Nanna duty so a bit shattered.  Jonah decided that 5.30 was late enough for a lie in and time to get up. Good job he's really cute.

Haven't read back too tired.  Hope the weekend weather is good as I'm keen to get back  in the garden. Off for a quick look round.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 12:51

Afternoon all, It's a lovely sunny day here.  I've sown seeds in my new propogator Agastache Globetrotter, Lupin Fairy, Aubretia Royal Mixed and Aquilegia Nora Barlow. 

When I went to Ashwoods they had mowed the lawn so if it's good enough for John Massey it's good enough for me.  Back lawn mowed today and both lawns edged.  The garden looks much better.  I checked in my gardening diaries and for the last two years the lawns have been mowed round about 5th March.  Seems more moss in the lawn this year, not suprising with all the rain we have had.

Off for a browse see you all later.

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