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Latest posts by Yviestevie

Non creative imagination

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 15:02

Snap Bob.

Non creative imagination

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 15:01

Use a hose to mark out the curve you like, I usually then just use the edger to cut round but some people mark the curve in sand befor making the cut. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 14:00

Went out in the pouring rain to give Rose Munstead Wood some support.  It's quite a lax grower and isn't appreciating the rain we've had over the last 18hours or so.  That's about it.

Non green fingered newbie

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 11:03

Yes piccies please, love to see how a garden emerges for chaos.

Disease on camellia leaves?

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 10:57

Camelias don't like alkaline soil so try and avoid watering with tap water if you are in a hard water area.  It's worth saving your rainwater for them.  If you do have alkaline soil you can get erricatious plant food.  They don't like the morning sun as this can cause their flower buds to drop off.  If you can post a photo it will help with identifying the current problems.


Posted: 13/06/2015 at 10:50

Morning all,  Very wet and rainy here and looks set in for the day.  Mind you the garden is certainly looking better for it. 

Sorry about your sad news Dove.  Wonky make sure you give your mum lots of extra hugs.  Doesn't matter what age they are hugs from your kids work wonders.

Mrs G, I'd go for perennial violas, lots in the GCentres now and they have a lovely perfume.  Also nemesia lots of pretty pinks, white and lavender and they smell divine.

Lovely photos Dacha, we have a secial thread for photos where you can see what others are growing, might be worth posting your photos on there too.



Posted: 12/06/2015 at 20:33

Evening all, lots of chat on here since I went on Nanna Duty.  Just checked the forecast and it looks as though the rain is going to be persisting down all night and all day tomorrow.  I know the garden needs it but I was hoping to get out there tomorrow. 

I have read back but can't remember what you were all up to.  Lesley's typo really made me laugh though.

Sorry about your interview Panda, it obviously wasn't the one for you.

Now was it Chicky whose daughter has found a job in the local GC.  That could be a very expensive job for you Chicky.

Congratulations on you prize Wonky, I'm sure your dream job is just around the corner and hope OH is feeling better.

Welcome to our new Forker from Moscow, we really are becoming very international.

Hope all prom princesses have a great time.

Sorry your day was so traumatic Hosta, good idea to chill with a beer or two.

Now I really can't remember what else has been going on so I'm going to go for a look round and possibly partake of an ice cream like Dove.

weather warning

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 19:09

It's been raining here for quite a while now, the garden was really desperate for a dousing and the water butt will be thankful too.

soaker hose versus drip line.......

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 20:33

I use a soaker hose on the sunny side of my garden as it dries out quickly.  The border is a mixture of roses, perennials and shrubs.  It also runs under the conifers which allows me to grow plants under the canopy.

I use a drip line on my patio which waters all the pots and containers.  I find the soaker less trouble as occasionally the drip line springs a leak, they both run off the same outside tap with a splitter and a timer.


Posted: 10/06/2015 at 19:58

Clari, I did the whole chicken and rice, fish, vet's recommended diet, x rays, blood tests, exclusion diets but none of it worked.  I'm not saying they wont for you, just keep naturediet at the back of your mind just in case.



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