Latest posts by Yviestevie


Posted: 06/06/2016 at 10:37

Morning all,  another lovely sunny day in the West Mids.  I'm not gardening today as I'm off to David Austin roses, I need some rose food,  I will not buy another rose, I will not buy another rose, I will not buy another rose.......

Linda I hope Hubby is OK, lots of positive feedback on here regarding his condition so hopefully all will be well

Glad to here Hubby is OK KEF, ladders can be tricky things, Hubby broke his arm whilst staining the fence falling off a ladder and his dad misjudged the last two steps on a ladder  and ended up with a full tin of gloss on his head.  A shampoo with terps isn't to be recommended. 

Hugs to everyone feeling sad today whether it's for friends or felines.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 12:52

Fairy, doesn't look like the builders have touched it.  You have done really well to get it back in shape.  Here are a few of mine taken yesterday.

Nelly Moser in all her glory, didn't do well last year but excelling herself this year.

Loving geums at the momen, this is Lady Stratheden

First bloom on Gertrude Jekyll this year.

All the ladies seem to be looking fabulous at the moment


Posted: 05/06/2016 at 12:43

I know PP I'm going with a friend who isn't what you would call a gardener but does enjoy browsing round gardens.  We are also taking in Pashley and Merriment?, they were recommended by people on here.  I want to pop into Hastings and Rye too, so it will be a busy four days. 

Can't afford to do it in style so we found a really cheap B&B which will, I am sure, be fine.

It's quite a drive from here but luckily my friend enjoys driving so I will be able to relax.  I'll take photos and post them.


Posted: 05/06/2016 at 12:36

Forgot something else.  Wonky I have Windows 10 on my laptop and when I right click and select Edit I get a button on the top right hand side that says enhance.  If I click on it and save the photo it reduces the size dramatically the following photo was almost 5mb, after enhancing it reduced to 1.something.


Posted: 05/06/2016 at 12:30

Sorry forgot, hope Mr Kef feels better soon.


Posted: 05/06/2016 at 12:29

Ooh just finished the lawns and it's hot, hot, hot out there. Popped in for a cool glass of water.  Wonky you could try erecting a home made Sail Shade, they look quite good and you wouldn't have to keep it up the time, just when you fancied a bit of privacy. 

This time next week I will be on my way to Sissinghurst and Great Dixter, really looking forward to my 4 day stay in that part of the world.


Posted: 05/06/2016 at 10:04

Wow Pat, how beautiful, I've dabbled at watercolours in the past but nothing like that.  Such detail.

Sorry, I forgot my manners, morning all, just got a bit carried away with Pat's paintings.

Looking like it's going to be a beautiful day here.  Will be pottering in the garden, lawn mowing to do but nothing else major.  Planted up posts for secondborn yesterday, they will cheer up the outside of her new house.  The inside still leaves a lot to be desired but it's a work in progress and I'm sure they will get there in the end.

Clari, you must be bonkers, I've had some long hours at work, Corporate after show parties finishing at 1.30 followed by 7.a.m. breakfast meetings, but I've never actually slept on site.  Do they know what a gem they have?


Posted: 04/06/2016 at 19:04

Welcome back Pansy.  Looking forward to an explanation as to why you were banned. Hope everyone has a good evening.  Tomorrow is set to be a beautiful day, if you can believe the weather forcast.

I stand with Pansyface

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 16:28

I'm off too.  IMO The posts Pansyface made did not warrent a ban.  When I think what others have said both in threads and PM's I'm astounded at the actions taken.


Posted: 03/06/2016 at 10:21

So sorry to hear about Pansyface, I know she fought  hard about the legibiliy of the site.  I know the team must have been under extreme pressure during this period of change but I really cant understand why she was banned, others have been much more scathing. 

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on special at the moment 
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looks like a Carex or Liriope 
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