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Latest posts by Yviestevie

Dahlia's - recommended sources?

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 20:30

Second vote for Sarah Raven, ordered 4 last year and they were fab.  I've tried National Dahlia Collection this year Verdun, I'm waiting for delivery.


Posted: 21/01/2016 at 14:33

Afternoon all, Murky day here, have visited mum and done some h*******k.  Thanks to those who signed the petition, the new pension rules have really had a big impact on our income.  I too had to finish work due to ill health and our private pension was based upon me receiving my pension at 60 and hubby at 65.  I now have to wait an extra six years meanwhile our private pension will drop as if I were receiving it. I'm still hoping the powers that be will have a rethink.

Hope Pat and RB are OK.

Wonky you are really going through the mill at the moment, hope everything gets much better soon.



Posted: 21/01/2016 at 14:16

Mostly I am never tempted the only one that got me last year was the perennial foxgloves 'llumination'.  Unusual colours don't tempt me as I like natural shades.


Posted: 20/01/2016 at 16:22

Ooh it actually works as a link on my computer.


Posted: 20/01/2016 at 16:21

Afternoon all, feel in a bit better mood today, very cold and frosty, think a fire is in order.  Got tallons done this morning and then visited a friend for tea and cake.

I really, really want to get started again in the garden but it's just too cold at the moment,  hope we get some dry weather when the temperatures increase a little so I can walk on the lawn with damaging it or sinking into it.

Don't normally get involved in anything controversial but if there are any ladies out there who were born in the 1950's and are a bit miffed about the way we have been treated re pensions there is a petition you might like to sign.  It can be found at the following site, don't know how to make it a link.

Hope this doesn't start any sort of irate debate.


polyanthes tuberosa

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 16:03

I grew it last year but it took ages for one to form a bud and it never opened.  I'm leaving them in the pot this year to see if I have any better results, if not then they are for the compost bin.

Anemone RUFFLED Swan

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 19:59

Wild Swan does well for me I have two. Unfortunately so do the more aggressive Jap Anem which I have been doing battle with for years.


Posted: 19/01/2016 at 19:55

Evening all, been looking after grandchildren today, didn't go anywhere as it was so cold.

As soon as this cold spell is over I will go and check the wisteria to see about cutting it back. Still hoping that I'll get some flowers on it.

Lots and lots of bulbs showing, I can't wait for the spring.  Really hate January and don't much like February either.


gardeners world

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 17:37

Like you Caroline I am missing GW, don't know when it will be back but I hope it's complete with Monty and Nigel.


Posted: 18/01/2016 at 17:11

Hi everyone just popped in to say hello.  Still feeling a bit ropey but no point in moaning. Hope everyone else feels better soon.

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