Latest posts by Yviestevie

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 28/07/2017 at 20:49

Evening all,  Rotten day here weather wise so I've been catching up on the h*******k.  I'm shattered after scrubbing carpets, cleaning windows etc etc.  Feeling a bit down at the moment so trying to keep myself busy.  Hope everyone has a good night, catch up with you all in the morning.

Thank God for the internet

Posted: 28/07/2017 at 20:27

Same thing happened to me Josusa.  Here is a picture of the pigeon.  The owner was a little boy and his dad (a racing pigeon fancier) came to collect the bird.  He said his son was really missing him.

Resurrected Twenty

Posted: 28/07/2017 at 20:15

Evening all, It's lashing down here too.  MU I empathise with you over the dining room.  I have 3 guitars and a Turkish saz  in the hall and two amplifiers in the conservatory.  Hubby teaches guitar and before that played in a number of bands so I have always had to put up with bits of guitar strings etc all over the house.

Have had a very busy day again, sorry LB but it's been mainly h*******k.  Trying to keep myself occupied as we are waiting for the results of a biopsy.  Firstborn found a lump in her neck just before going on holiday.  We wont get the results until she come back in another two weeks.  She has a scan booked the day she gets back so it's a difficult time.  Hope I can get special dispensation.  Off for a look round the forum now.   Catch up with you all later.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 28/07/2017 at 00:10

Just relazing in bed and catching up with the gossip. Glad you had a good birthday Joyce. Lots of lovely cake floating around. Could do with a slice. 

Can't remember who was going to Market Drayton but Dorothy Clive Garden is around there. Well worth a visit. Photo above  

Marathon housework day today so I'm shattered. See you in the morning. 

Resurrected Nineteen

Posted: 27/07/2017 at 10:35

Morning Chey and everyone else.  I'm with Hazel don't like pictures of slithery things at any time never mind when I'm eating my breakfast. yuk.  Please don't show any pics or mention the s****s word as I have whole sections of movies I can never watch and the last copy of Gardeners World remains unread. Just the thought of it turns me into a shivering wreck.

Grey and murcky here.  Not sure what I'm going to be up to but doubt it will involve gardening.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 27/07/2017 at 10:05

Thanks Logan and Joyce.  Love the rose and Lavender photo too.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 22:25

Thanks  Chicky, Strawberry Kiss has come through the last two winters OK.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 20:02

Great photos everyone.  Thanks for sharing.  Her are a few taken in my garden this week.

Canna Ehemanii

Rose For Your Eyes Only

Sidalcea Elsie Heugh

Echinacea Strawberry Kiss

Clematis Jackmanii and Comtesse de Bouchard

Resurrected Nineteen

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 16:10

Afternoon all, Had a busy morning, the weather has been pants so I have been sorting out books and cd's (does that count as h*******k? It's brightened up now so I might go out in the garden and potter.

Glad to see you back LB

Roses - almost giving up

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 15:39

I love roses and grow lots of them.  I use very little 'wildlife killing chemicals'  just one spray early in the year before the bees etc get really busy and always  spray on a cold day when they aren't about.    I plant many species of plants that are loved by wildlife and I reckon on that front I'm pretty much in credit.

I am careful about which roses I select and always check for disease resistance and fragrance which for me are the two most important factors.  As mentioned by other posters collecting infected material, mulching and feeding are important.  I don't get any blackspot until July, this is usually when the first real flush has finished.  Yesterday I went round and removed any real problem leaves and also removed any branches affected by mildew.  New leaves will soon emerge as will new flowers. 

It's  up to you whether you think they are worth the trouble or not.  As mentioned by other posters there are lots of other plants to grow but most plants tend to have some drawbacks.

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