Latest posts by Yviestevie

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 16:09

Er, my plan not to buy anything at Ashwoods failed miserably.  I saw a Ribes White Icicle just coming into flower and and it just followed me home.  Had a sandwich in their glorious Tea Room but got my friend to buy it so I wouldn't be tempted by the cake.  We sat outside to eat and it was lovely and warm.

My new super seven electric propogator has arrived so I can sow lots  more seed. Yay!!!  Lobelia, Snapdragons and Diascia have started germinating.  The next ones to go in will be Agastache Globetrotter, Aubretia Royal Mix, Aquilegia Nora Barlow, Lupin Fairy.  Might also grow some Black Eyed Susan and Alyssum.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 10:33

Glorious weather here, we did have a frost though.  I going to have a walk round the garden and pop along to Ashwoods I think for a browse.  I'm not going to buy anything though  Don't think the next few days are going to be too bad either. 

Hi Verdun,  You need to be careful on this thread, I had to reprimand some of the ladies (and I use that word losely) for passing comment on young men's derrieres.  I know what a delicate constitution you have so be warned

elegant and cost effective way to support dahlias

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 10:18

I use grow through rings and they work fine.  You do need to get the right size though and also put them in place before the plants get too high.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 10:10

Morning all,  Sorry to hear that you had a bad night LilyP Secondborn has a nasty cough at the moment.  She took Night Nurse for a couple of nights and had a good nights sleep on both nights.  How many nights can you get in one sentance.

Glad you enjoyed your weekend P'doc.

Free Hellebores Hosta

Can't remember anymore.

Haven't got anything planned today apart from visiting mum.  Might pop to Ashwoods and see if anything inspires me.

Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 21:58

Aym, I live in Kingswinford which is West Mids/Staffs Border.  It normally flowers around this time I have another which is smaller and more of a reddish pink, but I prefer this one.  It is on a North facing wall and never gets the morning sun, which is a real no no for Camelia. I give it a tidy up after it finishes flowering and feed it with a camelia feed.  I also try not to water it with tap water.

Show me your Hanging Baskets

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 21:34


These are a few photos taken of my baskets over a couple of years.

Choice of New Camera

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 21:00

I think you can also alter the size of photo on some cameras before you take the photo.  You need this if you want to post photos on this site anything substantial wont load unless you reduce the size on the computer which in my case is a bit of a faff.

Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 14:06

Aym, you got a good deal with the scarifier.  Lovely photos everyone, here are a few I took this morning.

Two new Rhodos planted and the pots all tidied up for the spring

Camelia looking nice and healthy, no idea of the variety though.  Any experts out there.

First time I have grown these.  This is the first one open in the pot. I think the variety is Harmony.

Advice on plants underneath roses

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 11:44

I underplant with hardy geraniums and all my roses are in mixed borders.  Don't like the look of formal rose gardens.  I just make sure that there are plenty of plants in the border that shine when the roses don't.  Underplanting also helps keep blackspot at bay.

Gardeners pick n mix

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 11:23

I order quite a few plug plants and pot them on into a frost free greenhouse and I also grow a lot from seed.  Nothing beats the thrill of growing from seed but if I only need a few of a particular plant it's easier to get the plugs.

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