Latest posts by Yviestevie

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 14:40

No, not so much as a pea.  Had raspberry canes in this garden when I moved in but I removed them because they seemed to take over the garden.  Still not sure I have a suitable spot yet but watch this space.

patience is a virtue

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 13:36

Love growing from seed.  If you fail you haven't wasted a fortune, but when you succeed it's a great feeling.


Posted: 27/04/2017 at 12:33

If you are planting clematis together just make sure they are in the same pruning group, otherwise it might be tricky.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 12:15


Resurrected Twelve

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 10:54

I was lucky LB flat shoes were fashionable in my teens so never had to resort to heels.  Secondborn on the other hand was a bit of a fashionista and wore high wedges and heels.  She now has two bunions, oops sorry, not allowed to call them bunions.  She has named them Audrey(Hepburn) and Marilyn(Monroe).

What tools does a new gardener need?

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 10:47

Crossed in the post Pete8.  As you can see NiniS more than one way to skin a rabbit as they say.

What tools does a new gardener need?

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 10:42

I'd echo what LB has said, apart from the compost bit as I don't do that.  The other thing you will need is a good strong back but unfortunately you can't buy one of those 

The only thing I would add is be careful how you handle those weeds.  Don't be tempted to rotavate the area unless you have an idea what weeds are growing as you could make things worse if you have any real nasties.  I'd probably weed by hand and and then identify which weeds come back. You could then check how best to treat them. 

Good luck with the garden

Resurrected Twelve

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 10:33

Morning folks,  Don't do ironing or 5" heels.  If it creases I don't buy it - simples.

Feeling a bit at a loose end this morning, not much to do in the garden and if I'm not careful I'll run out of excuses for not doing h*******k.  (don't do that either if I can get away with it).  Might join Lantana for a walk on the common if she doesn't mind company.

Glad the hosp. visit went OK RB.  Have managed to avoid appointments recently.  How do you remember what everyone has said.  Once I've turned the page everything seems to disappear from my head.

fruit and vegetables in semi shade

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 10:13

What a coincidence, Ive just posted on Forkers that I'm thinking of creating a couple of raised beds for fruit and veg but the only place I could put them would be in a fairly shady area.  Are you reading my mind GD

Thanks for the list LGtheL it will be useful if I decide to go ahead.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 10:09

That's strange didnt post in italics after all and all the paragraph spaces disappeared.

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