Latest posts by Yviestevie

Barrel pond

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 14:20

Think so Macca, it's the same that we use for the fence.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 12:39

Hi Folks,

Feeling very achy and snotty this morning.  Have managed to get out and trim the lawns and take a few photos.  Will need to water the pots and baskets sometime today it's been ages since we had any rain.

Not doing Nanna duty tomorrow due to cold, don't want to pass it on.  Nanna in law will be taking the reigns. 

Happy anniversary Fidgets, I can't believe it's been a year.

DD hope your eye improves, sounds nasty.  I read Wild Swans a while ago.  Saying I enjoyed it doesn't seem quite right but it was an interesting book, that I'm glad I read.

Friend is popping in for a coffee this morning, have warned her about the germs but she doesn't seem to mind.

Barrel pond

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 12:25

Just saw the bit about the bands rusting through.  Ours has been in place about 4 years and so no signs of breaking.  We just paint the whole outside with wood protection.  Ours is on gravel so I can't really comment about staining.

Barrel pond

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 12:20

Hi Macca3,  I have a half barrel pond in the garden.  We have pots surrounding it and house bricks inside that create steps where plants are placed.  I haven't seen anything particular going in or out but we do have lots of frogs and toads in the garden and the birds often use it in preference to the bird bath to drinks out of.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 12:07

Hi everyone, thanks for posting all your lovely piccies.  Here are a few taken today.

Some of the pots are still doing OK

Hydrangea Paniculata Limelight

First flower on the Tuberose I bought.  I love the perfume.

Lobelia Fan Burgundy

Clematis Picardy still producing the odd flower

Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 21:37

Thanks for posting Dove, lovely autumn colours.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 21:10

Evening all,  Sounds like everyone has had a busy day.   I managed to get a few things done in the garden, the daffs have been planted and I've potted up a few hollyhocks for next year. 

I've also been looking at plant porn and have ordered a couple of Acer Palmatums (Shaina and Wilson's Pink Dwarf) and a couple of Cornus Midwinter Fire.  The acers will be planted in pots and the Cornus will be planted in the space left by the conifers.  They should catch plenty of sun there.

I'm hoping to edge the lawns and liberate the contorted hazel from the chocolate vine tomorrow but I may have my plans scuppered as I think I am getting a cold

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 21:40

Evening all,

Leeds is a good university city Chicky, my great nephew went there and had a great time and my best friends daughter lives in a village just outside. 

Clari we have a piece of slate about 5ft x 2ft that we removed from a fireplace 3 houses ago.  It's been used for a variety of things over the years, mainly in the garden, at the moment we are using it as a base for the garden bench.

Had lots of cuddles this afternoon from grandson. Secondborn's partner did some negotiating with Sky for us and got us a massive discount which equates to about 50% off our TV, broadband and phone package.  Verdun would have been proud of him.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 12:15

Enjoy the trip Chicky, I quite like train journeys provided I don't have a mobile phone fanatic or an ipod person who plays it so loud that I can hear it despite the earphones.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 11:51

Morning all,

Just got back from Weightwatchers, that's another 2lbs gone.  Lazy weekend planned.  Might get the daffs planted, might not.  Bought some viola to brighten hanging baskets up for the winter but they are looking too good to demolish just yet.  Also have some hollyhocks to pot on.

Secondborn and her other half are bringing the baby on a visit this afternoon so lots of cuddling planned.

Had our first fire of the autumn/winter last night.  It was lovely and cosy, buying a log burner was the best thing we did when we moved into this house.

I have read back, but as usual have forgotten most of it.  I remember logs and rocks for Hosta, we will need a delivery this winter I think. 

Someone is on a long train journey, but I can't remember who.  Hope train is on time and your fellow passengers behave themselves.

Sounds like you are settling in Obelisk, glad ginger has been returned to his/her owner.

Sorry if I've forgotten anything important.  Must dring cuppa before it gets cold and have a quick browse round the site.

Discussions started by Yviestevie


Chop them or leave them? 
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on special at the moment 
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ID please

looks like a Carex or Liriope 
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Not sure what to do with this space.

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We all need a bit of cheering up

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for the chop - or not. 
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Is this unusual

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