Latest posts by Yviestevie

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 23:36

Evening all, I love DA roses, only one seems to suffer from blackspot and that's a rambler 'Paul's Noel'.  MU, David Austin is in Albrighton, Shropshire.   I pop over there a couple of times a year, the garden's are just beautiful (the tea rooms not bad either). I spray them once with rose clear very early in the season and make sure that I clear any dead leaves away. They get a good mulch in Feb and a feed of DA rose food in March/April.  I keep saying I don't have room for any more but I always seem to find a spot for the odd one.

Debs, was it you who mentioned Twinny Snapdragons?  I grew Twinny Rose last year from seed for the first time.  They were really lovely with a great germination rate.  I've grown them again this year.  I plant them in the garden in small groups where the daffs have died down.  Today I pulled up lots of forget me not that has gone to seed and planted snapdragons in their place.  The also work well in containers as they don't grow too tall.

Rain and Water butts

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 17:45

Good amount of rain over the last couple of nights none in the day. Water butt is full. Need another really.  I'm in the West Midlands. 

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 14:37

Had a lovely day in the garden.  We had quite a bit of rain overnight so everything got a good watering.  Been pulling up forget me nots and planting snapdragons.  I love May.  It's my favourite month of the year.  Have about an hour before I pop over to see Jonah and Secondborn so time for another cuppa.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 14:28

Pat I really like Australia's entry, think it deserved better.  Didn't say earlier as I knew you hadn't watched it.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 14:26

Congratulations to all concerned BL.  I'ts been a lovely day here, have planted up a couple more pots and removed loads of forget me not to let the plants underneath breath a bit.  Spent a while sitting by the pond it's really starting to blend into the garden now.  Planted out some snapdragons grown from seed.  They are Twinny Rose and I just love them.

Off to Secondborn's to do a spot of impromptu nanna duty.  They are going to sort out a few things at their wedding venue and it's a bit close to Jonah's bed time to take him.

Catch you all later.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 10:23

Morning all, Lovely day here a few clouds about but according to the weather forecast they should disappear as the day goes on.  Planted up a couple of pots yesterday and would like to do more today but I'm still waiting for a few key plants to be delivered. Might pop out and get some more compost ready for the delivery.

Watched Eurovision last night and really liked the song that won.  Thought ours was much better than usual. 

Sorry to hear about your dad Chicky, hope he feels better soon.

Love dogs but we can't afford to keep one anymore.  Vets bills and the cost of kennel cover during hols make it an expensive business.

Hope everyone has a good day.

Dahlia outside

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 21:08

I'm in the West Midlands and leave my dahlia's in the ground.  I have one that started to show weeks ago, it's always early and it survived the frosts of a couple of weeks ago.  The others are just starting to emerge.

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 12:25

Morning all, Quite a bit of rain last night so the garden got a good watering and the water butt is fairly full.  Feeling tired again this morning so I'm trying to give myself a good talking to so that I get up off my bum and sort some pots out.  Want to get them all planted before I go on hols. 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 23:00

GD, Omoshira was planted exactly a year ago.  Clematis  Westerplatte is planted with it.  I love Geums too.  I have Lady Stratheden, Cosmopolitan, Borisii and Fireball. Don't think they there is a purple variety they tend to be shades of yellow, orange and red. A few have a tinge of pink about them.

Our School Garden Needs Help!

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 22:43

Maybe you could contact a local art college and see if their students would join you in a project.  They could work with your children to create a design and draw it on the wall and your children you help paint it.

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