Latest posts by Yviestevie

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 10:07

Morning all,

Sorry to hear about your dad Chicky.  He's lucky to have such caring daughters.

No plans for today, the garden beckons after another cuppa.

Lovely sunny day but there's a stiff breeze so I'll check plant stakes, don't want any casualties.

If Amanda Holden's 45 I really am 27.

Progress update

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 18:52

Daniel, I have found a way to post pictures that doesn't involve an outside site.  There is an enhance button on Windows 10 which also downsizes the photos at the same time.

Unfortunately, I do have another problem.  There are a number of threads that I like to follow which I have marked.  However, they keep dropping off the list and I have to keep finding them again and reclicking the follow button.  Has anyone else reported this.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 18:48

Not bad here today, quite a bit of cloud but not cold and no rain.  Think we are due a downpour on Wednesday.

Love the photo Pat and very pretty hat.  Used to do lots of knitting but tend to cross stitch now instead.  That reminds me still have loads to do on cot quilt for new grandson.  He'll be going to school before it's finished if I'm not careful.

Been pottering round the garden for most of the day, attacked a few brambles and some ivy that was trying to creep up neighbours wall.  Popped to Ashwoods and bought a new obelisk for my clematies which are due to be delivered later this week.

Glad you forwarded your messages to Daniel.  Just block the senders now and ignore them.

Am feeling quite pleased with myself as I have found out to post photos.  There is a button on windows 10 labelled enhance but it also reduces the size so I can now post photos again. Yipee

Hope you get your packing done Dove.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 18:25

Got rid of a load of daffodil leaves that had finally dried up.  Cut back some brambles and some Ivy that had strayed onto my neighbours wall.  Bought a new obelisk for clematis coming later this week. 

Then sat in the garden and read a book.  Lovely.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 21:50

Wow it worked

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 21:49

Lovely photos everyone, I'm going to have another go at posting piccies.

Thalictrum Black Stockings

Iris Cimeron Strip (first time they have flowered)

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 18:46

Evening all,

Sorry about your unfortunate messages Pdoc.

Have been busy in the garden today.  Cleaned out the greenhouse now all the plants have been either moved outside or planted. 

Popped to Ashwoods this morning and bought a new pot for my 2 clematis which are due to be delivered later this week.  Grandchildren arrived lunchtime so we played tea parties in the garden

Hope your neck improves ready for your holiday Dove.

Progress update

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 12:53

Any news on a fix yet for posting photos?  One of the prime reasons for using the forum is plant/problem  ID and exchanging information/pictures on the plants we grow.  I've tried resizing but it still wont post without a lot of faff using a secondary web site.  I use a laptop and yes, I do agree that the only benefts the new site has provided are for phones and ipads.  Anyone who uses a laptop or a pc has definitely suffered in the process.  

holly trouble

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 22:47

I have the same on my holly tree, but I do get berries.  There are quite a few hollies round here so mine gets polinated.  If yours is in splendid isolation then it might be the reason you are not getting berries.

Clematis - can I prune now to stop growth?

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 20:33

A lot of my clematis are in pots.  I think as long as you choose the right varieties growing in pots is not a problem.  I top up the soil once a year and feed during the growing season.  I've just ordered two new ones Westerplatte and Omoshiro.  I plan to plant them in one large pot (saw them growing together at the Malvern spring show in 2015)

I'd post a photo but it's just too difficult on the new site.

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