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Latest posts by Yviestevie

weeds and gravel

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 19:21

Yes, but they will be really easy to pull up because they cant get the same hold.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 17:12

Have got my seed ready for sowing this year I'm going for pre Spencer types as I want a really good perfume,  I've gone for Cupani (maroon/violet), Senator (purple stripe), Dorothy Eckford (white) and Lord Nelson (navy blue).  All bought from Eagle.


Posted: 17/09/2015 at 16:54

Love that description of porridge, it is just like wallpaper paste.  We had it when we were little because, as you said Verdun, its cheap.  Not very fond of cheap anything. Anyway a slice of wholemeal toast isn't expensive and boy does it taste better.

Just back from hospital, mum is much better.  She's moaning so I know she is on the mend.  Had the xray on my knee, two weeks before results get back to GP.



Posted: 17/09/2015 at 14:04

Afternoon all,  I'm with you Jo, porridge is just vile, even the thought of it makes me feel ill.

RB hubby is doing OK.  He can see through his eye but everything is still very blurred but he has to go back in to have an oil bubble removed from behind the retina, it's used to  keep pressure on the retina to encourage it to stay in place. Hoping that his sight will clear once this is removed.

I'll be visiting mum this afternoon and then moving on to another hospital to have my knee xrayed.

Popped to the garden centre today and picked up a few violas to fill a gap and then went to see secondborn who is home from work not feeling too good.

On nanna duty again tomorrow, at least I don't have to leave little one at nursery so I can get lots of cuddle.  When I drove home yesterday I had gone about 10 miles when I realised I was still listening to Mabel's Rythm time CD. It was only when they said 'have you screwed your listening ears on nice and tight' that the penny dropped Note to self, put some 'adult' music in the car.


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 18:38

Just popped on to say evening all,  you lot have been chatty, I can't remember what's been said there were so many pages.

Not done much today, took grandaughters to school and nursery, little one cried when I left her, nearly picked her up and took her back home

Had my talons done this morning and finally got round to cutting up the capilliary matting.  Need to sow my seeds, might try and get round to it tomorrow.

Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 20:56

NB I planted Tuberose too lots of foliage but no flowers yet.  Read up on them and it does say late summer/autumn.


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 20:46

Evening all, Mum seemed a bit better today but the cold is lousy.

Hostafan, sorry about the knee, I was at the doctors with mine today, it's been playing up for ages but couldn't face all the agro of getting it sorted, it was bad enough trying to sort out my back.  I have to go for an xray to rule out bone damage before going down the mri route.  Agree with getting in and out of the car - it's a real pain (pardon the pun) sitting down and standing up is pretty awful and as for climbing stairs.  Ever since I hit 50 I feel like I'm falling apart.

I'm on nanna duty tomorrow so I wont be around.

Oh by the way RB I'm on a laptop not an ipad.

Early night for me I think with a hot toddy.

Against all logic.......

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 20:20

Last year in the middle of summer I basically relocated every plant in a border because I wasn't happy with the plant combinations.  They all survived and flowered beautifully this year.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 09:37

I love the fence too Fairy, really good use of space. Might take a look at Helitrope (spelling) I've never planted any.


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 09:30

Morning all, up early today for a doctors appt, back home now with a cuppa.  It's a bit chilly today, not sure if it will warm up enough to tempt me out into the garden.

Sorry to hear about your disturbed nights Snoodle, I remember those days well, hope little one feels better soon.

Chin up Pat, it must be hard not to see your grandson often.

Well done Wonky, sounds like you have been busy, basements are not a natural environment for a gardener.

Not planned anything for today going to curl up on the sofa and keep my cold to myself I think.

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