Latest posts by Yviestevie

Shady Border

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 19:45

My camelias thrive in the shade. Dicentra also do well. Chocolate vine is a good shade climber and the scent from mine at the moment is fantastic. 

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 19:09

I think I'm pampering them a bit too much.  I'll leave them on the windowsill and see if any germinate.  Thanks for all your responses.

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 21:38

Night everyone, just gonna finish watching Vera then I'm up the wooden hills.  On nanna duty tomorrow looking after Mabel who has Scarlet Fever so an early start for me.

What plans or changes do you have for your garden this year?

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 21:31

After saying earlier that I wasn't planning on doing much this year I have decided to put in a wildlife pond.  This is the area that it will go in.

behind the bench is a large log pile and it's quite overgrown so it should work quite well.

The  area where the conifers were has been replanted. You can see the the stumps along the fence. Just need it all to fill out now and the two new trees to grow.

Can't wait to get started on the pond.

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 21:10

Anyone have any tips on growing delphiniums and aquilegia from seed.  Never seem to do very well for me.

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 21:04

Have grown loads this year

Started them off in heated propogators Lupins, Aubretia, Diascia, Lobelia, Snapdragons and Agastache.

Now they have been pricked out and are tucked up in my little 6ftx4ft greenhouse along with some plug plants I am growing on.

These are the wallflowers I sowed last year, the hollyhocks are already in the garden.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 20:08

Lovely photos everyone.  Here are a few taken today.

Chocolate Vine, not the prettiest of plants but the perfume is filling the garden at the moment.

The camelias have been gorgeous this year.

First of the tulips to open.

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 19:43

Evening all,  sorry no pusscat photos, secondborn is allergic to cats and most dogs.  We had Westies (recommended by the asthma society) and she was OK with them.  No more pets though now, too much of a tie.

Had a busy day in the garden, painting tables and cutting lawns.  The Chocolate Vine is scenting the garden at the moment and quite a few tulips have joined the daffs and honesty adding colour to the borders. Must put some photos on one of the camera threads.

Busy planning a wildlife pond at the moment.  I'm hoping to start digging it out around Easter.

Help I think they have sent the wrong clematis

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 19:10

Email sent, I'll let you know the outcome.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 18:20

Hi folks, haven't read back as a bit rushed today.  Have been out in the garden, mowing the lawns and staining the table tops. 

Dove, the clematis they sent me isn't Purpurea Plena Elegans, so I will have to complain and try and get a replacement.

I've also been busy planning my new Wildlife Pond.  Hubby has agreed to help so I think we will be getting down to it after we return from Cornwall at Easter.

Discussions started by Yviestevie

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What do you think? 
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on special at the moment 
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