Latest posts by Yviestevie

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 11:41

New laptop purchased. They are loading office etc onto it so will be picking it up in a couple of hours.  Can't wait to get rid of this one as it's driving me crazy. 

Lovely sweet peas Dove.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 09:39

Wonder who will play Miss Marple

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 09:37

I'm fairly local to Bournville and Secondborn went to the Art College, it really upset me when Kraft bought out Cadbury seemed such a betrayal of the staff. It was such an iconic British brand.

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 08:50

Love you photos Chicky, such a romantic garden it would be perfect for filming one of those period dramas.

Wiisley does look beautiful Mark and Scroggin, wonder when I could visit

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 08:40

Sorry to hear about Wonky Dove. Hope the splints help.

Love Agatha Christie Lily P, one of my guilty pleasures, I can watch them over and over again.  Joan Hickson is my favourite Miss Marple and David Suchet is a perfect Hercule Poirot.  Do you know which story they are filming?

Haven't seen many butterflies about this year Aunty Rach even though it's supposed to have been a good year for them.

What plant other than Ivy to cover up unsightly lower-middle class concrete bird bath with vulgar inscription on it?

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 08:22

A few plastic flowers and fairy lights should sort it out.  You could then add a bit of tinsel and baubles at Christmsas.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 08:10

Morning Forkers,  Rainy here but hoping it will brighten up later.  Breakfast of painkillers this morning, overdid the gardening yesterday.  Cleared out ivy, holly etc from an overgrown corner of the garden and paying the price for it today.  Will need to have a think what to plant as it's north facing, has some old tree roots and is also close to a hawthorn tree.

I'm laptop seeking today as this one is playing up and getting on my nerves.  It keeps shutting down unexpectedly and not charging properly.  Don't want anything fancy.

What's everyone else up to?

Resurrected Eighteen

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 07:54

Morning all, early on parade for me today.  Overdid the gardening yesterday so painkillers for breakast.  Cleared a corner of the garden that had become a bit overgrown with ivy, holly and potato vine and have a nice new space for plants.  Might start a thread asking for suggestions as it's not the easiest of sites to plant up.

Hope everyone enjoys their Saturday whatever you are doing.  I'll be going on the hunt for a new laptop as this one is becoming too temperamental and slow.

Kew Gardens visit, July 2017

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 21:15

Here's a few more

Kew Gardens visit, July 2017

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 21:00

You couldn't be my grandmother Joyce, not unless you are over 100!!

Right, I'm going to try and post some piccies.

Have a few more but need to downsize them first.

Discussions started by Yviestevie

Need Ideas for planting under a tree.

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Moving Rodgersia

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Myrtle Communis

Is anyone growing it successfully in the Midlands 
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I.D. Please

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Conifers have gone - What next?

What do you think? 
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Caryopteris and Capsid Bugs

Anyone else having problems 
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Garden Visits

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Lupin damage

Can anyone help 
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Plant Combinations

Favourite Plant Combinations in your garden  
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Growing from seed 
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Pruning Hydrangea Limelight

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