Latest posts by Yviestevie

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 20:47

Hi everyone

Sorry to hear there are so many germs about, hope you are both feeling better.

Obelisk, glad the move went OK, don't blame you for getting those conifers out.

Glad HRH is feeling a bit perkier Pat.

Have been busy in the garden over the last couple of days.  Have removed some woody lavender from the front garden and replanted the path borders with a mixture of hardy geraniums, heuchera and alchemelia mollis, should be nice against the gravel when they bush out a bit.

Some of the bulbs have been planted, but still quite a few daffs to go in.  The tulips have arrrived but they will go in next month, mainly in pots.

Quite a few perennials have been split and replanted.

Next big job is to clean the greenhouse and put the insulation up.  Have quite a few seedling to prick out and pot up.

fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 23:09

Mine have done well again this year, but as you say it's really easy to damage them as they don't show for me until June.

Autumn lawn care

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 23:07

Thanks Verdun,  I think I'll wait.

Autumn lawn care

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 21:25

I've had a slug explosion this year and was wondering whether to use Nematodes. I was also wondering if I had left it too late and whether I would be better waiting until spring.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 20:40

Sorry to hear your sad news BL.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 21:39

Hi folks, I go missing for a couple of days and it takes me hours to read back, you have been a chatty lot.

Lots of potential with that garden Obelisk and the house is lovely.  Hope everything is going well.

Wonky congratulations on the new job, I don't blame you for being so excited.  Getting paid for doing smething you love is just fantastic.

Some people are just dispicable RB, hubby had the phone call about problems with computers the other day and I'm sick of all the ones I get via email.

Been busy looking after Jonah last night and today, tomorrow I'm on nanna duty with Mabel and Merri so no time for gardening this week.

Have loads of bulbs I need to plant and have to find homes for 6 2ltr perennials that I bought from Suttons for the bargain price of £15.00 in their sale.  Have no idea when I will be able to get it all sorted.

Off to have a look round.'see' you all later.

Keeping Dahlia tubers

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 20:18

Mine stay in the ground and I give them a good mulch.  I live in the midlands and so far so good.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 11:02

Morning all, 

Sorry to hear about your health issues Pat.  Don't worry about visiting Casualty.  Any shortness of breath and chest pain shouldn't be ignored. 

Glad the back is easing up Wonky.

Well, what a weekend.  We are in the process of changing ownership of a house left to hubby by his parents and needed the deeds and probate information.  I keep all paperwork in the same place, although I admit it's not sorted out as often as it should be.  We went through all the folders and couldn't find the one we needed.  In fact we went through them all at least 3 times, took all saturday and we ended up with piles and piles of paper that needed to be destroyed.  Still no deeds. 

During saturday I had made lots of suggestions as to places hubby could check while I looked elsewhere, we even went down the cellar!!  Finally after continuing the search for most of yesterday we resigned ourselves to having to find out how we could get round the situation. 

I then double checked with hubby to see if he had looked where I had suggested, such as 'Did he take the drawers out to check if anything had slipped down the back'.  His answer was 'Oh no I didn't do that'.

Yes, you're right.  The folder was there.  Two b***dy days of searching and worrying.  I could kill him, and did he say sorry, like hell he did.  (why isn't there a smiley with steam coming out of its ears)

Consequently a very wasted weekend.  Although I do now have very tidy drawers and nicely filed paperwork

On a positive note my bulbs arrived this morning although it's much too wet to plant anything

Is it dead and what is growing out of this!!!??

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 10:22

Don't worry about the hydrangea.  The flowers are going over now and should be left on the plant over winter to protect the new growth underneath.  Not sure it will be happy in that trough in the long term, they prefer to be in the garden.  Some grow big and some stay relatively small.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 13:13

Afternoon all,  Had a busy few days looking after grandchildren, so not much gardening.  Wallflower and Hollyhock seeds have germinated and are doing well so will be pricking them out soon.  Will keep them in the greenhouse over winter and plant out in the spring.

Visited mum this morning and she seems in better spirits so that cheered me up a bit.  Had a good week at weightwatchers, lost 4.5 lbs in my first full week so really pleased .

Hope you feel better soon Wonky.

DD fingers crossed for you re bank manager.

Glad to hear that Bushman is OK.

Hope everyone enjoys the weekend.

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