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Latest posts by Yviestevie

Is it a 'good' year for aphids, greenfly & blackfly?

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 20:34

Have seen hardly any aphids and haven't had to spray at all. I'm in the West Midlands.


Posted: 24/06/2015 at 20:31

Glad you had a good day Lily even if you are shattered.

Verdun I have just bought 4 plug plants of 'Love and Wishes'  they have already trebled in size and are romping away.  I am planting them in pots so I can overwinter them in the greenhouse if I need to but I think they are supposed to be hardy.



Posted: 24/06/2015 at 16:47

Lovely day here spent in the garden, deadheading and tidying up.  Everying is so georgeous at the moment.  Hubby is outside at the moment trying to mend our garden table and chairs.  Time was I would have just bought a new one but early retirement does have it's disadvantages. 

Always called them goosgogs here too,  had a couple of bushes in the garden when I was growing up and used to love gooseberry crumble and custard.  Better go and see if Hubby wants a cuppa otherwise he'll go on strike.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 21:07

Amazing photos Joybell and Lily,  your gardens look wonderful, so much work but what a reward.

Ivy covering a very old wall. Should I remove it?

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 20:58

I love Ivy and so does wildlife.  I'd leave it and just trim it back when the nesting season is over. 


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 20:55

Sorry to hear of your news Verdun.  I hope he is OK.

Matty Pippin looks a real cutie.

Congrats Hosta, enjoy your evening and raise a glass.

Fidget you made me laugh re someone else's house.  My friend came home to find her neighbour had put up two brackets and hung his ladders on the side of her house.  I just can't believe the cheek of some people.  He seemed really put out when she told him to take them down.

Had a nice day today with Mabel, have been out and watered the garden, will get out there tomorrow hopefully and get some deadheading done, need to feed the clematis and roses too.


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 16:37

Hello everyone,  Haven't caught up with everything yet but just popped in to say Hi.

Congrats on the new baby Busy, let us know what his name is as soon as you know.

Feel a bit better today, tried some gardening but too tired so gave up and retired to sofa.  Looking after grandaughter tomorrow so must get some enery back.  Did go out this morning to GC and bought two Salvia Caradonnas one to highlight some orange planting and the other to add to some pink plants. 


Beard Iris

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 23:19

Mine aren't flowering either Ladyjune.  I have planted them correctly, the Rhizomes are facing south and not buried under the soil and nothing is shading them.  Plenty of  leaves but no flowers. It is the first year so I wondered if that might be the reason.

Peony ID Please

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 23:12

Don't think it is Patsy I think there are too many petals and the centre isn't big enough.  I've been looking online and think it might be Auguste Dessert

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 14:42

Why on earth do you buy from a company that supplies poor quality products.  There are other suppliers out there.

I notice that this is the first post you have ever made on the forum.

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Thought I would start a new thread for this year. 
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