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Latest posts by Yviestevie

To Keep The Trees Or Not?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 17:06

I love trees, but not close to my house and in a small garden they are overbearing and really limit what you can grow.  I'm with Verdun, plant shrubs instead.

What are your most diisease free roses?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 17:01

It was me that mentioned Mayflower.  Nearly all my roses are David Austin and non of them cause me much trouble.  I FBB them in Feb, mulch them in March, give them a spray early in the season and feed them in June.  No more than I do with all my flowering plants really. 

If only I could get paid for doing what I love!

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 16:49

I was made redundant a couple of years ago from a very stressful job.  I decided that I was not going to find another job as problems with my back and issues with depression meant I was very limited in what I could do.  I've never been happier.  I look after my grandchildren for 2 or 3 days a week and in return Firstborn covers the cost of my car.  The rest of my time is spent in the garden which helps keep me mobile and sane.  It's suprising what you can manage without when you have to.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 16:32

Have potted up Snapdragon Twinny Rose and Achillea The Pearl seedlings.  Got rid of a few pots of failed seedlings and tidied up the greenhouse.

What are your favourite scented plants?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 13:37

I've got that Honeysuckle Betty, it's lovely, don't know its proper name either.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 22:23

Will try again



Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 22:20

Fabulous photos everyone, thanks for sharing.

 Having problems uploading photos tonight.

Watering Orchids

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 21:47

I think it's going to be tricky with no drainage holes, I think I would repot it in a clear plastic pot. 

About once a month I stand my orchids in a bowl of tepid tap water that contains a few drops of orchid feed.  I leave them for about 20 mins then take them out and leave them to drain completely

What are your favourite scented plants?

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 21:40

Forgot Freesias

What are your favourite scented plants?

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 21:31

Roses, esp Mortimer Sackler and Gloriana.  Jasmine, reminds me of hot summer holidays in Turkey.  Wallflowers, remind me of my childhood.  Sweetpeas, the old fashioned ones.  Sweet Rocket.   New mown grass. 

Can't stand the smell of privet.

Discussions started by Yviestevie


Growing from seed 
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Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 15:12

Pruning Hydrangea Limelight

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Last Post: 13/03/2016 at 21:02

Plant Supports

on special at the moment 
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Last Post: 08/03/2016 at 13:26

ID please

looks like a Carex or Liriope 
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Last Post: 16/03/2016 at 18:25

Not sure what to do with this space.

What do people think of statues in the garden 
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Last Post: 03/03/2016 at 13:25

We all need a bit of cheering up

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Last Post: 22/02/2016 at 08:31


for the chop - or not. 
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Last Post: 27/11/2015 at 14:27

Is this unusual

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Last Post: 30/09/2015 at 08:14

Acanthus Mollis

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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 16:54

Mystery Solved (I think)

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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 19:23

I Made These

My first year growing from seed 
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Last Post: 04/07/2015 at 20:09

Peony ID Please

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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 23:12

What a difference a year makes

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Last Post: 17/06/2015 at 21:47

Urgent ID required

Agapanthus Midnight Star vs Hemerocallis Daring Deception 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 19:24

Ornamental Grass or Weed

ID Please 
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Last Post: 04/06/2015 at 16:09
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