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Latest posts by Yviestevie

Miniature Rose

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 19:37

One year I was given a pot containing two minature roses for mothers day.  I have no idea what the variety was.  I put them in the garden once they had finished flowering and they lasted in the garden for about 3 years until I tried to move them.  That being said I did put them in during the summer so they had a while to settle in before the winter.

Rat spotted

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:15

Thanks for the advice I'd already planned to stop feeding the seed for a while but I like the idea of fixing pot saucers under the feeders.  That would also help with the seeds dropping and taking root.  Ill try these measures first before resulting to any other measures.

dog bite,anyone know for sure?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 13:46

Sorry If Ive offended anyone, I just believe that dogs should be under control at all times wherever they are and if you cant do this then you shouldnt keep them. 

As I have explained I have been a dog owner for many years and I chose to keep my dogs on leads, I understand that some dogs are allowed off leads on their own land but if thats the case then they should be supervised and trained not to bite.  I would assume that this is the case with working dogs and/or domestic pets.

Now to the points that really offended me.

I've always respected other peoples property and wouldnt trespass on other peoples land. Oh and by the way I was brought up by responsible parents in a happy home and my parents didnt need to resort to hitting me with anything to ensure that I behaved myself. 

I have never been cruel to any animal.  My dogs had a large secure gardenf to roam in and were taken on long walks on leads.  They had all the love and exercise they needed.

Rest assured I will not participate in any other controversial discussion on the forum as it is obvious that some people do not respect other peoples points of view unless it agrees with theirs and should a person disagree with them they then feel that its perfectly OK to resort to personal abuse.

Rat spotted

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 13:25

Let me start off by saying that I really do try and garden for wildlife.  Frogs, bees, birds, insects, even mice are welcome in my garden.  However, I cant stand rats.  This morning I spotted one eating the seed that the birds had dropped from the feeder.  Now I had to work long and hard to get a feeding station in my garden as hubby declared 'if you're not careful you'll attract rats".  I simply cant bear to tell him he's right so if someone has an idea of how I can rid myself of roddy please let me know.


Posted: 19/10/2014 at 11:18

and it does.


Posted: 19/10/2014 at 11:17
Topbird wrote (see)

Once you've got the Quote where you want it, make sure you move your cursor so that it's at the left hand margin of the box where you type - you'll see that the Quote is indented a bit

If you want to edit the quote e.g. delete a bit of it , I find it best to do that after you've typed whatever you're going to say. 


Still not perfect - maybe this will be...

Ive found the thread just seeing if it works


Posted: 19/10/2014 at 10:47

Someone the other day finally found out how to do quotes.  Can anyone bump the thread for me cant seem to find it.


Posted: 19/10/2014 at 10:42

Morning all, hope all poorly peeps and pooches are feeling better.

BM: What woofies did you have Yviestevie? Maybe you should get another one! 

No more dogs for me BM I loved my Westies dearly but dogs can be such a tie and I like to be able to pack up and go whenever the fancy takes me.  It used to cost me over £200 in kennel fees everytime I went on holiday and don't start me on the vets bills.

Lesley: Yvie - where are you going to put the new additions

Lord knows Lesley, I've got loads on order, Ive got to plant up where my alliums are to hide the leaves (have ordered some geraniums for that) and also plant something to grow through a Gyp.  The Epimediums are for a couple of difficult dry spots which get shaded from the rain by trees.

Today I'll mostly be learning how to do quotes.....

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 23:50

Really liking this bit of my garden at the moment


 Its nothing special but I like the different leaf combinations.

New small pond for frogs/toads

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 23:45

I get a lot of birds in the back garden including quite a few blackbirds, I never really thought about them eating snails but it does make sense.  I have very few snails in the back garden and don't get that many slugs.  I do use slug pellets at the start of the season when the perennials start coming through, but don't need to use them the rest of the year.  The front garden is a different matter altogether. I get hundreds of snails out there and usually control by popping out on damp evenings and collecting them up manually.

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