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29/08/2013 at 17:40

Sorry Lizzie, just seen your question. Yes they are poppies.

29/08/2013 at 18:35

Just love this pic Mrs Garden

02/09/2013 at 20:35

The star in my garden is the harvest I picked this lot this evening.


02/09/2013 at 21:25

Lets hope you can eat all that Marion

03/09/2013 at 11:19

There are tons more.  Lots will go in the freezer and be given away.  Much already has been.  I put my good health down to the produce I grow and eat.  Just had too plums with my coffee!  Very sweet this year because of all the sun,  I am hoping if this good weather contiues my grapes will be too.  I have never seen so many.

03/09/2013 at 12:04

Always a pleasure to read Happy Marions contributions!  Yes the apples on one of my ancient trees are ready for picking - I only wish |I knew what variety they are - but they keep indefinitely. I will start filling my boot with bags of apples to give away - these old trees produce sufficient for the whole village.

My greenhouse is full of grapes too - will have to do a bit of winemaking, methinks.

I also have a vibrant pot of three bright orange and red begonias - bought cheap, planted late, and flowering their socks off - completely outshine the geraniums which are also abundant this year (and that's after flowering all winter in my unheated lobby.)



03/09/2013 at 12:10

The star in my garden right now?  Me.  I've picked loads of runner beans and they're going to the foodbank In a mo.  it's been a generous summer....the weather, the crops the flowers......and another hot glorious day today. And I'm picking  up another anemone wild swan's in a 3 litre pot for £12.50 apparently full of buds and flowers......from a local nursery who sourced it for me.  (it seems only tiny plugs are available at the moment)

the real star this year has been the sun.  

03/09/2013 at 12:14

I'm glad the foodbank is accepting fresh veg. There must be lots of people who would contribute excess fruit and veg to the food bank, but when I read up on it, it said cans and dried goods only.

03/09/2013 at 14:47

Couple of things that are still going well.

Gazania's dont know when to give up.



 And the sweet peas climbing up a trellis and the neighbours conifer



 The leaves on them are looking fairly sorry for themselves now, but it keeps flowering

03/09/2013 at 15:02

This little fella was the star in my garden yesterday. He was on my Zinnias for ages

 And my Gertrude Jekyll Rose has started flowering again. What a Fragrance!


03/09/2013 at 16:14

Lovely fruit Marion.

Singy what wonderful Gazanias.

Don't blame that butterfly Mattbeer

Verdun you are right- the sun has been a real star this year.

03/09/2013 at 16:17

Apple blossom in fall while the others are ripening.  Must be a late starter....


A few weeks ago it would have been the Magnolia flowering for the second time.

Close runner up is the walnut tree.  Still plenty of nuts despite the grey vermin.

03/09/2013 at 16:35

This is also a star at the moment purely because there are SO MANY bees on it


05/09/2013 at 17:57

Great pics everyone, love the Buddha.

My under gardener is my star today...


05/09/2013 at 18:40
Mrs G - he is a role model for undergardeners everywhere! And your borders are looking lovely too
05/09/2013 at 18:46

cosmos is the star at the moment.

05/09/2013 at 23:39

Sunflowers are the stars at present and most are multi headed, I can't wait for them to go over. They were planted for the wild life and  are dwarf to about 4 or 5ft, or so the packet said, 'NOT', more like 6 or 7ft. Bee's and caterpilllars have loved them, I've cut a few for indoors and the saved seeds will be for the birds over Winter with a few seeds to regrow again in the Spring or at least that's the plan.    

07/09/2013 at 15:36

 Phlox, I didn't think it would flower this year then they all arrived at once.


07/09/2013 at 16:00

Mrs G.. they love playing withe the hosepipe.. mine does for sure always willing to do that bit

the star in my garden at mo is mr gorgeous white and pink neapolitian cyclems. i ahve a old grandma one which is about 2 years old and i av lots of small ones flowering for the first time this year as i grew them from seeds and are 2years old now..

07/09/2013 at 20:18

The star in my garden right now are my Chrysanthemums

 Especially as they spend most of lives in shade (novice gardener, planting error!) They have 2 sister plants which are getting there but not flowered yet