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2014

Posted: Yesterday at 12:32

Oh you angel, Edd.  Spot on.  My plant is about three feet and very vigorous.  I wonder if i will get the berries.  That would be a treat to have the yellow berries and the purple flowers at the same time.  I am so glad I keep plants that come as selfseeds in pots from nurseries to see what they are.  i have several waiting to be identified as soon as they flower.  Looking forward to being able to smell it soon as it is fragrant but not to people with flu symptoms!

2014

Posted: Yesterday at 10:42

There are five petals on my mystery plant so looks like a verbena.  Anyone know?  I will post photos of ot as the flowers open up.  Looks a beauty and same purple as my tibouchina.

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2014

Posted: Yesterday at 10:29

My conservatory this morning, full of colour and what i think is

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a verbena starting to flower with panicles of purple white edged flowers.

Talkback: Using nettles in the kitchen

Posted: Yesterday at 09:30
I too am a nettle lover, Kate. Nettle tea is delicious. You can buy the dried variety if you do not have your own source.

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: Yesterday at 09:17

The most endearing bit so far is Christine having difficulty getting up from playing toy boats.  I now take a little stool round the garden with me to help me up when necessary.  So many of us gardeners are elderly or disabled or both these days.  I have a fb friend who only has two fingers and lots more to contend with and her tips on coping are invaluable, eg the stool.

2014

Posted: Yesterday at 09:01

I had a good night's sleep and the pain in the back of my neck has all gone.  Tidied up the fallen leaves and deadheaded in the conservatory but outside is very wet still in Bristol so just surveyed the part I can see of my garden from the kitchen doorstep, took a few deep breaths of fresh air and came back indoors.  We have brighter drier weather forecast for later in the day.  The twenty or so wrens who live in my front garden have eaten all the many blackgrapes off the vine there and I missed the show!  Got up too late no doubt and, not having my hearing aides in in bed could not hear them. Ah well, perhaps next year.

2014

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 17:04

Awww, thank you flumpy1.  That is lovely.  Well on the mend now.  Just enjoyed The Red Shoes on BBC2.

I cannot wait for the first frost

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 13:58

Frost forecast for us all Sunday night.

 

Something of an apology.

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 10:14

Incidentally, I shall be finishing my thread called 2014  about my Golden Jubilee Year in my garden on Dec. 31st but, as 2015 is the Year when Bristol where I live is the Green Capital of Europe I should like to start a new thread on those lines - the best way to be environmentally friendly as a gardener.  The philosopher in me will love it so just let me know if I start  putting you all to sleep.  Just recovering from the dreaded flu so keep forgetting what i meant to say!!!

Something of an apology.

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 10:09

Can sympathise Mike as my laptop broke and the insurance people sent me a new one.  Going from Windows Vista to 8.1 was a nightmare for me who only knew four legged mice till she was eighty!

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Talkback: Using nettles in the kitchen

I too am a nettle lover, Kate. Nettle tea is delicious. You can buy the dried variety if you do not have your own source. 
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Talkback: Trees for wildlife

Well done, Kate. Last winter was so mild and wet lots of sickly trees suddenly showed what they are made of. Trees and shrubs that had nev... 
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The "Charlotte" potatoes I an trialling for Mr. Fothergill are harvested from the potato planter bag and being eaten. very delicious and a ... 
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Growing tomatoes indoors and out is a trial the Nation of Gardeners Project is doing for Mr. Fothergill Seeds. Ferline F1 is included in th... 
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I have three gems of tomatoes to sow as a participant in Mr. fothergills Trials in the nation of Gardeners project, called "Black Opal". "Pi... 
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2014

My Golden Jubilee Garden 
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My acer seedlings from the Botanic Garden which I weeded are all different colouring - salmon pink, rich toffee, crimson. pale pink and a ve... 
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clematis in need of identification

an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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Autumn colour

Celebrating the warm colours of autumn 
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Talkback: Didiscus coerulea 'Blue Lace'

One of my birthday presents was Kalanchoe "Bronze Sculpture" which is commonly known as the Paddle plant but this one has bronze colored tip... 
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Painting what you've grown

Letting other people see what can be done to immortalise your plants. 
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Summer has arrived

Let's share the lovely flowers and veg. in our gardens this summer. 
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picture difficulties

SOS 
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Talkback: Gardening in Russia

Awww, it was the same for my sister gardening in Edmonton in Canada, James. It was amazing how much they could grow in their very short thr... 
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Spring sweethearts

The sun shone brightly enough for my tulips to open up,something that thrills me every spring. 
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