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2014

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 12:01

Oh my goodness my Jubilee garden is looking so golden i will have to take my camera out after the parcel post arrives with my redelivery.  I have the most beautiful perfect golden tulips.  I have already pricked out some of my tomato seedlings and found some terrcotta pots for my prettiest auriculas for Mother's day  Some of my "Ancilla" are turning pink so will have their pots soon and find a corner in the garden for them to bloom again next year.  The big pots of "Red Hunter" were double layered so the first layer has been dead-headed and the second layer is flowering.  I can definitely say I have never had such successful early tulips which have been outdoors all their life.  A winter like last winter suits them down to the ground (and the pot).

2014

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 09:12

 Rained a lot through the night in Bristol but dry now and temperature is bearable outside so will prick out my own tomatoes, cerinthe major, zinnias, etc as I found a binbag full of suitable pots in a corner of the garage yesterday.  Rain forecast to come from the east in the afternoon.   It does make it easier to get plants out in the borders and to remove weeds first.    The mild weather is forecast to return on Saturday.  I should have my Mothers day display up and running and will post a oicture.                              

2014

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:39

Glad to hear it, Lisa!  The participants in Mr. Fothergills Nation of Gardeners Trials are about a month behind with flowers on the broad beans, growth of their garlic plants etc but they get there, just later than us down south.  Frosty in Bristol this morning but no damage done and the garden is just so beautiful with spring blossom and bulbs in full flower.

2014

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 16:05

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joy the colour but my it was chilly.  Astonished to see buds on my peonies so early.

2014

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 12:37

Oh, thank you. Chicky.  That does look a good one.  60 allium moly and 60 brodiaea now planted, but it kept getting overcast and threatening to rain.  I have come in for lunch now but it is so dark out there I fear it may plummet down again soon.  I do not want a hard frost as the Conference pear tree is in blossom so perhaps i should be encouraging the clouds.  There is plenty I can be getting on with indoors.

2014

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:20

We have a forecast for mainly dry today but it is already raining.  I watched GW which I missed on Friday being out at the AGS meeting.  Quite eclectic but I have seen Carole help a young couple with children do their garden before and Monty clean out his pond.  Well gardening can be repetitive.  I shall be sowing the three outdoor tomatoes for Mr. F. trial today- "Sungold F1", "SakuraF1" and "FerlineF1", someGem Squash seeds a FB friend sent me,lobelia and Rudbeckia, Rustic Dwarfs mixed, planting some of my summer bulbs in pots and starting my Mothers Day display off.  Thank you for the kind appreciation, donutmrs.  BizzieB I have some brodiaea in the garden already,increasing nicely and it is a lovely cut flower.  You seem to be as busy as your name suggests.  May get some picyures in the afternoon.  The spring flowering shrubs are glorious this year.

2014

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 16:01

"Charlotte" potatoes are up in the potato planter Mr. Fothergill supplied us with so will soon be earthing them up.  Have been invited out to one of my son's for Mothers Day lunch so will plant the others in a raised bed outside the day before.  Not yet four 0'clock but quite whacked now as i have cleaned patio no.2, the one outside my potting shed(back of the garage really).  I shall decorate it with pots of bulbs tomorrow and have my coffee there when it is fine as it is a different view from that picnic table to the one outside the kitchen door - just as beautiful but has more birds visiting for crumbs being further from the road.  It is like going deeper and deeper into the countryside as you travel up my garden.  Bit windy for the butterflies today.

2014

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 13:39

Not as vile a morning as forecast.  Just a few spots of icy rain so got 17 Black Opal tomatoes pricked out in the conservatory for Mr. Fothergills Nation of Gardeners Trials and planted twenty more auriculas out in the slate scree.  The conservatory is now better organised and my neighbour came over, admired the spring bulbs and went happily home with four pots of cut and come again Mr Fothergills salad leaves for her son's work sandwiches.

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2014

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 09:20

Oh dear, so cold.  I think it will be indoor gardening today.  Our post was very late yesterday and so at 5o.clock in the middle of preparing supper for my guest I found myself opening up "Live Plants".  Had to wait till this morning to see what the bulbs were - 40 each of sparaxis, allium owstrowskianum,60 brodiaea, 70 oxalis, 60 allium moly, and 30 acidanthera.  No doubt a sales bargain I could not resist.  Well, the ground is well watered again after last night's rain so, all I need is a bit higher temperature and two or three dry days.  In the meantime any that are showing signs of sprouting will go into pots.  Some more daffs are going over now so will plant those out in the garden and free up their pots.

2014

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 21:48

I still have that job to do and loads of daffs to divide as well and so many primulas will need to be divided after they flower.  Tonight at the AGS meeting where we had a most beautifully illustrated talk from Dr. Tony Hughes on the Dolomites, in the raffle I won four colchicums in a pot ready to be planted out as their leaves are showing.  I think somewhere in the slate scree for them.

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