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Latest posts by happymarion

Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 10:51

Very easy.  This one is in partial shade in my woodland walk but the one in the Phyllogeny Garden in the Bristol botanic Garden where i am a volunteer gardener is in full sun and performs beautifuklly every year - a sheer delight.  It does have a bark mulch every year topped up so I would try to give woodland edge conditions to your new plant.  Works for me!

Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 10:42

my primroses just keep flowering all through the year.  They love all seasons in Bristol.  This one is in a crack in a crazy paving path.


Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 10:38

And a vatiegated variety of Sedum spurium;


Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 10:32

Of course I had to inspect my alpines which have kept me so busy removing the wet leaves from them - well i do love them as well as my trees!  This is Sedum spathufolium nestling beside a white form of armeria.


Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 10:26

Broad beans and red chard complementing each other in one of my raised beds.


Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 10:22

The winter sun hits my Eucalyptus tree;


Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 10:17

The catkins on the Garrya elliptica getting longer.


Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 10:12

a variegated ivy climbing up the willow in my woodland walk;


Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 10:07

The flowers on the sarcococca smelling delightful;


Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 10:02

The beech tree full of birds of all sizes.


Discussions started by happymarion

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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Talkback: Tomato blight and potato blight

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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Last Post: 06/09/2014 at 18:57

Talkback: Growing tomatoes outdoors

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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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 18:21

Talkback: Sowing tomato seed

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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My Golden Jubilee Garden 
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Talkback: Autumn goes out in a blaze of glory

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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Last Post: 31/10/2013 at 18:38

clematis in need of identification

an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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Last Post: 12/09/2013 at 19:48

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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Last Post: 05/09/2013 at 03:06

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

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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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Spring Spectacular

The Garden Sculpture Exhibition at the Bristol Botanic Garden  
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