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Posted: 10/11/2014 at 16:43

I have just watched "Glorious Gardens from Above"and was completely blown away by it.  Every part of this production is splendid.  It is full of history, geography, drama, music, interesting people with interesting stories to tell, spectacular gardens and gardening and feats accomplished by Christine Walkden in her eagerness to help the gardeners that bring your heart to your mouth.  I do hope the production team get international acclaim for this and this is one program they can repeat time and time again as far as I am concerned.


Posted: 10/11/2014 at 08:43

Another dry day forecast for Bristol and warmer than of late.  I should get a lot of work done outside today.  A new to my garden fox has been running away each time I go up the garden so may find out if he is a new resident or just a visitor.  There are certainly loads of tasty apples on the paths for him.My neighbour who is building his new wall very slowly has put the edging on the brickwork ready for the rendering, so more progress there.  I must not build up my hopes that it will be done by Xmas as i did last year.  


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 16:18

Never  had such big apples as I have this year, Linda.


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 13:56

Beautiful blue skies drew me out with my camera after lunch.



Posted: 09/11/2014 at 10:30

Seven children and seven grandchildren to remember at Xmas and lots of friends, flumpy 1.  The heritage varieties of sweet peas have the best scent and give you lots of flowers but not as long stems as the modern ones.  I am so glad your tomatoes were appreciated.  I am coming to the end of mine but lots of soup, pasta sauce with them in are in the freezer for the winter.  


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 09:25

Oh my goodness what a change in the weather.  Feels warmer as no wind, not a cloud in the clear blue sky.  Definitely a day to get lots done in the garden.  I wish it did not get dark so early on dry days!


Posted: 08/11/2014 at 20:32

I  think we will have better weather tomorrow,flumpy1.  The FA cup match at Weston super mare had to be postponed we had so much rain.  The pitch was deemed  unplayable.  Lots more flowers to come through the winter in my conservatory.  My Golden Jubilee Year is going to finish with a bang..  The forecast after Sunday is for wet and windy weather again.  We have a community Xmas Fair on Tuesday two doors up from me so that will be a chance to get out of the house at least for a bit.  i will start my Xmas shopping as there is always lots of beautiful craft work for sale and it is all for charity.


Posted: 08/11/2014 at 14:47

The rain stopped momentarily; the cat from next door came out to see if any of the garden mice had been flushed out by the torrent; I could not venture far from the front door with my camera but I could snap away in the conservatory.


Erigeron karviensis overwintering

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 09:12

I planted one year before last and it has just been glorious, now four or five times the size it was when planted and seeding itself in the drive.  The main plant is still flowering.


Posted: 08/11/2014 at 09:09

  It is really dark and poring with rain and a duckpond has formed outside the kitchen door again.  One of these days a mallard may discover it! Only my conservatory can bring a smile to my face this morning.  Everything in there is still blooming and seedlings are growing well.  I do not put the greenhouse heater in it till frost is forecast.  The temperature on my old thermometer was 45 F this morning so no frost as yet.Forecast for today is rain till about 4pm so I may have to resort to office work today.  I need to bring all my notes on Mr. Fothergills trials up to date.  The Meteor peas up in the potager have flowers on but I doubt they will be pollinated at this time of year.

Discussions started by happymarion

Trouble posting pictures.

Just noticed today, 24.08.15 
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Last Post: 02/10/2015 at 03:56

new series

A quite different approach to making over a neglected garden. 
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My Bristol Garden in 2015

about how I am trying my best to be ecologically friendly in Bristol's year as Green Capital of Europe. 
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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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Last Post: 23/11/2014 at 10:33

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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Last Post: 28/08/2014 at 14:12

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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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 15:36


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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Last Post: 09/12/2013 at 17:31

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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Last Post: 18/11/2014 at 08:20

Summer has arrived

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