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2014

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 21:47

Such a lovely lecture we had on Rare and Classical bulbs tonight at the AGS.  The speaker, Gill Hazell, was excellent and her slides glorious.  She brought many rare bulbs to sell and they were very cheap.  She even let us have Lachenalia free.  I had aurea the yellow one.  I came away with her catalogue to drool over.

2014

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 17:11

AGS monthly meeting tonight.  The talk is about bulbs so should see some lovely pictures of them flowering in the wild.  Last time we had a talk about bulbs I went on line when I got home and bought hundreds of kaufmanniana tulips.  Oh dear, and I have just paid the gas engineer.

How old is your houseplant?

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 09:31

The succulents and cactus plants I brought with me to the bungalow from our cottage fifty years ago are  still extant, either the original or cuttings when the parent got too big  They were already quite old then as I had had them eight years and got them from an old lady next door who was going into a home.  She was 84 then and said she had had them many years.

2014

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 08:58

Another lovely day has dawned in Bristol.  I feel I should not be bringing in all my tender plants but better safe than sorry and some of them like the scented pelargoniums and the tibouchina have grown so tall this wonderful summer outside the wind that is forecast could snap them.  It is so noce to hear other parts of the country are having fine weather as well.

2014

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 08:41

Brilliant sunny morning in Bristol and no rain forecast till late afternoon .  It is also warmer as forecast and set to reach 17 today so garden here I come.  After the rain we had yesterday the weeds should come out very easily..

2014

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 16:16

Very wet outside again so came in to the conservatory which is looking so lovely with the tender plants beginning to fill it.  The pelargoniums are amazing.  They were such tiny plugs when they came in May and only cost a few pennies each.  The aoniums are going into winter mode and showing green in the middle of their rosettes.

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2014

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 09:13

Dry at last so should get some hemerocallis plants in this morning.  More rain on the way so will have to watch out for it coming or take my hearing aids out!  I should be able to get a half dozen or so tender subjects carried in to the conservatory too.  I have defrosted some soup I made in July for lunch so that will warm me up.  I went up to look at the apples yesterday in the rain and picked up a basket of huge fallers so I will replace the carton of soup in the freezer with one of apples.  It is stuffed to the rim with food I have grown myself.

2014

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 11:16

Back boiler and radiators all sorted and the testing heated up the house.  While he was in the study i was in the kitchen cleaning seeds for friends.  The duckpond at the back door is growing by the minute.  I need to get to the PO now to send my seeds out but I think That can wait a bit to see if the rain eases at 2o'clock as the forecast said.  More retail therapy saw me ordering Buy one pack get one free of banana shallots which I love and some red onions.  They will all be planted Thursday onwards if the forecast is correct.  The red onions slice with red and white stripes so should look good in the salad bowl.

2014

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 08:14

Oh my goodness it is tipping it down and no letup till lunchtime according to the Bristol forecast.  Heating engineer is coming this morning to service my boiler so I cannot put the fire on. Brrrr.It is so dark too.  I do hope the promised warm spell at the end of the week materialises.   It will be so easy now to get my hundreds of daffs planted.

2014

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 22:09

It rained all day in Bristol and was cold as well.  I will tell the gasman to leave the central heating on the clock after he has finished tomorrow.  I can switch it off again when the warmer weather comes back on Thursday.  I did catch up with a lot of my office work but my hands were really cold doing it.  Nothing like gardening for the good of your circulation.!  

Discussions started by happymarion

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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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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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2014

My Golden Jubilee Garden 
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an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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Letting other people see what can be done to immortalise your plants. 
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Summer has arrived

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picture difficulties

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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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