happymarion


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2014

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 11:49

Whacked after filling all the windowsills in the conservatory and beginning anticlockwise on doing the floor beneath them.  Bringing well over a hundred plants in for the winter is a wearying task especially when you reach the big pots.  Sorry about my reflection in the glass which i cleaned after the glaziers left.  The new roof made them look very dirty!

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corkscrew hazel

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 09:28

You can prune out the straight bits anytime and cut the others back on the longer side by as much as a half.  That said one in a front garden near me that was blocking the front room light was cut back right to the main stems all over one autumn and thrived!!!

 

2014

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 08:56

A little rain through the night which should have helped in the garden.  This warm weather is forecast to continue for the next five days at least so I am going to sow annual flowers for next spring  as well as plant bulbs.  Warm soil should bring them up quickly.

2014

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 21:09

This good weather is set to continue well into next week too, flumpy1.  I have cape gooseberries galore and sweetcorn now up in my potager doing well.  It could not have been better weather for my Golden jubilee Year.

2014

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 16:38

What a glorious day of gardening in the sunshine I have had.  The green wheeliebin is full up for emptying tomorrow with prunings, the six saladings for Mr. Fothergills Nation of Gardeners Trial have been sown and I have gone on safari all round the garden taking pictures - so many pink things in flower and my gazanias are still giving.  T

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 Flowers on my white rhododendron just going over.

oday there were two new yellow ones.

2014

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 08:48

Chilly in Bristol too, Bizzie B, only 9degrees in the conservatory when I opened it this morning.  Lots to do.

2014

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 16:30

I planted a "white" hibiscus in the spring.  it has started to flower - top photo on previous post.  Only partly white but unusual to have a two coloured flower.

2014

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 11:38

Such a lot of colour in my garden now.

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2014

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 08:45

Some more panoramic views from Upton House on Sept. 14th

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 If you lift your gaze from the top of the fifth balustrade from the right you will see on the horizon a huge green bird.

2014

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 21:28

I will now try to show you some pics from Upton House and Gdns (National Trust) where the beauty of some of the plantings took your breath away.

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 I  will show you some lovely views from the gardens tomorrow.

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