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Autumn colour

Posted: 20/11/2013 at 14:06

And still gardening too.  Good longevity genes come from Scotland.  My father was still tending his pelargoniums at 91.  My sister emigrated to Canada (Calgary, then Edmonton and now in New Brunswick so I know quite a bit about your winters!

 

Autumn colour

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 22:43

So good to hear from a contemporary, Bill.  I will be 86 next August and born and bred in Scotland.  Used to watch international ladies hockey matches at Paisley High school and had a great aunt and uncle in Glasgow who took me to the theatre a lot.

 

Autumn colour

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 15:40

Lots of glorious autumn colours still and so many lovely pics.  Here are some from my front garden this morning.

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Autumn colour

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 14:36

OOOH, how lovely.

Autumn colour

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 09:02

My baby acers are still hanging on to their leaves despite another very windy weekend in Bristol.

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Autumn colour

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 13:49

Yes, Chicky.  One of my jobs at the Botanic Garden where I was a volunteer gardener for six years was to weed out the seedlings round the acers of which there were hundreds.  I asked if I could take a few home as they were just being put in the compost and was given permission.  all five grew.  I had chosen ones which seemed to have different leaves but the results have been beyond my expectations.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 13:43

The black one is on the front wall of the bungalow, facing north and the green - pink dessert one is on the wall between me and the first neighbour next door (i have five on that side), facing west.  I get tons and eat loads straight off the vine.  The front garden ones are a great favourite with the wrens.  I like to use the leaves in casseroles, made into rice and mincemeat parcels and cooked in a rich sauce.  I also cook the grapes in lamb stews like the French and make grape juice,  Used to make wine when the family were here.  Four hours of lovely work done in my garden this morning has given me quite an appetite.

Talkback: Autumn goes out in a blaze of glory

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 09:53
My acer seedlings from the Botanic Garden which I weeded are all different colouring - salmon pink, rich toffee, crimson. pale pink and a very dark plum one - none of which are evident in the mother plants. A golden spiraea is ablaze. Lovely colours on the leaves of all my hydrangeas. Persicaria leaves too. We were lucky in the storm and escaped the wind but the heavy rain has spoilt the lovely rhus typhina in the garden across the road. None of the late varieties of apples were blown down so can look forward to the "Charles Ross" getting brilliant red for Xmas.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 12:33

I think my star at the moment must be my grapes.  They are so,

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so very sweet this year.

Autumn colour

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 12:19

We had very little of the St. Jude storm in my part of Bristol so the leaves were untouched on my self seeded acers which I "weeded" from the Botanic Garden.  They are all quite different and very lovely but the one I call "Rich toffee" is my favourite - the fi

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rst picture.

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