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Casualties of the weather

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 14:10

Following on from jam jar thread, how about those single blooms.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 12:18

Very cold today.  I bought some pansy plugs to flower in the autumn and next winter but they had such good root systems they are flowering already!  the garden is looking very lush despite the arctic conditions.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 19:54

OK Joyce I sent a pic to the thread!  We have huge hailstones in Bristol at the moment.

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 17:46

Ok I went out in the icy rain shower to get some flowers for the kitchen.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 12:54

Brilliant sunny day in Bristol so tackled the backlog of new plants needing a place in the garden.  i have a ladies club visiting on 24th May so must start tidyiny my miles of pathways to make sure they are all safe and free of obstacles for ladies with sticks.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 11:52

You too GWRS.  I have a present from the birds or the wind of a hawthorn tree this year which i plan on keeping.  i will plant blue and white primula denticulata under it and keep the canopy haigher than my head.  They look so lovely in flower but then i only have one other one, not a hedgeful.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 17:24

Yes that yellow tree peony is huge thie year and covered with buds = going to look spectacular when they all open..

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 16:45

Up my garden in the brilliant sunshine this afternoon.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 12:57

Sunday morning task completed - broad beans planted in potager raised bed no 1. with phlox in centre as pollinator.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 08:52

TY Joyce.  I have been on the internet and found lots of lovelu white flowered varieties so will have a look in the woodland edge to see if I have a suitable site.  But right now I am desparate for rain so I can plant my new purchases!  My yellow flowered epimedium is a good spreader so I am thinking best style would be to have repeat plantings of the same colour as that would be easy and economic to do.

Discussions started by happymarion

Adventures in my garden 2018

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Casualties of the weather

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My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

My thread seems to have disappeared so starting a new one to continue the saga. 
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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

My adventures in my Bristol garden in 2017 
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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

About my efforts to entice pollinators with scent to my Garden in Bristol. 
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Trouble posting pictures.

Just noticed today, 24.08.15 
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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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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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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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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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