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Latest posts by happymarion

Major boo boo!

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 09:02

The fact she bought it so cheaply makes me think it was out of date or ineffective in some way .  You could be lucky.  If it had happened to any of my potgrown plants I would take them out of the pots and dunk each thoroughly in a bath of rainwater.  Then repot in fresh compost.  Many benefit from cutting back now anyway but make sure she does not use the herbs in her cooking.  Tell her they need cutting back to sprout lots of lovely new shoots for her to use the rest of the year.  We have dreadful pollution in Bristol today and I will not be using anything from the garden but the saladings in the conservatory are fine so a cheese salad for lunch and chicken salad for supper.

2014

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 22:01

Yes, I told them I was chronicling my Golden Jubilee Garden on the Forum so hopefully one of the team will have a look!  We had the committee meeting of our local group of the Alpine Garden Society in my lounge tonight and it was still light when they arrived and were very impressed with my bulbs.  I was chuffed as the Society specialises in alpines, bulbs, ferns and small perennials for rockeries, and their approbation means a lot.

2014

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 11:20

I applied for the Britains Best Gardens program with Alan Titchmarsh but my email came straight back as too big so I tried again this morning and so far so good.  I thought it would be lovely if you could all see what I have been up to in moving pictures and I am sure Alan and i have lots in common as we share a gardening jubilee.  Cloudy today but warm and calm so good weather for pruning the buddleia to get late flowers for nectar for the butterflies when food is scarce in the autumn.  The loppers were inadequate so had to get my garden saw out.  Lots of seedlings needing pricked out so planted more polyanthus in the slate scree to get their pots.  I have earthed up my "Charlotte"potatoes in their planter and as the temperature is due to be 16 again this afternoon I think I can put their rivals out in their raised bed.  Their are 5 tubers of each so will compare when and how much i get from the two lots.  

ITV Alan Titchmarsh - Britain's Best Garden's

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 08:15

I spent an hour yesterday evening trying to email that address but the Postmaster could not accept mail for it as the size was greater than allowed by remote host!  I had tried to send nine pics and a paragraph about my garden.  If the drizzle continues this morning I may try reducing the size!

ITV Alan Titchmarsh - Britain's Best Garden's

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:14

Thank you everybody.  It is all the lovely feedback from you all to my 2014 thread on the forum that has encouraged me.

ITV Alan Titchmarsh - Britain's Best Garden's

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:37

I have just entered my garden as I have something in common with Alan, it being my Golden Jubilee Year!

2014

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 12:42

Working in the front garden this morning the cat from across the way decided it was too good a photo 

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opportunity to miss!

2014

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 09:56

The lovely warm weather we had in Bristol for Mothers Day yesterday did the trick and this morning all three of the "outdoor tomatoes" for the Mr Fothergills trial have germinated.  TIm Foster wrote in the "Guardian" yesterday that Bristol was the place to live if you had green fingers and I have to agree with him.  As we drove through the city the daffodils were in bloom everywhere and the verges and roundabouts and front gardens were glorious.  Bristol most certainly deserved the accolade of Green City of Europe for 2015 and just think, as soon as my Golden Jubilee Garden celebrations are over I can start celebrating that!

Happy Mothers Day.

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 18:46

Here are my flowers and bottles from three of my sons today and had a wonderful lunch cooked by the partner of one of them.  They knew to give me a break from gold as the garden is full of golden flowers for my Golden Jubilee Year.

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2014

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 08:07

Happy Mothers Day from my Golden Jubilee Garden.

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Discussions started by happymarion

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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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

2014

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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clematis in need of identification

an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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Autumn colour

Celebrating the warm colours of autumn 
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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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Painting what you've grown

Letting other people see what can be done to immortalise your plants. 
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Last Post: 16/06/2013 at 17:10

Summer has arrived

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

SOS 
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Talkback: Gardening in Russia

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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Spring Spectacular

The Garden Sculpture Exhibition at the Bristol Botanic Garden  
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Talkback: House sparrows

In the eighties I used to stop counting at 20 when the sparrows descended on my garden. The wild patch og groud at the back of my garden wa... 
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