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Latest posts by happymarion

Autumn colour

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 13:03

Let's celebrate the warm colours of autumn.  I'll start - here are the browns and oranges under my Scots pine in my front garden.

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Drunk wasps all over my fallen apples - advice needed!

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 13:30

My fallen apples have competition for the ferment from a flock of starlings.  They are quite incapable of flying away they get so drunk.  I expect they are partial to insects too  so i just leave it to the wildlife to tidy up for me!

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 11:19

There are tons more.  Lots will go in the freezer and be given away.  Much already has been.  I put my good health down to the produce I grow and eat.  Just had too plums with my coffee!  Very sweet this year because of all the sun,  I am hoping if this good weather contiues my grapes will be too.  I have never seen so many.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 20:35

The star in my garden is the harvest I picked this lot this evening.

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small-front-garden---help-needed

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 16:22

Yes.

small-front-garden---help-needed

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 15:09

While you are making up your mind as to what kind of garden you want why not clean it of all weeds, rake level and sow an annual wild flower meadow mix - enough seed to cover that size will not cost much.  Now is ideal and the bulbs can all join in the beautiful sight you will have in the spring.  We have lots of patches like that floering this year in Bristol which has won the Green Capital of Europe Award for 2015 and is wowing passes by already.  you will be bang in fashion and will not have broken the bank.

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 15:03

Just go to the third icon from the right on the toolbar where you are sending your reply , click on it and follow instructiond .  Try to keep your pics down to 1mb or below so they can be shown bigger by clicking on them.  Hope that helps.  I learned IT for my eightieth birthday and only knew the mouse with four legs then and five years later am very competent.  nothing to be scared of, really.

Talkback: Didiscus coerulea 'Blue Lace'

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 14:57

One of my birthday presents was Kalanchoe "Bronze Sculpture" which is commonly known as the Paddle plant but this one has bronze colored tips to the succulent flapjack like leaves. It is a beauty and well named. I shall bring it into the conservatory when the frost comes - all six pots of it since it had to come out of its pot and be divided as soon as I saw it. Not only is it a new wonder to me it looks like a best seller for plant sales for charity. Incidentally it has yellow flowers in the spring so just right for my Golden jubilee year.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 14:26

The stars in my garden at the moment are the plants n pots decorating the drive.  They have been in bloom two month and I expect another two months from them.

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Talkback: Lawns and insects

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 14:15
Onne of these days I will scan and post some pictures of my karge garden with its professional gardener cared for lawns which over the years I have replaced with a slate scree for alpines, a potager for veg. a butterfly garden with a path winding through it,a bamboo grove and fernery, and, in the front garden, a shrubbery with bulbs and perennials. I do have some grass - in my meadow, in pots as foils for summer bedding, in the Persian runner to set off smaller growing plants - zebrina in the midst of astrantia, stipa tenuissima in the midst of gaillardia but no lawns so no need for a strimmer or lawn mower and the peace of my garden is never disturbed by noise. The insects love it and that brings loads of birds who keep me company right through the year. It is a win-win situation when you get rid of your lawn.

Discussions started by happymarion

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2014

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picture difficulties

SOS 
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