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Posted: 07/05/2014 at 10:33

Chicky that red plant is commonly called RED Jasmine - Cestrum nyelii.  It flowers all year round - in the garden and then the conservatory for the wonter.  It is towering above bluebells in the fernery.


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 21:42

More pics taken today.



Posted: 06/05/2014 at 21:40

My goodness the soil was warm today as I planted my pink "Desiree" potatoes in one of my raised beds in the potager.  What April showers we had have certainly brought lots of May flowers.  Here are some in my garden today when the sun shone for most of the day in Bristol.



Posted: 05/05/2014 at 18:54

More pics taken today


Holiday Monday in my garden.  The bluebells were vying with the tree peonies as tp which had the stronger scent.  The mushrooms under the ferns in the last picture were huge.


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 15:12

Oh my goodness it is uncanny in my garden.  It seems to know this is its Golden jubilee Year.  For the first time ever I have golden mushrooms in May in my front garden and under my ferns.  I went to cjeck if I had any little daisies on my Erigeron kalviniankus and found them nestling under my golden pansies.  The weigela which did not flower till July last year is in full flower.



Posted: 05/05/2014 at 10:40

Another lovely gardening day in Bristol.  Warm and sunny and 32 rudbeckia plants pricked out already.  Lobelia next and then more tomatoes will be put out into their permanent positions.  I will get out the camera when it gets cloudier as forecast.  More daffs and tulips will have to come out of their pots to make way for tomato plants.  We should soon be hearing about our May parcel from Mr. Fothergills.  I wonder what treats they have in the post for us this month.


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:17

The cucamelons are growing apace, Linda.  I shall grow three vines in the conservatory and try the rest out of doors at the mercy of the weather.  It has such a pretty leaf so should look good anyway in the potager up bamboo canes.  Like you i am keen to try them.  It has been a lovely Sunday with lots of visitors, both to the Botanic Garden and my garden.  Lots of warm sunshine.


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 08:40

No, when your peppers have reached 20cm or so you pinch out the tops so it bushes out.  The more sideshoots the more peppers.  More like growing dahlias for lots of flowers really.Hope that helps Lisa.


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 11:12

Yes,yarrow2, P. sieboldii can get quite big.  Lovely plant.  I have managed to repot the antirrhinums and now for a cup of tea before I repot my peppers.  The antirrhinums are now sat in brilliant sunshine in front of my trial potato planter with its "Charlotte" potatoes which I will be eating soon.  I am still enjoying my salad leaves from the 4 kinds we were given to try growing throughout the winter.  My trial strawberries and blackcurrants have berries on,


so Mr. Fothergills are helping to feed me this year! 


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 10:18

Sunny again today.Still feels too chilly to work without a sweater outside.  I plan on potting up my "Purple Twist" antirhinums and sweet peppers for the Mr. Fothergills trials today so , as I have used all my labels, will have to clean up some old ones first.

Discussions started by happymarion

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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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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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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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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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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The sun shone brightly enough for my tulips to open up,something that thrills me every spring. 
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Spring Spectacular

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