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Posted: 01/09/2014 at 11:19

Such a dull Monday morning and drizzly but not cold.  The scaffolding is due tomorrow so had to move a few pots around.  Weather is forecast to keep improving from now on so roofers should be able to get job done on Wednesday.  I did manage to empty two pots of spent tomatoes earlier and two two pots of pelargoniuma into the conservatory.  By the amount of buds still to develop looks like I have months of colour left to enjoy from them.  The six kinds of perennials we had to sow for Mr. F. yesterday are safely ensconced there too.


Posted: 31/08/2014 at 22:09

Upton House near Banbury and another garden in Warwick flumpy1.  i have pink cyclamen in various shades and white ones too all over the garden as they are a favourite.  In the winter i have cyclamen coum and in the spring several other species.  so glad your kale is going out in the garden.


Posted: 31/08/2014 at 14:43



ore pictures from my Golden Jubilee Garden which seems to be full of spring blossom, summer roses and bedding, autumn fruits and veg and winter berries come early!


Posted: 30/08/2014 at 21:17

Some of my plants like the polyanthus and pieris think it is spring but the phygelius is flowering at its normal time.



Posted: 30/08/2014 at 16:08

My policy of planting lots of trees and shrubs in my garden to combat city pollution has paid off.  I have fresh lichen growing on the stone sundial even though I am barely a mile from the M5 and traffic is nonstop along the dual carriageway to Bristol.



Posted: 30/08/2014 at 11:25

Five fine days forecast for Bristol so hoping to get started on planting my thousands of bulbs.  One of the neighbours is picking the blackberries and fallen apples to make jelly so that is a great help.  The scaffolding is going up next tuesday on the roofers are coming on Wednesday.  I will start taking in the tender perennials one or two at a time now into the conservatory so they will be all safely housed by the time the frost comes.  Eight exhausted tomato plants now out of their pots and i am still bringing in a bowlful of ripe ones every morning.  I gave a neighbour my bean picking this morning of 12oz - i have to weigh them to get the yield for Mr. Fothergills trials.  The freezer is almost full.  Busy time of year.  I do have a day out on a garden visit trip on the 14th.  it will be super to relax in the coach.


Posted: 29/08/2014 at 22:12

Rudbeckias from a pkt of seed, flumpy1.  Sorry about the repeat pictures.  my laptop was playing up and switched off and i thought the pics were lost so repeated some.  I hate food to be wasted so what I cannot eat or preserve in some way I give away.  I have to start tackling the apples next.


Posted: 29/08/2014 at 15:37

Still lots of lovely colour in the flower garden.



Posted: 29/08/2014 at 14:36

The garden is still full of colour.



Posted: 29/08/2014 at 12:15

My friends the birds told me this morning it was time to harvest my conference pears so i did and took some to two of my neighbours who are now up my garden picking plums to make jam as my freezer is almost full and i still have a huge crop of runner beans to see to.


Discussions started by happymarion

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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Last Post: 23/11/2014 at 10:33

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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Last Post: 28/08/2014 at 14:12

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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Last Post: 06/09/2014 at 18:57

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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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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Last Post: 31/10/2013 at 18:38

clematis in need of identification

an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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Last Post: 12/09/2013 at 19:48

Autumn colour

Celebrating the warm colours of autumn 
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Last Post: 09/12/2013 at 17:31

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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Last Post: 05/09/2013 at 03:06

Painting what you've grown

Letting other people see what can be done to immortalise your plants. 
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Last Post: 18/11/2014 at 08:20

Summer has arrived

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

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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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Last Post: 08/05/2013 at 03:49

Spring sweethearts

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