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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 11:27

This C.montana is entwined with a bourbon rose which is white and very scented and is just beginning as the six weeks flowering from the C.montana finishes.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 11:09

Good morning flumpy.  Good gardening weather here as I thought so first big load of weeds now in the green wheeliebin.  The clocks appeared on a load of dandelions overnight!  I will catch up on the service when it is too dark to work outside and look out for your colleague' neighbour.  It is a very small world since the internet arrived!  TY for the hugs but nostalgia even if sad is good for you when you are my age.  We did manage to have a good time in the thirties despite the poverty.  Disease was the great killer then.  In Scotland where I grew up it was TB, typhoid and diphtheria which decimated my friends and family.  After the war the NHS was a great life-saver.  My father got TB and was cured and lived on to be 91.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 08:38

I have just seen the darkest brown fox I have ever seen in my garden.  Yesterday was a day of lots of orange-tipped butterflies as well as the loads of meadow browns i have this year so even the wildlife is colour coordinated this year.  It is much warmer this morning and dry though the sunshine is still hazy.  Perfect gardening weather.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 23:02

My clematis montana has covered the garage roof with its pink flowers. The


picture is about a quarter of it.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 22:36

Hi flumpy.  There is a message for you in your messages (on your settings page).  I have very wet cheeks from crying.  And hoarse from singing all the old songs.  It was a splendid 70 VE day concert on BBC1, brought back all the memories I had of the war, especially when I was in the entertainment troop that went round cheering up the wounded soldiers every Sunday.  We all piled up into an old lorry with our equipment and I had to perform on the long table in the middle of the ward.  I kept waiting for a mention of Dig for Victory but that was missed out this time.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 15:54

I had a £10 garden voucher in the post from AGMag. for a spring picture from my garden!  The weather cleared up and I worked till I could not do any more then took some pictures.  still a few late tulips and miniature daffs in pots but it will soon be quaking grass and aquilegia season which I love.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 12:13

Yes flumpy the weather went downhill after Thursday.  It was polling day and the good weather brought out all the voters.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 09:05

I put this pic of the drake in the lake at the Botanic Garden on a wildlife fb site and a friend appended the Duck poem from "


The Wind in the Willows"

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 22:06

It is a Sunday. Fruitcake.  I did not think weddings took place on Sundays but then things do change.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 20:08

July 19th Monty Don is there all day - giving a talk and answering questions in the morning and afternoon and touring round the Garden in the afternoon.  Tickets available on the Garden website under Events.

Discussions started by happymarion

new series

A quite different approach to making over a neglected garden. 
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Last Post: 09/07/2015 at 16:01

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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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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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 15:36


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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Last Post: 25/07/2013 at 09:47

picture difficulties

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