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What is this little tree..?

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 13:42

Yes, maple family.  CP if you need us to see details by clicking the photograph you must make sure your pic is no more than 1000kbs.  When we saw the trunk then of course it was a tree, not a heuchera!

Summer has arrived

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 22:24

Singy the red and white Sweet William are the first to flower of my mant clumps of them because they are in a corner of one of my raised beds which are warmer than my borders.  In July you will see them in all hues round the garden in my pictures.  They are so easy if you treat them as perennials and keep sticking cuttings straight in the ground.  I started with a packet of seed aout ten years ago.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 18:50

That is the flower of my elder tree.  It is covered in them.  I could make a fortune in elderflower cordial.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 10:28

Only the middle of June and i took my camera in fear and trepidation up the garden after the horrific winds and heavy rain we had in Bristol yeasterday.  I was lucky only one pale blue bearded iris had been blown down and a few dead branches.

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Painting what you've grown

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 16:00

And she was 104 and older probably than everything in the garden.  Gilly L that has the tears running down my cheeks .  Eddie, I love the sqirrels and all your imaginative finds!

Allium paradoxum

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 14:47

Why not divide your allium paradoxum bulbs into two - plant half in the garden and the rest in a pot.  Label the pot and you then have a reminder of the early flowering small white allium which will appear next year in the garden.

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 14:43

I hope the Prime Minister reads that.  Gardening came a long time before politics.  The Bible sites the Garden of Eden as where human life first began.  You cannot get more recommendation than that.  Hee is another of my poems with a gardening theme.

 

Out in the Cold.

 

As you would for a rare mountain plant,

You put me in the Alpine House;

Studied my history, my habitat,

My preferences for food and drink.

 

Seeing that I was thriving,

You moved me to the rock garden 

Of marriage.

There I put down roots

And did what alpines love to do,

Blossomed spectacularly,

And bred seven new rarities for you.

 

Now you are gone,

I struggle in the neglected garden

Of widowhood.

Longing to be back in the Alpine House.

Yet adapted enough 

To survive on the mountain.

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 09:39

He said it did not need much academic ability or something similar to be a horticultualist,  Alan Titchmarsh took it up in high dudgeon and argued the case well in several papers and magazines.  The fact that many schools are now having gardening clubs and bringing their children to the Botanic Garden makes me think teachers do not agree with him.  The children who visit the Bristol Botanic Garden cannot help get a large dose of science (evolutionary dell and pollinarion garden, medicinal plants, useful plants like vanilla for ice-cream, chocolate, tea and coffee and bananas, rare and native local plants to make their walks round Bristol more interesting.Plants that grow in Medieterranean climates in case global warming changes our weather that way in the future).  I feel safer knowing children can be educated in such things as the threat of much dearer food for my grandchildren is very real.  I was horrified by what the Prime Minister said.  He has children too.

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 22:17

The penultimate line is the winner for me!  I do hope someone has chided the prime minister for belittling the intelligence of gardeners!  Perhaps someone could point him in the direction of this thread.  Eddie J I do hope you achieve your dream.

Wild flowers not now mowed down

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 19:19

Bristol has just been announced as the winner of Green City of Europe Award for 2015.  Well done, Bristol and well deserved.

Discussions started by happymarion

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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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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Gardeners World new season

How was it for you 
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Talkback: Blind daffodils

You would not think from seeing the wonderful display our hellebores are putting on in the Bristol Botanic Garden that they once had the dre... 
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