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Latest posts by happymarion

hardy pot plants

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 22:17

A deutzia gracilis would be lovely.  Flowering now and smells great.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 21:02

I started a new thread today called "Painting what you've grown".Looking forward to seeing some art work.

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:19

I know there are as the thread i started on June1st called Summer has arrived has mention of them.  All you need to do is a line a day, Sue.  Gardeners have to be observant and that goes for art too.

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 13:26

Celebration in acrylic on my lounge wall - quite a big picture.

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Painting what you've grown

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 13:10

May Day in my garden - acrylic.

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Painting what you've grown

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 13:06

My gladioli I painted in oils on canvas.

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Painting what you've grown

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 13:00

Many of us paint, draw, embroider. dry, make floral arrangements with the plants we grow.  Let's share it.  Here to start you all of is what an 84 year old is doing with her plants and garden.

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Summer has arrived

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 14:28

John, why not ask the nursery you bought it from - they are hardly likely to have stocked two such similar plants and will have a record of the name.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 12:57

Ahh, John.  We do not have many varieties of clematis at the Botanic garden as we have four specific lines of botanical education illustrated there - native and rare local plants, Plants that grow in Mediterranean type climates, useful plants and the evolution of plants.  The garden is unique in that being the youngest University Botanic garden (built in 2005 from the plants in the old Brackenhill site) it was designed as a beautiful garden and as an amenity for the people of Bristol.  It does have beautiful "Rooms" like the Pollination garden and the Bog Garden and lake but the clematis you would find would be climbing over the verandah in the Chinese Herbal garden (White flowered Clematis chinensis) or climbing the house walls.  Try googling a specialist clematis grower and put the colour of your plant in the search engine.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:25

Wintersong, i find it is best to buy online and have my plants delivered as i have no transport and the only other alternative is buying on coach trips and risking having the plants put in the hold.  But i do buy from specialists and the biggest plant i cam afford if it is not something i can grow from seed like a special rose.  Cuttings are easy if you have a willing donor.

I have been feeling guilty about not taking time to enlarge on irises so TY Fairygirl.  There are so many species of iris that there are whole books devoted to them, some beautifully illustrated, available at the library.  My year starts with the bulbous ones which are very small with large heads -- Iris reticulata varieties mostly, Iris unguiculatis is a little igger and flowers in Bristol from months on end from November onwards, right through winter and spring.  You probably know our native yellow Iris pseudocorus which resides in bogs and ponds all over the country and therelots of other species that like boggy conditions.  The bearded irises love to bake in the sun and there are whole nurseries devoted to growing those in their many varieties.  I saw a lovely Iris japonica in the Bristol botanic garden yesterday which has smaller flowers than the normal big ones. It is white so the sun being out the pic is not so good, but worth seening the difference.  its strappy leaves are taller than the flower stems, a bit like Iris unguiculatis.

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Discussions started by happymarion

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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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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

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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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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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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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