London (change)
Today °C / °C
Tomorrow °C / °C

happymarion


Latest posts by happymarion

2014

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 12:41

Testing again.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41244.jpg?width=314&height=350&mode=max

 July in my Butterfly garden.

2014

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 11:43

Testing, Edd.June in my gard

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41227.jpg?width=538&height=350&mode=max

 

en.

2014

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 11:35

A lot of my pics are too big to go on here successfully but I will try later, Edd.  At the moment I am trying to finish a talk I am giving on the 11th April while the pollution and then rain in Bristol has stopped play in the garden!  I have watered in the conservatory and found a very good germination rate for my rudbeckia which bodes well for the golden display in the autumn.  

Major boo boo!

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 09:02

The fact she bought it so cheaply makes me think it was out of date or ineffective in some way .  You could be lucky.  If it had happened to any of my potgrown plants I would take them out of the pots and dunk each thoroughly in a bath of rainwater.  Then repot in fresh compost.  Many benefit from cutting back now anyway but make sure she does not use the herbs in her cooking.  Tell her they need cutting back to sprout lots of lovely new shoots for her to use the rest of the year.  We have dreadful pollution in Bristol today and I will not be using anything from the garden but the saladings in the conservatory are fine so a cheese salad for lunch and chicken salad for supper.

2014

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 22:01

Yes, I told them I was chronicling my Golden Jubilee Garden on the Forum so hopefully one of the team will have a look!  We had the committee meeting of our local group of the Alpine Garden Society in my lounge tonight and it was still light when they arrived and were very impressed with my bulbs.  I was chuffed as the Society specialises in alpines, bulbs, ferns and small perennials for rockeries, and their approbation means a lot.

2014

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 11:20

I applied for the Britains Best Gardens program with Alan Titchmarsh but my email came straight back as too big so I tried again this morning and so far so good.  I thought it would be lovely if you could all see what I have been up to in moving pictures and I am sure Alan and i have lots in common as we share a gardening jubilee.  Cloudy today but warm and calm so good weather for pruning the buddleia to get late flowers for nectar for the butterflies when food is scarce in the autumn.  The loppers were inadequate so had to get my garden saw out.  Lots of seedlings needing pricked out so planted more polyanthus in the slate scree to get their pots.  I have earthed up my "Charlotte"potatoes in their planter and as the temperature is due to be 16 again this afternoon I think I can put their rivals out in their raised bed.  Their are 5 tubers of each so will compare when and how much i get from the two lots.  

ITV Alan Titchmarsh - Britain's Best Garden's

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 08:15

I spent an hour yesterday evening trying to email that address but the Postmaster could not accept mail for it as the size was greater than allowed by remote host!  I had tried to send nine pics and a paragraph about my garden.  If the drizzle continues this morning I may try reducing the size!

ITV Alan Titchmarsh - Britain's Best Garden's

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:14

Thank you everybody.  It is all the lovely feedback from you all to my 2014 thread on the forum that has encouraged me.

ITV Alan Titchmarsh - Britain's Best Garden's

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:37

I have just entered my garden as I have something in common with Alan, it being my Golden Jubilee Year!

2014

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 12:42

Working in the front garden this morning the cat from across the way decided it was too good a photo 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40985.jpg?width=350

 

opportunity to miss!

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... 
Replies: 0    Views: 49
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 ... 
Replies: 2    Views: 136
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... 
Replies: 5    Views: 319
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... 
Replies: 19    Views: 607
Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 15:36

2014

My Golden Jubilee Garden 
Replies: 1060    Views: 33170
Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 21:27

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... 
Replies: 2    Views: 254
Last Post: 31/10/2013 at 18:38

clematis in need of identification

an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
Replies: 23    Views: 900
Last Post: 12/09/2013 at 19:48

Autumn colour

Celebrating the warm colours of autumn 
Replies: 192    Views: 7124
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... 
Replies: 1    Views: 342
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. 
Replies: 82    Views: 2431
Last Post: 16/06/2013 at 17:10

Summer has arrived

Let's share the lovely flowers and veg. in our gardens this summer. 
Replies: 502    Views: 18112
Last Post: 25/07/2013 at 09:47

picture difficulties

SOS 
Replies: 14    Views: 539
Last Post: 29/04/2013 at 22:05

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... 
Replies: 5    Views: 504
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. 
Replies: 251    Views: 7993
Last Post: 31/05/2013 at 23:16

Spring Spectacular

The Garden Sculpture Exhibition at the Bristol Botanic Garden  
Replies: 6    Views: 525
Last Post: 02/04/2013 at 13:33
1 to 15 of 60 threads