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Latest posts by happymarion

2014

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 09:22

The centre of the primula is even more golden today and the red edge does make it look fiery!

2014

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 16:06

They got pout in wrong way up.  The auricula is the second one of course.

2014

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 14:34

Here is my new auricula which shows great promise and the primula "Firecracker" which I

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choose to complement my daffs in the golden spring display in the front garden.

2014

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 12:02

My Golden Jubilee Year in my garden is going to be memorable at least for the stormy weather.  Once more it is raining and the winds are fierce so I have to stay indoors, but that means I spend more time in the conservatory where my newly sown peppers are up and my antirrhinums and second winter sowing of basil, the first having got damping off disease.  Some of my primulas and auriculas have their first flowers.  The large flowered auriculas are lovely and the primula called "Firecracker".  More daffs have opened their buds and my cymbidium orchids look promising.  They usually flower end of February which is when the weather forecasters think we may have some calmer weather.

2014

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 22:52

My applemint is outside in a big pot and still producing loads of growth.  It has been so mild that the cutting I took in the autumn for a friend is now a big plant.  I am so glad you are enjoying what my friend calls my "gardening journalism" KEF.  I do enjoy sharing my gardening escapades.

2014

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 11:04

The squirrels will love the hazelnut harvest this year.

 

2014

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 11:02

The sun is out and no rain forecast for Bristol till nine 9m so I checked on my new cyclamen plantings.  They look quite at home among the snowdrops.

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2014

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 10:00

Cyclamen all planted and looking good but it is now black as night and pouring again so have come in for a big bowl of porridge.

2014

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 09:19

The Parcel post arrived before i was up with my Cyclamen Coum "Silverleaf" and my Lady series Hellebores.  Now all i need is the weather to play ball.  I don't mind planting in the rain as long as the wind stays away as I have lots of trees up in the Butterfly garden.  The first of my golden bulbs - "Pueblo" daffs, are flowering among the pelargoniums in the conservatory.  They are multiheaded with small flowers and very fragrant.  So glad I brought them in out of the windy weather.

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2014

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 21:50

Aww, Verdun, and I am enjoying writing it.  So worried about the news today about Dawlish and the Somerset levels and no end in sight of this dreadful stormy weather.  My friend has just sent me a sign of spring in his windowbox.  It cheered me no end so would like to share it with you.

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