Latest posts by happymarion

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 08:39

Brrr it is cold this morning, only -2 degrees still but I can see blue sky and 7 degrees are forecast for late in the afternoon.  Everywhere is white outside but my Xmas flowers are still greeting me in the kitchen each morning with a wonderful scent.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 23/01/2017 at 12:43

Managed half an hour outside and feel exilerated by the fresh air.  May do some more after lunch if the sun stays out.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 23/01/2017 at 08:33

Foggy this morning but dry and little frost.  Only 6 degrees forecast so unlikely to get any gardening done outside.  i may tidy up a bit in the conservatory ready for seed sowing.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 18:04

GWRS sounds like you are beavering ahead with your jobs.  Son no. 2 came to visit this afternoon but we decided it was too chilly for gardening.  He promised to come next weekend and do some tidying.  He was pleased with my progress and happy to see the house and conservatory again from the terrace!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 13:05

I have just done an hour in the garden in the sunshine.  My cheeks are glowing but that is partly the cold air.  I will try to do another hour or so after lunch.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 08:51

No gardening to speak of yesterday Joyce but today is more promising.  +1 already and set to reach a heady 7 degrees so noon should see me outside.  Supplies are beginning to arrive for my potager so will be chitting early potatoes and sowing garlic chives and broad beans in pots next week as well as spring onions and planting banana shallots.  We have no frost forecast for the next four days.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 08:46

Oh dear only -2 this morning and forecast of maximum of 3 degrees for only a couple of hours in the afternoon.  No gardening today then.  I doubt whether the frost will go at all today.  It should be killing a few pests though.  Need to be tough to survive this !

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 22:15

Such a warm red, Joyce.  Love it.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 12:11

Yes Joyce my squirrel was hungry today too and came out for a run round the garden to see what was edible.  Definitely could not dig up buried nuts as everything is still frozen solid.  Lovely photos.  Too cold for me to take pics here.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 08:36

Brrr white frost everywhere and still only -1 degrees.  Forecast is for a brief spell of 5 degrees later so no gardening today.  But the kitchen is lovely and warm and the hyacinths have perfumed it nicely.

Discussions started by happymarion

Casualties of the weather

Replies: 2    Views: 415
Last Post: 26/04/2017 at 15:26

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

My thread seems to have disappeared so starting a new one to continue the saga. 
Replies: 665    Views: 60094
Last Post: 16/11/2017 at 19:57

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

My adventures in my Bristol garden in 2017 
Replies: 564    Views: 41300
Last Post: 20/04/2017 at 13:23

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

About my efforts to entice pollinators with scent to my Garden in Bristol. 
Replies: 2110    Views: 165982
Last Post: 31/12/2016 at 18:28

Trouble posting pictures.

Just noticed today, 24.08.15 
Replies: 9    Views: 1129
Last Post: 02/10/2015 at 03:56

new series

A quite different approach to making over a neglected garden. 
Replies: 9    Views: 1285
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. 
Replies: 2646    Views: 163137
Last Post: 01/01/2016 at 00:05

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. 
Replies: 2    Views: 726
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... 
Replies: 0    Views: 685
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: 977
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: 4    Views: 1340
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: 2126
Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 15:36


My Golden Jubilee Garden 
Replies: 1493    Views: 97311
Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 01:28

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: 977
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: 3009
Last Post: 12/09/2013 at 19:48
1 to 15 of 68 threads