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Latest posts by happymarion

Happy Marion's Birthday today!

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 08:25

Thank you again flumpy and Dovefromabove that is a glorious cake.TY so much.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 08:23

Thank you flumpy.  Lovely clematis picture GWRS.  Off to read all the good wishes now!!!

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 08:19

Thank you Verdun.  I had a birthday cake and cupcakes on Google when I switched on!  How do you say thank you to Google?

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 17:45

It stopped raining at last so I took my camera up the garden where the new wall is almost finished.  It will be seady stream of visitors tomorrow so I have to stay in.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 16:41

Flumpy the tree friend is a he - he of the small garden which is so beautiful and who brings the plants that grow too big for his garden to me for my very large garden.  He is very pleased that Crocus delivered on time and that I will have flowers this year.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 10:45

Radish will be up in days in this weather and you should be eating it in a week or two. flumpy.  Another early birthday present has just arrived from my friend - a myrtle tree because I admired his so much.  It has three flowers open and scores of buds and smells lovely.  Here it is having a drink.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 08:53

Ladies, it is not till tomorrow, my birthday I mean but TY anyway.  My birthdays do seem to last about a week nowadays what with all the people who are late too!.  Raining in Bristol too as forecast which is good as my water butts were all dry yesterday.  Frumpy lots of people have had trouble growing sweet peas this year so we have done well with ours.  I do hope I spot my pot full on "Love your Garden" show tomorrow evening at 8pm.  I might do some housework today as it is raining and many visitors are imminent.  I would of course rather be gardening.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 17:04

It is a large border so I have grown from plugs into large plants - osteospermums.polyanthus for the spring,lots of oriental poppies, aquilegia in variety. I have lots of ivy and holly up there as backdrop and ground cover so the holly blue has two broods a year there.  There is also a great deal of buddleia already.  My snowdrops are nearby for the winter as a lot of butterflies overwinter with me and come out to feed whenever the sun shines.  I have lots of herbs growing in pots in the potager which I will plant out in the new border and use their terra cotta pots for bulbs for the spring.  I have lots of large clumps of chives which i am thinking of splitting to make a pretty edging.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 16:28

I have worked myself to a standstill today clearing a border in the Butterfly garden which i have new plants for as it seems we may have some rain tonight or tomorrow.  My neighbour was putting his artwork back into the "windows" in his new wall now he and his wife have painted it cream.  There were butterflies everywhere even when it grew cloudy.  But it is very warm and humid.  My green wheeliebin is full again.  Just going to put my chicken in the oven for supper.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 10:12

As promised pics of my pelargoniums.  They go back into the conservatory in October so I have flowering all year.  I love their cheerful bright colours in the depth of winter.


Discussions started by happymarion

Trouble posting pictures.

Just noticed today, 24.08.15 
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Last Post: 02/10/2015 at 03:56

new series

A quite different approach to making over a neglected garden. 
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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. 
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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. 
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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... 
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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 ... 
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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... 
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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... 
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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 15:36


My Golden Jubilee Garden 
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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... 
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Last Post: 31/10/2013 at 18:38

clematis in need of identification

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

Autumn colour

Celebrating the warm colours of autumn 
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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... 
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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. 
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Last Post: 18/11/2014 at 08:20

Summer has arrived

Let's share the lovely flowers and veg. in our gardens this summer. 
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