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2014

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 15:28

Yes, KEF - I am indeed the yucca lady who has to make sure they are not sticking out over the paths whenever I have an open day.  We had gorgeous Xmas candles this year!  They flower June and December every year but oh those spikes!

2014

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 14:19

little-ann, I thought i felt my ears tingling!  Happy New Year to you all.

2014

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 13:34

Two golden pics from the front garden.  The Golden ilex was in the garden when I came and I brought the Jasmine nudiflorum as a cutting from my former garden.  They are both on my Roll of Honour for fifty years excellent service.

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2014

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 13:30

It is fifty years this year since i first looked after my half acre and now I am celebrating its Golden Jubilee.  Golden flowers and foliage and veg and fruit will be complemented with lots of blue and purple and I will show you corners and panoramas of the garden each month.  January to follow.

Talkback: Colourful plants for winter

Posted: 14/12/2013 at 21:27
My evergreen ferns are a joy in the fernery and large pots. I have lots of varieties of cotoneaster with so many berries you have a job to distinguish the leaves which are also red now. The Jasmine nudiflorum is covered in its yellow flowers and the white heather is breaking its buds. Grasses like Stipa tenuissima, golden oats and Miscanthus zebrina are still looking great. The bamboos make the garden look exotic. The pink heather will soon join the merry throng

Autumn colour

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 09:17

Jim. I hve never seen mine turn yellow like this before!

Autumn colour

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 15:04

Even the fading ferns are yellower than ever this year.

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Autumn colour

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 12:55

I was going to take my camera to the Bot. Garden today to snap the yellow carpet of leaves and fruit under the Ginkco tree but it might have got damaged it was so windy so here is the pic I took

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in December 2011.

Autumn colour

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 13:50

Tidied up in the conservatory today and I now have summer flowers and next spring flowers to cheer me indoors as well as the autumn colour which is still splendid out in the garden.

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Autumn colour

Posted: 20/11/2013 at 14:06

And still gardening too.  Good longevity genes come from Scotland.  My father was still tending his pelargoniums at 91.  My sister emigrated to Canada (Calgary, then Edmonton and now in New Brunswick so I know quite a bit about your winters!

 

Discussions started by happymarion

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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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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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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2014

My Golden Jubilee Garden 
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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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clematis in need of identification

an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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Autumn colour

Celebrating the warm colours of autumn 
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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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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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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... 
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Spring sweethearts

The sun shone brightly enough for my tulips to open up,something that thrills me every spring. 
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Spring Spectacular

The Garden Sculpture Exhibition at the Bristol Botanic Garden  
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Talkback: House sparrows

In the eighties I used to stop counting at 20 when the sparrows descended on my garden. The wild patch og groud at the back of my garden wa... 
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