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Posted: 16/06/2014 at 20:19

Awww, Fruitcake.  I would love to show you round my garden.


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 15:55

My companion Cathy was delighted to find the tulip tree covered in its beautiful flowers.  Mine has not opened its buds yet.  


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 15:51

More pics from Waterperry Gdns.



Posted: 16/06/2014 at 14:00



ore pics from Waterperry gdns.


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 10:57

Here is a taster from Waterperry Gdns yesterday.  I forgot to say the food in the cafe was excellent.  i had a goats cheese quiche with six types of salad ( you were allowed to choose so i had a little of each as they all looked so delicious I could not make up my mind.  Thoeroughly recommend their catering.).



Posted: 15/06/2014 at 20:00

Aww, flumpy1 the weather was kind and we saw two absolutely beautiful gardens. marvellous stone sculptures all explained as to how the rocks came about by the curator who came from Oxford Natural History museum and a wonderful concertof English choral music in the church by the Lower Windrush Choral Society.  The acoustics were superb and my new hearing aids worked perfectly.  I just squirmed with delight when I heard the base singer, something I have not been able to do for ten years.  We saw and smelled beautiful roses by the million.  very tired now but oh so content with the joys created and inspired by superb gardeners.  Got three new plants too.


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 19:54

Just had my strawberries and icwcream. frumpyi.  I have had to watch all my outdoor tomatoes and still have to do the indoor ones as I leave early for my day out tomorrow.  That last pic is the mother of all the Honka dahlias of which there are many now.  It was given me by a FB friend, Philip Orley who won the Silver Medal for most points last year for dahlias.  I was very proud to be entrusted with it.


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 18:03

Tomorrow is another day off!  I am visiting Waterperry Gdns and Asthall Manor in Oxfordshire with the AGS group.  Should be able to take my camera this time and show you some of the lovely sights.


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:42

Thank you twice BizzieB and TY Verdun..  Do take a stroll round my garden this morning to see what caught my eye.



Posted: 14/06/2014 at 08:18

Another lovely day forecast for Bristol today at least till 6pm, flumpy1 so more work in the butterfly garden after picking in the strawberries.  The first early potatoes need lifting too.  The autumn sown broad beans will now be allowed to set seed as the spring sown ones are ready for picking.  I have flowers on my cucamelons and peppers which are getting little fruits now and a great tomato crop so all very exciting as well as beautiful.  Tomorrow is a day off as it is the AGS summer outing.  It looks like the next five days are fine too.

Discussions started by happymarion

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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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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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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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

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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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