happymarion


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2014

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 09:41

Rained a lot through the night once more so will wait a bit for the garden to dry up but I can see from the bungalow that a lot of daffodil buds have opened .  All this rain and the mild weather is suiting them.  I think it is mostly February gold and Tete a Tete.  I

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have started taking some in pots to the front garden to share with the passers-by.  Some of the neighbours can see the display in the conservatory which is quite uplifting but not visible from the road.  The bergenia flowers have reveled in the warmth and wet and are swamping the huge leaves with their pink florets.

2014

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 10:47

I must try it from seed, TY GG.  Very wet out again in Bristol .  I think we had a lot of rain through the night.  But this daffodil called "Hoopoe" is scenting the whole bungalow as I have four pots of them in the conservatory so I do not mind staying in for a bit till things dry up.

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 I did pop out for two hellebore flowers to put in my little jampots that came with luxury jam at Xmas.  My pelargoniums are still filling the conservatory with pinks and red too.

2014

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 16:08

My snowdrops grow in among the nettles I grow as the food plant for the butterfly caterpillers.  They are almost ready to divide now and lots of them have been pollinated so they will be scattering  their seed soon.  I know that euphorbia from the university of Bristol Botanic Garden.  Lovely spring pictures, thank you.

2014

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 13:06

Oh hat a glorious day for gardening again - 11 degrees, feels warm as no wind and hazy sunshine. Spent two hours cutting back ivy in the spinney as the blackbirds have eaten all the black berries now and are regaling themselves on the cotoneaster berries.  They have not touched the hundreds of rosehips yet so still no need for birdseed.  I planted twenty cloves of Solent Wight garlic by the autumn sown ones for comparison for Mr. Fothergills Trials and took my camera crocus hunting as they open in the sun.

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2014

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 16:57

Had no name when it came in a picotee collection.  But it is quite lovely and a good doer, fidgetbones.

2014

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 14:13

So glad to have been of help.  Hope you had a nice hot bath and some paracetamo; for that backache!  i think the best inspiration is a nice sunny day but they have been so few and far between lately.

2014

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 11:12

No chance of seeing open crocuses today.  it is so dull and wet, such a disappointment after yesterday, but my yellow paperwhites (paperyellows?) have started to open and the perfume is wonderful coming from the conservatory as the hyacinths are in full bloom too.  No chance of planting the garlic today, but we are promised two dry days Tuesday and Wednesday so should get it in then.  .It is very mild too and no frost forecast all week so the daffs outside will be opening their buds soon and the blossom on the wild cherry tree.

First Spring Flowers

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 13:58

Shakespeare says that the celandine is the first sign of spring.  If you go to the 2014 thread, page 6 you will see what is flowering on my garden today.  You would be forgiven for thinking we have had no winter to speak of in bristol this year.  The spring flowers have all relished the wet especially the snowdrops.

2014

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 11:56

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othergill. up the butterfly garden and spinney on feb. 16th.

2014

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 11:13

In the middle garden and potager.  Checked up on snowdrops that were divisions last year;  Garlic, broad beans and new strawberries for Mr. Fothergills Nation of Gardeners trials all doing well;  crocuses beginning to show.

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