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Posted: 29/03/2014 at 21:48

Very little gets thrown out if it will hold plants, chicky.  In the front garden there is an old zinc baby bath full of daffs at the moment, two leaking zinc watering cans planted with double daisies and Californian poppies, an old enamel breadbin full of tulips,an old rusty iron wheelbarrow full of tulips, stipa tenuissima grass and polyanthus. an old tyre with Dutch irises about to flower as well as the old garden coffee table in the porch.  The back garden has chimney pots full of flowers too.  .. Glad you like my celebrations, Green Fingered Milkey and Ashleigh 2.

Yellow is the colour.......

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 12:04

To see some of my yellow flowers out now in my Golden Jubilee Garden go to 2014 thread on the Forum.  Thank you for all the ideas for the rest of the year.

tulip bulbs

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 12:02

The species tulips will come up every year and flower and flower.  I have a yellow tulip that is on my Roll of Honour for fifty years service in my garden.  It was here when i came fifty years ago and still going strong. - not very tall and yellow.


Posted: 29/03/2014 at 11:36

Oh such a golden Mothers Day garden in my front garden!  Still 50 pots to go but needed a drink of water it was so warm.  The perfume from those all gold tulips is very strong so I am sitting typing in a haze of perfumed perspiration!  Here is a preview.  sun was too bright to get really good pictures.



Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:51

Two flower paintings from my garden - Iris reticulata and Gladioli.



Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:43

My Bramle


y apple tree blossom last May.


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:36

Hmm.  Someone is being greedy.  I get great pleasure out of sitting down with a blank piece of watercolour paper in front of me and a flower or photo from my garden and a few hours later with the cooperation of my paint and brushes there is a new creation instead of the blank sheet of paper.  The next pics will be of my Mother's Day display on Sunday.  Tomorrow will be a busy one in the garden and baking Mother's Day cakes.  Since Gardeners World is later tonight I might just troll through my pics for you, Edd.  Sweet dreams.


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 17:21

Next on my list of fun things to do, after gardening, painting, reading and writing comes cooking.  The rain today could have had me frustrated but I made a huge pot of red lentil and chicken soup using some of the lovely extra garlic bulb that was sent with my trial bulb of Solent Wight for Mr. Fothergills Nation of Gardeners Trials and handfuls of the trials salad leaves.  I used the Spicy cut and come again ones and for colour the Red Lettuce.  Here it is and it tastes even better than it looks.



Posted: 28/03/2014 at 14:58

AWWWW!  Thank you all so much.  I shall look at my pebbles with fresh eyes in future.  Come to think about it, they would be such fun to paint in watercolour.  Youhave made me feel like I was back on the stage and some of the audience were rolling about with laughter at my monologue!


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 12:56

Will have to wait for more flowers to open in the clump of mystery plant.  I do have the bright blue ipheion with similar leaves but smaller flowers.  Would be glad of ID from someone who recognises it.

Discussions started by happymarion

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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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: 16/06/2013 at 17:10

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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Last Post: 08/05/2013 at 03:49

Spring sweethearts

The sun shone brightly enough for my tulips to open up,something that thrills me every spring. 
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Last Post: 31/05/2013 at 23:16

Spring Spectacular

The Garden Sculpture Exhibition at the Bristol Botanic Garden  
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