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Latest posts by happymarion

Winter wonders

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 14:33

Oh, my goodness what a blaze of colour in my garden both front (north facing) and back (south facing).  Here is a taster.

 The lushness of spring is just beginning.


Winter wonders

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 10:19

I have just been out in my garden although it is nippy today again and will take some pictures later.  My kaufmanniana tulips are just showing in pots and the daffodils have survived the horrible weather so I will have a sea of colour for the end of winter.The outdoor hyacinths are showing too.

Talkback: House sparrows

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 18:41
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 was bought and tidied up by my neighbour. Loss of habitat meant loss of sparrows till about three tears ago. One arrived on its own and so far three have been feeding regularly with my robin, pair of blackbirds, pair of bramblings, three bluetits and one chaffinch. I have erected a birdbox and their are lots of hedges and a spinney in my garden so I hope to see my count increasing year by year.

Winter wonders

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 18:11


 This was tahen 10.03.13

The secret of getting spring flowers to flower outside before winter is officially over seems to me to garden in the city centre.  Here are Tulipa kaufmanniana "Love Song" in fill flower in my friend's garden just a few miles from me "out in the sticks".  That extra 1 degree makes such a difference.  Mine are showing red in my garden but only just.

winter flowering plants

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 22:12

Have a look at the "Winter Wonders" thread on the forum!

Winter wonders

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 20:07

All ready for the official end of winter - the Bee Hotel at the Bristol Botanic Garden is taking bookings.


Winter wonders

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 14:30

One more week officially of winter but the flowers in my garden think it is spring despite the cold.  The brightest was the deep purple


of the Iris reticulata,

Gardeners World new season

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 09:29

The forecast is not good.

Gardeners World new season

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 22:08

I hope everyone watched tonight.  This is what I came up with.

Why did the chicken cross the new path?

So he could make happymarion laugh.

Winter wonders

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 18:23

One of my friends from the Alpine Garden Society has just grought me an article for our group newsletter on Hellebores.  I took this picture of her and her husband;s garden which is a picture that illustrates a winter wonder indeed.


Discussions started by happymarion

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'

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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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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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Last Post: 03/04/2013 at 19:50

Gardeners World new season

How was it for you 
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Talkback: Blind daffodils

You would not think from seeing the wonderful display our hellebores are putting on in the Bristol Botanic Garden that they once had the dre... 
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