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Latest posts by happymarion

What we are doing this week

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 15:54

Winter pruning my four grapevines and pulling out the browned leaves of crocosmia as the new shoots have sprouted.  Cleaned miles of crazy paving paths.

 

Can anyone help identity this plant?

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 22:18

Or Iris unguilaris which takes years to re-establish after being moved but once it starts flowering hardly ever stops.

Can anyone help identity this plant?

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 22:12

Looks like a sedge to me and they do spread.

Talkback: Learning from 2012

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 20:24
It is a Peregrine, Adam. It is ten feet already but my conservatory is very lofty and already has a fig tree in it in a big pot!

Talkback: Learning from 2012

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 16:25
I have vowed only to grow early potatoes anf harvest them before the dreaded blight, and only Gardeners; Delight or similar tomatoes and yellow varieties which were the only ones that escaped the blight. I too will be growing my veg, plants indoors till they are big enough to withstand slug attacks. My new raised beds were a godsend as they needed no watering at all and kept free of slugs. Having acquired a new peach tree for Xmas which has buds swelling on it already i have read that rain brings peach curl disease so it is coming in to the conservatory in a big pot. There is room if I bring some of my houseplants out into the house!

The A to Z of TV Gardening

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 13:43

Oh, thank you, BBC.  I have just watched it.  Most i had seen a long time ago but revision hurts no one and it is being shown just at the right time.

Winter wonders

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 11:53

Thank you, ThaiGer.  Compliments from my peer group are much appreciated.  Especially in the depths of winter when i long for my snowdrops to appear.

Winter wonders

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 11:35

In my slate scree, Arum italicum.

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Winter wonders

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 11:31

Loads of catkins on the hazelnut trees.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17427.jpg?width=263&height=350&mode=max

 

Winter wonders

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 11:27

And the witch hazel.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17426.jpg?width=258&height=350&mode=max

 

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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Last Post: 03/04/2014 at 00:29

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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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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Last Post: 25/07/2013 at 09:47

picture difficulties

SOS 
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Last Post: 29/04/2013 at 22:05

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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Last Post: 02/04/2013 at 13:33

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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Last Post: 20/03/2013 at 20:55

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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Last Post: 30/04/2013 at 22:51
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