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Latest posts by happymarion


Posted: 26/10/2014 at 12:47

Every time I pass the conservatory door I wonder if there is still room for me.

 My pure white pansy has opened its first bud.

 My tibouchina has two buds open of its twelve.



Posted: 26/10/2014 at 12:08

Awww, Linda, that is lovely, so there is a Marion carrot as well as a Marion Swede!  They look yummy, enjoy.  So glad to hear you are recovering flumpy1 but do no heavy work until you are eating normally and keeping it all down!  I have done two hours gardening this morning in warm dry and very calm Bristol and the forecast for the next few days here is even warmer.  Harvesting, planting, pruning and weeding as well as leaf mould making here I come.


Posted: 26/10/2014 at 08:40

Another mild dry day ahead so should be able to get more of  my plants in and more weeding and pruning done.  Forecast is for even warmer Monday and Tuesday!  The fallen apple harvest needs seeing to, either giving away or freezing as pulp.  I will harvest the rest of the sweetcorn too and that will give me a raised bed to plant garlic cloves from the ones I grew this year.  


Posted: 25/10/2014 at 21:07

Oh dear, sounds like the norovirus.  Keep yourself hydrated and get well soon.


Posted: 25/10/2014 at 16:58

Aww, nothing more than a cold I hope?


Posted: 25/10/2014 at 13:19

Last pics for now.



Posted: 25/10/2014 at 13:05

More autumn colour from my garden this morning.

 More to come.


Posted: 25/10/2014 at 12:38

Such warm autumn colours up my sunny garden this morning.

 More to come.

Monty don new series

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 11:54

I keep gasping at the cost of it all.  I have a very tight budget being on Guaranteed Pension credit but I have a very productive garden so have a millionaire style diet - all organic with no food miles and no millionaire could buy the satisfaction i get from doing my garden.  Monty was so right when he said to one couple (the Japanese Garden ones I think) do fall in love with the process of gardening.  Growing a lovely plant from seed or a cutting from a friend gives much more pleasure than buying hundreds of pounds worth of plants from a garden centre.


Posted: 25/10/2014 at 11:30

Whacked now but a lot of work done and a cup of coffee will soon put me right.The sun is out and glinting on the lovely autumn colours on my acers and azaleas and the fuchsias are still flowering well.  Must take my camera up.

Discussions started by happymarion

My Bristol Garden in 2015

about how I am trying my best to be ecologically friendly in Bristol's year as Green Capital of Europe. 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 22:14

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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Last Post: 23/11/2014 at 10:33

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: 18/11/2014 at 08:20

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

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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
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