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Summer has arrived

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 13:32

What a beautiful peony!

Summer has arrived

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 12:03

Nutcutlet - looks like veitchii but mascula can be very similar in the pink form.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 12:00

That is such a mix -up, i do not know where to start editing it!  Nutcutlet i will try to find out at the Botanic garden next week if the internet does not do it.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 11:57

More first day of summer pictures.  Here are forget-me-nots and

 This variagated sedum spurium has pretty

 Chives flowering in the onion bed in the potager.

little pink flowers already.


Herb Robert in my spinney (the wild part of my very large garden which can look so beautiful.)

Summer has arrived

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 10:43

Of course, nutcutlet(yummy).  Rules are not made to be broken here but non-existent.  I have done an hour's deadheading.  Now for some editing.

 My rainbow chard is delicious.

 I have never seen so much blossom on the trees in all my many years of gardening.  This is my hawthorn tree.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 09:01

June 1st say the meteorologists is the first day of summer so I shall take my camera with me as i deadhead the spring flowers like daffodils and bluebells which have been so late this year and share them with you.  The peonies definitely think it is summer.

What's this plant please

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 19:55

My "Dai Jin" has a superb scent.  It attracts rose chafer beetles.  It is supposed to be a tree peony with red and white striped flowers.  Last year it had one red, one white and one striped.  This year so far it has one red and two white, one of which started off as a pink bud.  but i can forgive it for the scent beats the wallflower and the bluebells which abound in my garden at this time of year.  My yellow one has lots of flowers this year and loads of seeds already.  It has grown to over 14feet so the peonies loved the wet year we have just had.


Spring sweethearts

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 14:30

Oh dear!

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 12:47

The spring flowers on the Pieris "Forest flame" are still smelling beautifully while the summer flowering Poached egg plant, Limanthes douglasii, is bringing in the butterflies, up my garden on the last day of spring.


Spring sweethearts

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 12:35

Shall we make May31st the last day of spring?  New thread tomorrow?  I have been up the garden this morning.  Lots of summer flowers out already.  Here are the first of the osteospermums.


Discussions started by happymarion

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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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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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'

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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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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