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Latest posts by happymarion

Winter wonders

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 08:32

So do i, Bev as I was amazed at the number of birds that accompanied me in my labours yesterday.  It was so uplifting after seeing so few recentky.  The holly berrieshve now all been eaten but rosehips still abound so no need for birdseed yet.

Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 17:24

TY Pennine Petal.  I also have a lovely family and great friends and good health, but my garden is my inspiration for two of my great loves, poetry and painting.

Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 12:01

85 in August, Verdun.  It is being so active that keeps me going!  Thank you for your kind appreciation!

Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 10:51

Very easy.  This one is in partial shade in my woodland walk but the one in the Phyllogeny Garden in the Bristol botanic Garden where i am a volunteer gardener is in full sun and performs beautifuklly every year - a sheer delight.  It does have a bark mulch every year topped up so I would try to give woodland edge conditions to your new plant.  Works for me!

Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 10:42

my primroses just keep flowering all through the year.  They love all seasons in Bristol.  This one is in a crack in a crazy paving path.


Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 10:38

And a vatiegated variety of Sedum spurium;


Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 10:32

Of course I had to inspect my alpines which have kept me so busy removing the wet leaves from them - well i do love them as well as my trees!  This is Sedum spathufolium nestling beside a white form of armeria.


Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 10:26

Broad beans and red chard complementing each other in one of my raised beds.


Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 10:22

The winter sun hits my Eucalyptus tree;


Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 10:17

The catkins on the Garrya elliptica getting longer.


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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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

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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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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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