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Latest posts by happymarion

The light fingered kohl rabi thief.

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 22:01

My foxes go off with my onions if i leave them out to dry and I have seen one wrenching long runner beans from the bottom of my bean plants so why not kohlrabi?

The light fingered kohl rabi thief.

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 18:14

Awww, shame.  Do you have fox visitors.  Luscious kohlrabi would be right up their street.

Winter wonders

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 13:47

It has been so mild and dry today i have accomplished a lot in the winter garden and found my Hammamelis mollis (witch hazel), both red and yellow in flower and three or four brown wallflowers.  My evergreen ferns are delightful as well so must take my camera up tomorrow if i can walk after the last three hectic days of gardening.  I am so pleased it is not raining that i find it hard to stop for anything but food and drink!  Oh and my hellebores have buds on now too.

Talkback: Evicting a rat

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 09:52
I am sure you always wear gloves in the garden, Kate, but they are more important when you have rats. I do not feed the birds till all "natural" food is gone from my garden. They have had the holly, pyracantha , cotoneaster and grapes but there ae still loads of rose hips so I have not put any costly bird seed out yet. If the rats get under the floor boards you need to tell the counciland have the pest controller out.

Winter wonders

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 19:12

Quite hardy, Busy-Lizzie and we have alkaline soil in Bristol.  The species is Daphne bhuloa, I think.

Winter wonders

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 17:27

And the beautifully perfumed Daphne "Jaqueline Posnill" kept drawing me back to

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smell it.

Winter wonders

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 17:12

Two varieties of Euonymus gunnei

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 brightening up a dull January day.

Winter wonders

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 17:05

A lare flowering Colchicum

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Agrippinum

Winter wonders

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 16:54

This hellebore in bloom at the Bristol botanic Garden is called John's slate

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Winter wonders

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 16:44

And the Coronilla citrina which never

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 fails to flower most of the year

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: 20/04/2014 at 22:16

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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