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Latest posts by happymarion

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 16:10

My mystery newcomer is Inula helenium or elecampane, evidently a common and wide ranging native flower.  It is quite beautiful and perennial and is very welcome in my garden, especially in the butterfly garden.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 15:06

The star in my garden at the moment came of its own accord.  I have no idea what it is.  It is in the Butterfly garden which i allow to be untidy - nettles etc for food for the caterpillers.  It is six feet tall, covered in flowers and has huge leaves.  Please tell me if you know it so i can research it for care.  

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Fern problem

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 08:20

Here,here,Dovefromabove.  Who would want to dig out a fern?

Summer has arrived

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 09:47

When summer arrives, the garden competitions do too and my front garden is in for the Bristol n Bloom competition .  i have been begging this rose "Oranges and Lemons" to open in time for the last two weeks.  This morning it had and has four more buds to open.

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Summer has arrived

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 10:53

After eating strawberries with my breakfast, lunch and supper for a month I am quite sure summer has arrived but the great thing about this summer seems to be the tomato crop which is so lovely after the disastrous blight season last year.  this is a new one for me -  forked truss which has 30 "Sungold" tomatoes formed on it.  I usually eat my first tomato on Aug 4th in Bristol but this year it was July10th and I have eaten dozens since then, in fact more than the total of last year's crop already.

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Summer has arrived

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 19:40

Each summer I try to grow something that is new to me.  this year it is a white Angelonia growing happily in my old tyre in a corner of the front garden.  I shall repot it in the autumn and try to grow it on in the conservatory.  It is a good plant for heatwaves seemingly!

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Talkback: Gardening makes you happy

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 18:44
with my ename I was way ahead of the survey. My baby broad beans are just waiting for my early potatoes to be ready to go with my fish, which I shall garnish with my own grown tomatoes and herbs and salad leaves. I shall have strawberries and ice-cream for dessert. That is enough to make anyone happy. I feel so useful , a good member of the human race , being able to grow food and lovely flowers to brighten our street.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 15:00

Watch for the little yellow flowers which transform it and you will know then it is Lychnis ciliata.

 

Summer has arrived

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 10:55

Blackest - the red fella is Lychnis ciliata "Firecracker". It spreads.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 16:01

I walked round my neighbour's garden this morning to see her summmer flowers - all so lovely.

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Discussions started by happymarion

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: 19/06/2014 at 10:06

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

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
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