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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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Summer has arrived

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 19:17

Busy-Lizzie, I am searching for the label of this one .  i think it is a speciespeony from the Bristol Botanic Garden which has many.  the smell is really lovely.  I do not get notifications about any of the threads on the forum. The Lone Gardener, apart from the notes on the right hand side.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 17:47

My peonies just seem to want to go on and on flowering this year.

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Summer has arrived

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 07:59

Is it not lovely when you grow something that is newto you and you fall in love with some aspect of it?  This summer it is the beautiful colour of the flowers of Senecio polyodon for me.

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Summer has arrived

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 19:42

I have a lot of ivy in the front garden and it just appeared.  i have sown seed from Newport Docks at the bristol university Botanic garden and had some success.  you have to be patient.  i have also planted pieces of ivy with the pseudo bulbs attached which were brought from the Bristol gorge as part of thr remit of the Bot. garden is to show local native and rare flowers and had some success.  the Garden itself, not mine i@m afraid was established as a private garden in 1879 when the house was built on an ancient woodland site and has toothwort appearing in corners difficult for the visitors to see so the curator collected seed and the head gardener gave them to me to sow under suitable host plants.  Everytime i visit i go and look from April onwards just in case!  they are so beautiful and so interesting.

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