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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.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 12:04

Two lovely summer newcomers to my garden - a parasitiv broomrape - i think it is Orobanche hederae and my latest rose "Nurse tracy".

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Summer has arrived

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 09:30

Pentatemon "Electric Blue" is hardy for me and bushier each year.  Lvely blue.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 20:45

Ahhh. that is why I did not understand.  Envy is one of the Ten Commandments and maligning people is too.  Difficult .

Summer has arrived

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 20:54

Verdun, you will have to translate.  I would never be cruel intentionally, nor am I given to being mischievous.  If my plateful of garden lusciousness is anything but a pretty picture of the two gorgeous fruits I am enjoying from my garden at the moment then it is quite unintentional.  I have gluts of fruit as iIhave a huge garden but I give loads away.  I have posted this on a fb site and none of my friends got the message you seemed to get.  I just thought it was appropriate to post it here as these are a great sign of summer.  What would summer be without Peach Melba and strawberries at Wimbledon.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 17:18

I went up after it rained to pick some strawberries for my Peach Marion tonight.  Never had such big strawberries and a terrific crop.  once I am at the stage of having them three times a day, I will make some jam and freeze the rest.

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Summer has arrived

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 15:15

Summer has really arrived tastewise.  I am having strawberries from my garden on my cereal. new potatoes for supper and tonight my very first Peach Marion.

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Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 21:20

May10th this year I was a guest of the Nat, Trust for the day at Hanbury Hall.  Last week I visited The Stone House Cottage Garden anf John Massey's Garden at Ashwood Nurseries, next month I visit a tropical garden and water gardens in Dorset.  Then it is gardens in Oxfordshire and Westonbirt in Gloucestrshire.  When my broadband has been upgraded I will post some pictures.  Oh, and on my 85th birthday in August I get taken to any garden of my choice by my son's partner.and my gardening buddy.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 20:16

Yesterday the Bristol Group of the Alpine Garden Society had its summer outing to The Stone House Cottage Garden and John Massey's garden at Ashwood Nurseries where the gardeners themselves gave us a guided tour.  i was blown away by the beautiful colours in both  These ir

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ises will be my next water colour task.

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