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2014

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 13:34

Two golden pics from the front garden.  The Golden ilex was in the garden when I came and I brought the Jasmine nudiflorum as a cutting from my former garden.  They are both on my Roll of Honour for fifty years excellent service.

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2014

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 13:30

It is fifty years this year since i first looked after my half acre and now I am celebrating its Golden Jubilee.  Golden flowers and foliage and veg and fruit will be complemented with lots of blue and purple and I will show you corners and panoramas of the garden each month.  January to follow.

Talkback: Colourful plants for winter

Posted: 14/12/2013 at 21:27
My evergreen ferns are a joy in the fernery and large pots. I have lots of varieties of cotoneaster with so many berries you have a job to distinguish the leaves which are also red now. The Jasmine nudiflorum is covered in its yellow flowers and the white heather is breaking its buds. Grasses like Stipa tenuissima, golden oats and Miscanthus zebrina are still looking great. The bamboos make the garden look exotic. The pink heather will soon join the merry throng

Autumn colour

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 09:17

Jim. I hve never seen mine turn yellow like this before!

Autumn colour

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 15:04

Even the fading ferns are yellower than ever this year.

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Autumn colour

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 12:55

I was going to take my camera to the Bot. Garden today to snap the yellow carpet of leaves and fruit under the Ginkco tree but it might have got damaged it was so windy so here is the pic I took

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in December 2011.

Autumn colour

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 13:50

Tidied up in the conservatory today and I now have summer flowers and next spring flowers to cheer me indoors as well as the autumn colour which is still splendid out in the garden.

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Autumn colour

Posted: 20/11/2013 at 14:06

And still gardening too.  Good longevity genes come from Scotland.  My father was still tending his pelargoniums at 91.  My sister emigrated to Canada (Calgary, then Edmonton and now in New Brunswick so I know quite a bit about your winters!

 

Autumn colour

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 22:43

So good to hear from a contemporary, Bill.  I will be 86 next August and born and bred in Scotland.  Used to watch international ladies hockey matches at Paisley High school and had a great aunt and uncle in Glasgow who took me to the theatre a lot.

 

Autumn colour

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 15:40

Lots of glorious autumn colours still and so many lovely pics.  Here are some from my front garden this morning.

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