Latest posts by happymarion

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 08:36

Only 5degrees in the conservatory this morning so I will set up the greenhouse heater for the winter.  It switches itself on at 4degrees.  Wit so many tender plants in there i cannot be too careful.  Beautiful sunny morning though so I will don my gardening coat after all my indoor chores are completed and get stuck in outside.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 12:59

My goodness hardy geraniums are great value.  The back garden is speckled with blue from Rozanne and pink from G. oxonianum where I have just stuck in some offshoots and forgotten about them.  Margery fish was so right when she said plant a hardy geranium when you are not sure what to plant.  They seem to fit in with everything else and just seem to flower for ever.  i have worked myself to a standstill but need sustenance now.  The bamboo pile has been enough to let me through to the potager so i harvested a bucket of potatoes and onions and more Conference pears which I am eating now as the ones I picked earlier have ripened in the warmth of the kitchen.

Last edited: 02 October 2016 13:00:30

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 08:22

Brilliant sunshine and wall to wall blue sky this morning in Bristol though at 7degrees it feels cold.  I will do all my indoor jobs before I venture out but am looking forward to clearing a large part of the bamboo mountain.  The whole country seems to be in for a lovely bright day so lots of gardening should be on the cards for everyone.  Enjoy.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 13:35

My order from the Secret Garden Club has just arrived - 3x Sempervivum "Kraners Spinrad" which have 60 babies between them and 5x prepared hyacinths to flower for Xmas,"Jan Bos".  A busy day planting for me tomorrow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 12:59

Oh my it only takes me an hour to go to our local shops, get necessities in the supermarket and visit the florists but the sun managed to hide before I got safely home and the heavens opened!  But I did get my two new plants safely home.  With my £10 left from September I bought a pot of white patio roses with four plants in the pot for £4.99 and a pink begonia to befriend the salmon orangey one I bought last year which has not stopped flowering all year for £3.99  Same price as last year and what a beautiful feast to the eye it has been for a whole year!  It deserved to get in the picture so here it is on the left of the other two.  Tosser the wood pigeon was feeding when I had the camera out.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 08:46

Handy trough there Flumpy - just sits on top of fence!  You should have colour for some time now.  We have had heavy rain in Bristol through the night and the garden is soaked.  Good day for scrubbing the conservatory floor methinks.  And perhaps a trip to our local shops which takes me past our florists.  I think the conservatory will deserve a new inmate after all the work it has had done on it and it is time to look in the purse to see if anything is left from last month's pocket money.   Tomorrow is forecast to be a great day for gardening so I can make up time on my mountain of bamboo then.  The asters are looking great now they have raindrops glistening on the flowers.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 22:01


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 11:52

Flumpy the green wheeliebin has been filled up again and I have trimmed 12 lovely new bean sticks from the bamboo mountain my sons left me to dispose of.  I want to get a lot done outside today while it is good weather as the forecast for tomorrow is rain all day.  However Sunday and Monday are going to be fine and sunny and later in the week it is forecast to be warm again.  Fuel bills should be down this year with such warm weather not needing any heating on.

What a good idea Joyce.  I could plant my heavy tools in spots I find troublesome!  I have wanted a border fork for a long time since I got on with the ones we had at the Botanic Garden so well.

Aym208 I think we all have the same trouble with plant purchases.  I do get a lot of my beauties from friends in the AGS though and as birthday and Xmas presents.

Last edited: 30 September 2016 11:54:38

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 09:46

I think it is "Winston Churchill" that red aster.  It does have a yellow middle which does not show in the photo.  I found two labels but only aster was legible on them!  But "Winston Churchill " rings a bell.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 08:31

That is a lovely pattern and colours ,aym208!  Damp garden this morning and feels colder but the sun is shining now.  Green wheeliebin will be emptied today so will be dodging the rain forecast to fill it up again.  I have ordered a border fork for myself online as I find my big digging fork rather heavy now.  Old age does not come alone.

Discussions started by happymarion

Casualties of the weather

Replies: 2    Views: 430
Last Post: 26/04/2017 at 15:26

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

My thread seems to have disappeared so starting a new one to continue the saga. 
Replies: 682    Views: 63200
Last Post: 10/12/2017 at 09:42

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

My adventures in my Bristol garden in 2017 
Replies: 564    Views: 41637
Last Post: 20/04/2017 at 13:23

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

About my efforts to entice pollinators with scent to my Garden in Bristol. 
Replies: 2110    Views: 167734
Last Post: 31/12/2016 at 18:28

Trouble posting pictures.

Just noticed today, 24.08.15 
Replies: 9    Views: 1142
Last Post: 02/10/2015 at 03:56

new series

A quite different approach to making over a neglected garden. 
Replies: 9    Views: 1317
Last Post: 09/07/2015 at 16:01

My Bristol Garden in 2015

about how I am trying my best to be ecologically friendly in Bristol's year as Green Capital of Europe. 
Replies: 2646    Views: 165669
Last Post: 01/01/2016 at 00:05

Talkback: Using nettles in the kitchen

I too am a nettle lover, Kate. Nettle tea is delicious. You can buy the dried variety if you do not have your own source. 
Replies: 2    Views: 737
Last Post: 23/11/2014 at 10:33

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... 
Replies: 0    Views: 695
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 ... 
Replies: 2    Views: 988
Last Post: 06/09/2014 at 18:57

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... 
Replies: 4    Views: 1355
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... 
Replies: 19    Views: 2148
Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 15:36


My Golden Jubilee Garden 
Replies: 1493    Views: 98569
Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 01:28

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... 
Replies: 2    Views: 996
Last Post: 31/10/2013 at 18:38

clematis in need of identification

an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
Replies: 23    Views: 3052
Last Post: 12/09/2013 at 19:48
1 to 15 of 68 threads