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autumn colour

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 16:21

Beautiful sunny day for gardening and my garden was ablaze with berries in the evening sunshine - cotoneaster

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 And rose hips

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 And spindle berries

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 And then i came into the kitchen where my houseplant is a sweet pepper with still eleven peppers growing on it.

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autumn colour

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 17:04

And they make you feel warmer too, I think.

autumn colour

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 16:33

LovelyL

autumn colour

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 15:38

Thank to the facility to enlarge I now know the female mallard was in the picture too!

autumn colour

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 15:36

The Tulip Tree (Liriodendron) this week at the Bristol Botanic garden.

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autumn colour

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 15:30

Acers in the Pollination garden at the Bristol

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Botanic Garden.

autumn colour

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 15:23

If I can get them small enough I would like to show you some of the woderful colour that has greeted me in the Bristol Universiy Botanic Garden where I

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am a volunteer gardener. Here is our duck in front of the medlar tree.

Talkback: Growing autumn cyclamen

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 10:38

I love cyclamen.  I have hederifolium, coum, cilicicum ,repandum, pseudoibericum and graecum and in pink, red and white.  The older ones have leaves about a foot across now so goodness knows how big the corms are.

Talkback: Autumn foliage favourites

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 11:39
The amelanchiers here are looking super now and the liquidambers are coming on The European spindles are just about to open their pink seedheads to show their bright orange berries. Autumn colour is good this year, especially the shrubs like hydrangeas and spireas.

what decade is your garden?

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 12:43

I have been looling after my garden for 48 years but still have some of the plants i inherited and loved immmediately like Geranium "Johnsons Blue"and Primula "Wanda".  I have lots of the perennial herbs like thyme, rosemary, marjoram and mint the gardener used to grow for the housekeeper back then and still grow lots of strawberries as they had beds and beds of them.  My garden has always been friendly to wildlife, including seven children and seven grandchildren.  They have had a football pitch, tennis court, badminton court, three storied treehouse, dinosaur bones museums, garden plots of their own, and I still have the snooker table in the old gypsy caravan.  But throughout it all I have grown masses of fruit and veg and flowers.  Fashion has not touched it much until recently when I found that at 84 the fashion for raised beds and no-dig gardening suited me down to the ground or rather up from the ground!

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