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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 13:43

The black one is on the front wall of the bungalow, facing north and the green - pink dessert one is on the wall between me and the first neighbour next door (i have five on that side), facing west.  I get tons and eat loads straight off the vine.  The front garden ones are a great favourite with the wrens.  I like to use the leaves in casseroles, made into rice and mincemeat parcels and cooked in a rich sauce.  I also cook the grapes in lamb stews like the French and make grape juice,  Used to make wine when the family were here.  Four hours of lovely work done in my garden this morning has given me quite an appetite.

Talkback: Autumn goes out in a blaze of glory

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 09:53
My acer seedlings from the Botanic Garden which I weeded are all different colouring - salmon pink, rich toffee, crimson. pale pink and a very dark plum one - none of which are evident in the mother plants. A golden spiraea is ablaze. Lovely colours on the leaves of all my hydrangeas. Persicaria leaves too. We were lucky in the storm and escaped the wind but the heavy rain has spoilt the lovely rhus typhina in the garden across the road. None of the late varieties of apples were blown down so can look forward to the "Charles Ross" getting brilliant red for Xmas.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 12:33

I think my star at the moment must be my grapes.  They are so,

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so very sweet this year.

Autumn colour

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 12:19

We had very little of the St. Jude storm in my part of Bristol so the leaves were untouched on my self seeded acers which I "weeded" from the Botanic Garden.  They are all quite different and very lovely but the one I call "Rich toffee" is my favourite - the fi

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rst picture.

Autumn colour

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 10:36

My sister in New Brunswick has sent me pictures of the trees in her neighbourhood.  they are having glorious autumn weather.

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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 18:40

That is amazing in October to see such pristine blooms!

Autumn colour

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 11:18

The birds are going to love all the berries this autumn.  

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 My pyracantha and cotoneasters are covered.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 16:41

Pics 2 and 3 show the colour still in my front garden on October 1st.  It has been such a lovely summer weatherwise.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 16:38

The birds are going to be happy with the berries this autumn.  here are some of mine strutting their stuff.

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 Pyracantha.

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 Cotoneaster.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 11:30

I have William Shakespeare and John Betjamin and Matisse.  They bring a bit of a different culture to the garden!  Right now I am thrilled to see the Angelonia I bought early on and enjoyed its show of lovely flowers which were over by the end of August has recovered from my cutting it back and is flowering again.  it looks like i shall have another three months or so of pleasure from its pretty flowers.  Will definitely buy another one next year - a pink one I

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think.

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