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2014

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 11:20

I applied for the Britains Best Gardens program with Alan Titchmarsh but my email came straight back as too big so I tried again this morning and so far so good.  I thought it would be lovely if you could all see what I have been up to in moving pictures and I am sure Alan and i have lots in common as we share a gardening jubilee.  Cloudy today but warm and calm so good weather for pruning the buddleia to get late flowers for nectar for the butterflies when food is scarce in the autumn.  The loppers were inadequate so had to get my garden saw out.  Lots of seedlings needing pricked out so planted more polyanthus in the slate scree to get their pots.  I have earthed up my "Charlotte"potatoes in their planter and as the temperature is due to be 16 again this afternoon I think I can put their rivals out in their raised bed.  Their are 5 tubers of each so will compare when and how much i get from the two lots.  

ITV Alan Titchmarsh - Britain's Best Garden's

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 08:15

I spent an hour yesterday evening trying to email that address but the Postmaster could not accept mail for it as the size was greater than allowed by remote host!  I had tried to send nine pics and a paragraph about my garden.  If the drizzle continues this morning I may try reducing the size!

ITV Alan Titchmarsh - Britain's Best Garden's

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:14

Thank you everybody.  It is all the lovely feedback from you all to my 2014 thread on the forum that has encouraged me.

ITV Alan Titchmarsh - Britain's Best Garden's

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:37

I have just entered my garden as I have something in common with Alan, it being my Golden Jubilee Year!

2014

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 12:42

Working in the front garden this morning the cat from across the way decided it was too good a photo 

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opportunity to miss!

2014

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 09:56

The lovely warm weather we had in Bristol for Mothers Day yesterday did the trick and this morning all three of the "outdoor tomatoes" for the Mr Fothergills trial have germinated.  TIm Foster wrote in the "Guardian" yesterday that Bristol was the place to live if you had green fingers and I have to agree with him.  As we drove through the city the daffodils were in bloom everywhere and the verges and roundabouts and front gardens were glorious.  Bristol most certainly deserved the accolade of Green City of Europe for 2015 and just think, as soon as my Golden Jubilee Garden celebrations are over I can start celebrating that!

Happy Mothers Day.

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 18:46

Here are my flowers and bottles from three of my sons today and had a wonderful lunch cooked by the partner of one of them.  They knew to give me a break from gold as the garden is full of golden flowers for my Golden Jubilee Year.

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2014

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 08:07

Happy Mothers Day from my Golden Jubilee Garden.

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2014

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 21:48

Very little gets thrown out if it will hold plants, chicky.  In the front garden there is an old zinc baby bath full of daffs at the moment, two leaking zinc watering cans planted with double daisies and Californian poppies, an old enamel breadbin full of tulips,an old rusty iron wheelbarrow full of tulips, stipa tenuissima grass and polyanthus. an old tyre with Dutch irises about to flower as well as the old garden coffee table in the porch.  The back garden has chimney pots full of flowers too.  .. Glad you like my celebrations, Green Fingered Milkey and Ashleigh 2.

Yellow is the colour.......

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 12:04

To see some of my yellow flowers out now in my Golden Jubilee Garden go to 2014 thread on the Forum.  Thank you for all the ideas for the rest of the year.

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