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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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Autumn colour

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 14:36

OOOH, how lovely.

Autumn colour

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 09:02

My baby acers are still hanging on to their leaves despite another very windy weekend in Bristol.

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Autumn colour

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 13:49

Yes, Chicky.  One of my jobs at the Botanic Garden where I was a volunteer gardener for six years was to weed out the seedlings round the acers of which there were hundreds.  I asked if I could take a few home as they were just being put in the compost and was given permission.  all five grew.  I had chosen ones which seemed to have different leaves but the results have been beyond my expectations.

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.

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