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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.

 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.



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



Gardeners world

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 16:17

Yes, I thought last Feiday's Gardeners World was just the ticket .  I could not see it being filed as boring.  What I thought was especially good was that the producers spread the articles out over the country -Monty and Carol were miles away from the new walled garden up North where Joe was.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 12:58

I think it may have been old or non viable seed, Busy-Lizzie. as there have been several people remarking on how wonderful their free asters from AGMag. have been.  I am not alone.  I just did as it said on the packet and now am drooling over them.  They seem to go on and on and even the runts are sending up lovely flowers in different shades of pink and purple. i started the seeds off in the conservatory which makes me think perhaps they need it quite warm to germinate and we did have a cold spring.

autumn and winter

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 19:51

Yes, me too.  The site seems stuck, even the weather forecast gives the wrong date and all the headings like Latest on the Forum are stuck way back.  The date mechanism seems to be notf unctioning.

Autumn colour

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 11:50

I expect everyone is waiting for a blaze of colour from their acers!  The berries this autumn are even better than last year so I am expecting some lovely pictures.  About the middle of October is when the arboretums round here look their best.  The summer has been an extended one and the summer flowers are lingering on.  Because of the cold snap in the spring a lot of the summer show is a month late - late dahlias and annual asters mixing with the autumn flowers like nerines and Michaelmas daisies.  So early autumn colour this year has not been the usual.

autumn and winter

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 09:17

Your daffodil bulbs already have the flower inside if they are flowering size.  The time to feed is after they flower while the foliage is still green.  Deadhead the daffodils till you have too many to do this by which time you may have to dig up the clump and separate out the new bulbs to avoid having blind clumps.

Discussions started by happymarion

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... 
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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 ... 
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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... 
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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... 
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My Golden Jubilee Garden 
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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... 
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clematis in need of identification

an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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Autumn colour

Celebrating the warm colours of autumn 
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Talkback: Didiscus coerulea 'Blue Lace'

One of my birthday presents was Kalanchoe "Bronze Sculpture" which is commonly known as the Paddle plant but this one has bronze colored tip... 
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Painting what you've grown

Letting other people see what can be done to immortalise your plants. 
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Summer has arrived

Let's share the lovely flowers and veg. in our gardens this summer. 
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picture difficulties

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Talkback: Gardening in Russia

Awww, it was the same for my sister gardening in Edmonton in Canada, James. It was amazing how much they could grow in their very short thr... 
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Spring sweethearts

The sun shone brightly enough for my tulips to open up,something that thrills me every spring. 
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Spring Spectacular

The Garden Sculpture Exhibition at the Bristol Botanic Garden  
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