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Latest posts by happymarion

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 16:49

Awww I am enjoying this. TY, Bev.  Can I suggest Annual meadow or is that cheating?  This one is at Holt Farm Organic Garden near B



Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 12:51

May I suggest two, Bev. as they are both in my picture from my garden?  Anemones and aoniums.



Beechgrove Garden Goes National.

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 12:41

Yes, it was enjoyable if you could take your mind off the weather.  I was almost in tears as i watched the freezinf presenters suffering for their art.  no one should have to suffer that much.  But i will be cutting away the leaves of my epimediums today.  I must say it looked an expensive program to produce all year round. 

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 23:18

True spring sweethearts there, Buzy Lizzie.  Love them.  TY.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 19:02

Thank you, Chicky.  I love rudbeckias.  i shall try and get Indian summer started from seed.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 15:50

I am expecting photosfrom lots of you any day now  of beautiful spring displays - true sweethearts of the spring.  From those I am hoping to get ideas for my Golden Jubilee celebrations in my garden.  When I first took care of it fifty years ago next year,there were plants in it which i still have, like Primu;a "Wanda", Geranium "Johnson's Blue" A huge Bramley apple tree and Victorian cooking pear. plum trees, roses, lots of strawberries.  the roses are different varieties now and the huge elm trees are all gone .  For its fiftieth I want the garden to have a golden theme right through the year.  i have lots of forsythia and daffodils already so need something spectacular but golden to add to the golden theme.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 15:10

At last the bees are finding food in my garden.  It was buzzing with them today.  Up till now i have just been seeing the occasioal solitary bumble bee.  All change today.  but they have been about since i have just spent an hour dead-heading daffodils that had been pollinated.


Spring sweethearts

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 15:41

Ah, Bristol is sheltered somewhat by the Mendips but these are all near the shelter of the house anyway except the Anemone coronaria and the pots there which are a little further behind.    Tomorrow I hope to go snapping in my butterfly garden.  I know i have loads of primulas in full flower as they have not stopped flowering since last year's hot spring.  i think I shall be dividing up hundreds of clumps this year to throw out the middle and make new plants from the outside bits.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 15:07

Although it has come a bit late the sun has been bright enough today to open up the tulips and encourage the hyacinths and anemones.  The small anemone blanda are in full flower in my woodland walk too among the daffodils and late crocus.  Still the icy blast that has destroyed the top of some of the burgundy hyacinths is still blowing.  I do so want to go out with my camera and say truthfully "Ah, a lovely mild spring day, now to photograph all my spring sweethearts".



GardenIng jokes

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 13:23

Overheard as my friend was showing a tour group round the Bristol University Botanic Garden "Ah, these are my favourites - not too big, not too small, juct the Epimedium."  The group roared with laughter too!  I did not smile when he pointed out me and another gardener busily weeding on the Mediterranean bank as "Those are Italian peasants" as it was a very hot day (yes, we do have them sometimes" and we were feeling it.  I suppose our sun hats were a bit comical.  That group laughed too. One of those days I will mingle with the group and stay out of sight at the back just to find out what makes them titter as they listen to his jokes.

Discussions started by happymarion

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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Last Post: 19/06/2014 at 10:06

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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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 18:21

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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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 15:36


My Golden Jubilee Garden 
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Last Post: Today at 19:16

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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Last Post: 31/10/2013 at 18:38

clematis in need of identification

an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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Last Post: 12/09/2013 at 19:48

Autumn colour

Celebrating the warm colours of autumn 
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Last Post: 09/12/2013 at 17:31

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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Last Post: 05/09/2013 at 03:06

Painting what you've grown

Letting other people see what can be done to immortalise your plants. 
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Last Post: 16/06/2013 at 17:10

Summer has arrived

Let's share the lovely flowers and veg. in our gardens this summer. 
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Last Post: 25/07/2013 at 09:47

picture difficulties

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Last Post: 29/04/2013 at 22:05

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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Last Post: 08/05/2013 at 03:49

Spring sweethearts

The sun shone brightly enough for my tulips to open up,something that thrills me every spring. 
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Last Post: 31/05/2013 at 23:16

Spring Spectacular

The Garden Sculpture Exhibition at the Bristol Botanic Garden  
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Last Post: 02/04/2013 at 13:33

Talkback: House sparrows

In the eighties I used to stop counting at 20 when the sparrows descended on my garden. The wild patch og groud at the back of my garden wa... 
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Last Post: 03/04/2013 at 19:50
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