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Latest posts by happymarion

Talkback: Learning from 2012

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 16:25
I have vowed only to grow early potatoes anf harvest them before the dreaded blight, and only Gardeners; Delight or similar tomatoes and yellow varieties which were the only ones that escaped the blight. I too will be growing my veg, plants indoors till they are big enough to withstand slug attacks. My new raised beds were a godsend as they needed no watering at all and kept free of slugs. Having acquired a new peach tree for Xmas which has buds swelling on it already i have read that rain brings peach curl disease so it is coming in to the conservatory in a big pot. There is room if I bring some of my houseplants out into the house!

The A to Z of TV Gardening

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 13:43

Oh, thank you, BBC.  I have just watched it.  Most i had seen a long time ago but revision hurts no one and it is being shown just at the right time.

Winter wonders

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 11:53

Thank you, ThaiGer.  Compliments from my peer group are much appreciated.  Especially in the depths of winter when i long for my snowdrops to appear.

Winter wonders

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 11:35

In my slate scree, Arum italicum.

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Winter wonders

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 11:31

Loads of catkins on the hazelnut trees.

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Winter wonders

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 11:27

And the witch hazel.

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Winter wonders

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 11:22

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Or the heucheras

Winter wonders

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 11:19

Or without the bamboo -

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Winter wonders

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 11:13

 

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And what would the winter garden be without the Yucca gloriosa

Winter wonders

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 11:08

My evergreen ferns are looking great in my planters and in my fernery -

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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... 
Replies: 19    Views: 538
Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 15:36

2014

My Golden Jubilee Garden 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 23:43

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

SOS 
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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... 
Replies: 14    Views: 628
Last Post: 03/04/2013 at 19:50
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