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Latest posts by happymarion

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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Winter wonders

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 10:45

I had a lovely morning's walk round my garden on this very mild January day complete with camera.  The buds are fattening nicely on my rhododendrons -

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The light fingered kohl rabi thief.

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 22:35

Never thought of them.  Yes, they will be out foraging in this mild weather.  i have lots so will have to guard my kohlrabi in my raised beds, just in case they fancu a chamge from nuts.

The light fingered kohl rabi thief.

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 22:01

My foxes go off with my onions if i leave them out to dry and I have seen one wrenching long runner beans from the bottom of my bean plants so why not kohlrabi?

The light fingered kohl rabi thief.

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 18:14

Awww, shame.  Do you have fox visitors.  Luscious kohlrabi would be right up their street.

Winter wonders

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 13:47

It has been so mild and dry today i have accomplished a lot in the winter garden and found my Hammamelis mollis (witch hazel), both red and yellow in flower and three or four brown wallflowers.  My evergreen ferns are delightful as well so must take my camera up tomorrow if i can walk after the last three hectic days of gardening.  I am so pleased it is not raining that i find it hard to stop for anything but food and drink!  Oh and my hellebores have buds on now too.

Talkback: Evicting a rat

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 09:52
I am sure you always wear gloves in the garden, Kate, but they are more important when you have rats. I do not feed the birds till all "natural" food is gone from my garden. They have had the holly, pyracantha , cotoneaster and grapes but there ae still loads of rose hips so I have not put any costly bird seed out yet. If the rats get under the floor boards you need to tell the counciland have the pest controller out.

Winter wonders

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 19:12

Quite hardy, Busy-Lizzie and we have alkaline soil in Bristol.  The species is Daphne bhuloa, I think.

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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2014

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

SOS 
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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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