Latest posts by happymarion

Winter wonders

Posted: 16/01/2013 at 11:55

Splendid pictures.  The frost is a great artist.

Garden of rented property - design advice

Posted: 15/01/2013 at 12:40

There are some lovely hebes you could put in your border but I think the quickest way to get colour in would be hardey geraniums and osteospermums.

Winter wonders

Posted: 15/01/2013 at 12:33

Yes, mine too in Bristol, Lyn.  Those sheep look like they have lovely thick coats.

Indoor and outdoor plants

Posted: 15/01/2013 at 09:30

All plants have evolved to fit their environment over time, but the ones we grow in our gardens, unless the pure species , have been bred for colour, fruit, longevity, pest resistance etc by nurserymen so some may have hardiness to a different country than their own built in.  If so, the label will tell you.  For instance Gardenias used to be conservatory plants only but now "Kleim's Hardy" will grow outside.

The A to Z of TV Gardening

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 17:41

Carrots, cabbages, (no just had them),Chrysanthemums or carnations, Christmas trees, compost, creepie crawlies,caterpillars,cold weather hazards?

Winter wonders

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 16:49

No snow in Bristol yet but lots of you have so where are all those winter wonderlands that were our gardens?  I am waiting for the pictures.

Has anyone got any snow yet?

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 15:48

Just been out for a lovely walk in Bristol. 6degrees, blue skies and brilliant sunshine and the birds were singing.  i think it may be the last for a few days as 2 dgrees forecast for tomorrow.

Has anyone got any snow yet?

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 10:02

No snow in Bristol but very wet and very cold.  Do put your pretty pictures in the Winter Wonders thread, as snow beautifyung the gardens is one of them.

Beachgrove Garden

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 20:28

In the Jan.19th edition of Amateur Garden there is an article entitled Beechgrove garden heads south on the News page.  End of March or beginning of April with a new presenter and new features will be added to make it more suitable for a wider range of climatic conditions.  BBC exocutives have commisioned 26 half hour episodes for 2013.

Carol Klein's Life in a Cottage Garden

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 15:55

It did not say.  I got my information from the News page of the !9th Jan. edition of Amateur Gardening Magazine.  It says it will be a rival to Gardeners World and that the series is 35 years old. and that a new presenter will join the team and new features will be added.

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

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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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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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