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Plants for summer scent

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 15:54

Some of the scents from my roses just keep you tied to the garden.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 14:44

Thank you, Artjak.  Today my little bit of horyicultural happiness comes from my "Easter"(?) cactus which I had forgotten about for a year and despaired of it ever recovering when  found it behnd the fig tree.  it has one pink flower on it so I rewarded it by buying two companions for it.  The orange one is booked to go in my Golden Jubilee Garden next year.

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More blue n yellow

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 14:23

In the Bristol Botanic Garden there is a big spread of the Bristol Flower, Lychnis chalcydonica, bright crimson, next to a big clump od Lychnis coronaria atrosangunia which has puce flowers.  I have to smile when I hear people say, surely that is a mistake or Christopher LLoyd would have loved that as they are in the Phyllogony Garden which shows plants in their families.  The lesson is that cousins can look very different as well as very similar.

More blue n yellow

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 12:02

I like yellow and blue too, got lots of it i the garden at the moment with grape hyacinths and primroses.  Also orange and purple and red and green.  But I am a bit likr Chritophrer Lloyd and go for great disharmonies as well.  Here are some pictures of the eye candy in my garden this morning.

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Plants for summer scent

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 10:36

Sweet peas, especially "Cupani" summer jasmine, especially the pink one.  The yellow fowering current is very sweet smelling unlike the pink one.

Oh and of course lots of lavender.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 09:45

As well as spring colour in my garden and those around me I love the scent of spring.  The hyacinths this year now the spring warmth has arrived at last are outstripping the wallflowers for their perfume.

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DONT PANIC MR MANNERING........

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 22:47

My father was in the Home Guard and only used his gun to shoot rabbits for food.  He also had a big allotment on the railway embankment where I helped grow our vegetables and kept quiet about the strawberries we grew tumbling down the steps from terrace to terrace as such things were looked upon as frivolous luxuries.  He was en engineer on the Ghost ships whuch came into Rosyth for repair and maintenance from the sea.  I do not know how he kept going when I think he caught the bus to work at 6.30am and got home about 7pm and was out at the Home Guard for 8pm and one night a week out all night on surveillance duty and still kept tne five of us well fed with fruit and vegetables.  His one relaxation was the local football match when it was a home game as he used to play semi professional football till his cartilege gave him bother and on Saturday he was home at 1.30pm as everyone worked a five and a half day week then.  I still like to grow the potatoes and onions he grew.

Monty Don

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 12:41

It was the writers who wrote the program and the director and producer who are responsible for what goes out.  Monty is the presenter.  Common sense would dictate not to take a chance with tender plants.  Who will they give the kudos to when the onslaught of slugs and snails about to hit us sends people looking to buy replacement plants!

Tulips

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 11:07

Despite the horrific thunderstoem and haistones we had in Brustol last night my "Stress" tulips are fine and my "Ancilla" which flower later are coming on.  The heavy rain created a duckpond and the hailstones were bouncing out of it.  i have hundreds more tulips to flower yet, just budding at the moment, as I like to have them flowering over a long period.

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WEATHER this week

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 18:21

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We have just had an almighty storm in Bristol.  Thunder and lightning and hailstones and all the time the sun was shining.  Here is the picture I took of my garden from the back door.

 

Discussions started by happymarion

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picture difficulties

SOS 
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