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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.

Winter wonders

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 17:27

And the beautifully perfumed Daphne "Jaqueline Posnill" kept drawing me back to

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smell it.

Winter wonders

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 17:12

Two varieties of Euonymus gunnei

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 brightening up a dull January day.

Winter wonders

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 17:05

A lare flowering Colchicum

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Agrippinum

Winter wonders

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 16:54

This hellebore in bloom at the Bristol botanic Garden is called John's slate

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Winter wonders

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 16:44

And the Coronilla citrina which never

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 fails to flower most of the year

Winter wonders

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 16:38

And this lovely winter shrub I had not noticed before for colour -

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Winter wonders

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 16:13

Then the beaiutiful Iris unguilaris

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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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Last Post: 28/08/2014 at 14:12

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: 06/09/2014 at 18:57

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

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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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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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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