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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 05:30

 Wouldn't you know it, it rained yesterday and although I took pics of the snowdrops they weren't as open

 ^  suprised to see the hellebore

 ^ these in the new border, also planted with tulips yet to come.

How lovely to be able to smell snowdrops Marion,  maybe my garden isn't sheltered enough.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 20:31

No, no shed as yet, gardengirl. Have heard that two empty plots have two sheds on them. Hoping that if the plots are'nt taken by end of the month I can have one of the sheds.  Fingers crossed.

Pruned the hazel last month so now have some good, long branches for supports, will move them up to the plot tomorrow and take pics for the record.

Had a good day in the garden, got all sorts of jobs done. Very satisfying as I know I'll be spending most of the year on the allotment  . My plot is four and a half months old!!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 20:07

Thank you Marion , good to be back.

Lovely pics, the heather is a perfect foil for the chaenomeles - such pretty blossom. Those snowdrops will keep you busy.

 I'm afraid the light faded quicker than I expected so no pics, will record my efforts tomorrow. I found that I just went from one job to another including moving a large potted rambler rose back against the new fencing, then reorganised the 'nursery corner' after replanting hardy geraniums. Clearing up the debris, sweeping round, bagged twiggy bits for composting - phew! 

So good to be out in the fresh air 

Planning to relax and watch 'Causal Vacancy' on bbc one. Perfect end to the day.  

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 10:48

Good morning   such a lot to catch up on, everyone very busy in spite of the vagaries of the weather. Still too wet to do much on my plot, but peeked under the coverings and the soil looks good! Preparing to set seeds at the end of the month so  cleaning trays and other containters.

Must sort out a garden border before then, replanting divided perennials. As its dry and mild a good day to do it.

Talking compost; I have horse manure rotting down in bags. Put some on turned beds last October when first had the plot and it is 'weathering' nicely!

Enjoy your day everyone 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 10:36

Good morning Marion  , mild here too with 'white cloud'.  Having widened a border intend to check for weeds, fork in some compost and plant up  perannials divided last autumn. Snowdrops to divide now, crocus coming through and the greening of muscari looking good. Love their rich blue flowers.

Your garden shows beautiful colour, such a pretty edging to the primulas (primroses?). 

Right, time to make a start, out with the kneeling pad...

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 04:59

Thanks star gaze lily   always suprised when they turn out to be in focus using the tablet  as it's usually a quick 'point and click! (haven't got round to checking all the techy features)

granma  no worries. There are a lot of us busy/bizzie people about, it can get confusing.

Have you ever managed to take a photo of a frosted spiders web? I haven't, but know they can look stunning.

Flowers to Grow in Allotment

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 04:39

  thanks gardengirl, after a brief visit to the plot at the weekend I could see where plants could be growing. Not having a greenhouse I'm trying to organise space for seed trays at home. Have a plastic covered growhouse to asemble but too cold outside as yet.

Flowers to Grow in Allotment

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 18:43

I'm checking the plants which I divided from those in the garden last year and will move to the plot. Wrapped in protective fleece they look ok if a little bedraggled. Have seeds to sort out and, on paper, have a bed ready on the plot.

Veronica and Hellibores are a  must for me, Rudbeckia too.

work in progress

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 14:07

Hello Janet2,  sounds like a good project, look forward to before and after photos  

work in progress

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 14:02

Great work on the allotment baza   followed with interest and impressed by your hard work. Know what you mean about wanting to get going with seeds and plants, my plot is three months old  now,  prepared and manured and ready. Shed and pathways planned -  but it's a very wet site at the moment.

See you have grass paths, will you lift the grass for bark or just keep strimming the grass?

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