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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 13:45

I'll look out for it. I get my copy on the late side because of living in France.


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 08:12

Morning all. I got back from my daughter's last night. Saw Lyn's sad news.

Watched Poldark, didn't notice who the judge was. Recorded it anyway as OH was asleep on the sofa.

Could do with a skip here. I'm a hoarder to, but it's 20 mins drive to the tip and you have to sign in so rarely get round to taking stuff there.

Had a nice time with daughter, 3 grandsons. It was her birthday on Saturday. We went out to lunch in a village restaurant owned by English people. Good for the boys as there were sofas in front of the fireplace and they gave the boys some games and toys. We were the only people. The menu had andouillette (offal sausage ) for the French and chicken and asparagus pie which was very nice.

We went for a walk later in the afternoon when the rain stopped, but smallest fell off his bike and was covered in mud - bath on arrival home!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 08:01

Hello Marion. I was at my daughter's near Poitiers for the weekend. She'd hoped I'd give her a hand in her garden, but the weather wasn't good. Her 3 small boys were overflowing with energy and eventually we went for a walk when the rain let off. The smallest (4) fell backwards off his bike and was covered in mud!

I think you would find the photos behave better if you put fewer on each post. 5 or 6, then send them and start afresh with the next batch.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 22:51

I've been with my daughter's family for the weekend and have just seen the news of your mother. You did everything you could for her and you enabled her to die in her own home. I hope your father is coping with the loss. I'll be thinking of you this week, which won't be easy for you with all the arrangements as well as the loss. But your memories will be good, knowing that you did everything you could. xx Liz


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 21:38

Fishy, if you are getting a thermometer then get a maximum minimum one.


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 21:33

That's lovely, Panda. My Leonard Messel is showing pink buds. I hope the sky is blue when it comes out.

Nighties all.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 18:43

I hope you enjoy the talk, Marion.

It was cloudy and rained here today, hardly got any darker for the eclipse.


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 18:40

We are going to Hyde Hall in July. It's in Essex, KEF. One of the 4 RHS gardens. Did you like it Panda?

Has rained all day, cleaned kitchen and sitting room. Going to daughter's tomorrow.

What To Grow In a Big Box

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 17:00

That is much bigger than most planters, I have roses in ones about 50cms deep. I think it might manage a dwarf apple tree. My daughter has an olive tree in a planter about that size. You will have to feed and water it though.

The other tree that could work is Mirabelle de Nancy on a semi dwarf stock, will grow to about 8 foot. I had one in a pot for 2 years before I planted it. I could have just potted it on, it was in a much smaller pot than yours. It is self fertile. Don't forget apple trees need to be near other apple trees of the right sort for fertilisation. Ask the supplier.


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 13:09

Sorry you're feeling poorly Wintersong, hope you feel better soon.

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