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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 16:13

Interrupted in my gardening by an hour or so of rain mid day but got started on bringing the tomato plants which have finished fruiting out of the conservatory and two of the ten big windows cleaned.  Just eight more and the door and patio doors into the lounge to do now.  Does feel a bit chilly when you are not in the sunshine now.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 08:33

Such a difference this morning though cool, but the sun is shining brightly and the forecast is for dry all day.Encouragement to get out and garden and harvest like mad.  The surfaces of the garden furniture shows signs of rain through the night but no duckpond on the patio so that will do.  Yes Pat the plants have all appreciated the rain.  I heard about the Australian Magpie and how noisy and fiece it is in the spring on Tweet of the Day this morning on the radio - even attacking pedestrians and cyclists.  The seagulls at the seaside here do similar things.  Worrying that 90% of seabirds are carrying so much plastic around in their bodies too.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 14:23

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 14:16

A break in the rain and so I took my camera out and was blown away by how lovely the flowers looked after the rain.  The colours just sing they are so fresh.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 10:46

Flumpy just let your seedpods of the sweet peas dry out thoroughly then open up and separate the seeds from the detritus, store in an envelope with their name on in a dry place in the house.  The rain has stopped at last but the garden is soaked so will not venture out till the afternoon.  Looking forward to seeing your new purchases.  The sales are great at this time of year.  i find I am getting great big plants for about a pound each.  This week i am expecting delivery of three yellow scabious (Cephalaria gigantea), three Anamanthele lessoniana(pheasants grass), three Crocosmia "George Davidson" and five electric blue pentstemons.  I have also ordered leek plants and winter veg plants as I missed sowing those I have been so busy.  Freezing the plums I picked in yesterday now/

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 08:42

Oh such a wet dark morning.  Bank holiday Monday is a wash-out,  The kitchen patio has turned into a duckpond and we have heavy steady rain.  I can see me sorting out all my freebie seed packets today and trying to make a start on the conservatory to get it ready for the tender occupants coming in in October.  The forecast is not very good for the rest of the week with cold nights.  I do hope the weather improves for Sept 19th when we have the Bristol Group of the Alpine Gardening Society Annual Conference.  This year we have Jim Almond giving a talk called "Sowing, Growing and Showing"; Diane Clement on "Hepaticas a growing obsession", Christine Skelmersdale on "Creative Gardening with bulbs" and "Steppes in the Snowmelt" by Bob and Rannveig Wallis.  Next weekend too needs good weather for the Bee Festival at the Bristol Botanic Garden.  I hope many of you saw James Wong in the Bristol Zoo Gardens last Friday on Gardeners World.  I know those gardens well as the RHS used to have lectures there and I took my children and grandchildren there often.  The gardens are superb.

BBC -entertainment or education?

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 17:40

The best way to get information about plants and the most entertaining is to go on  a tour of a botanic garden like the Bristol University one with a volunteer guide or the Curator or one of the horticultural staff and do not be shy about asking questions that bother you. Next weekend is the Bee weekend in Bristol and all sorts will be going on including talks about bees.  I like just to amble round reading the excellent information boards and finding the plants they mention with my camera which is an extra eye really.It is open 10 till 4,30 and has refreshments so you can amuse yourself  for hours.  There is a Ritz of a bug hotel too to take home pics of insects to look up.  Tv could never compete with that for entertainment.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 08:44

I hope you find something nice to grow in the garden centre flumpy.  I know I get great pleasure from trying somethng it will be a case of weeding and planting when I can  I hope you are fit and well again Pat and are able to get out in your spring garden.  The weather has changed again in Bristol.  I am typing this wearing  cardigan on top of my Tshirt.  We had some rain through the night and more is forecast with top temp. at 3pm of 16 degrees.  Not at all like the sunny days we have been having recently.  But it is Sunday and Bank Holiday so visitors may arrive so baking and tidying the house are on the cards.  I have defrosted a large chicken to roast.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 21:52

My gazanias are so brilliant now and the white chrysanthemum


is opening its buds.


I'd like to share my pictures with you all

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 14:37

Beautiful close-ups flumpy.  Keep them coming.  How are your sweet peas?

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