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2014

Posted: Yesterday at 21:55

That blue one is a big agapanthus, flumpyi.  i have white ones too which are smaller..

2014

Posted: Yesterday at 20:02

Some pics from my golden jubilee garden on a golden day.

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2014

Posted: Yesterday at 10:53

Another scorcher of a day.  tomato avenue and sweet pea alley all watered before it got too hot.  The godetias i potted up yesterday are  standing up fine, all fifteen pots so my conservatory should be a picture in the autumn and winter.  Today i will plant my Xmas potatoes in their planter and stand it near the water butt in case this drought continues all through to September.

2014

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:20

I potted on my godetias for autumn and winter in my conservatory today.  Yes, seeds are germinating in a day or two now.  Fruitcake i am judging at the Aug. 17th Flower show.This should be after the judging of Bristol in bloom i hope but the Henbury Show comes before that.  Picked up yellow lime leaves that had fallen twice in the drive today and watered in two sessions.  It does not look like freshening up for days yet so must resign myself to it.

2014

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 10:19

Early in the morning and late in the evening are the best time of the day for heavy gardening work at the moment.  Plum tomatoes usually give a good crop in a warm summer like we have this year.  I usually am without fresh tomatoes in March, april. May and June but have loads in the freezer for then.  End of Feb. usually sees me taking the last of the fresh tomatoes, quite red which were put in the drawer quite green, out to have in my salad or on a sandwich.  My so called "Cream Sausage" tomato is a yellow elungated plum and quite delicious.

2014

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 08:43

Flumpy1, tomatoes are such fun.  you can grow tiny berries in great quantities in hanging baskets to huge beef tomatoes on large plants.  The crops are very early this year.  Another beautiful day in Bristol.  I have picked up the fallen leaves from the drive already.  They are yellow lime leaves which make it look as if autumn is arriving but it is the drought that has caused them to yellow prematurely.  A big watering session now.

2014

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 20:11

Very big crop from the black cherry tomato. Linda.  And they do taste good.

2014

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 13:58

The variety in my tomatoes is very picturesque!  More pics from my jubilee garden.

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2014

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 10:33

Another very warm day  but thunderstorms forecast for Thursday so will just water pots that are desperate till then.  The sweet corn is still standing up proudly and the new broad beans.  Have got nearly all the bedding plants out in the front garden or their pots now.  The plums are beginning to colour and the Conference pears are elongating.  No doubt the storms will bring down a few more apples but I have a glut again.  If the sun is not too bright may take some pictures.

2014

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 22:10

I had my first "sunrise tomato" with my supper tonight - a big yellow tomato, think "Sungold" writ large  it was scrumptious but "Sweetheart" strawberries are too.  I did enjoy having loads of baby broad beans to eat in their pods for the first month!

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