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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 15:27

Whacked now and it did not rain on me.  So I took some pictures.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 11:05

My freesias are stilling wowing my olefactory nerves.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 09:58

It is amazing what you can do in an hour.  I did the Chelsea Chop on my phygelius and now I can see the mopheads on my rhododendron from the kitchen door.  When it has finished flowering i wi have lot of flowers on the phygelius in front of it.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 08:39

Dry and warm this morning but yellow warning for heavy rain, hail and thunder in the afternoon so I will drop everything this morning to get some of my jobs done.  One of my visitors on Wednesday brought me an African violet which I have put in the bathroom on the windowsill.  It looks very healthy and happy there.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 22:07

Hullo GWRS.  We had a few showers in Bristol today and a heavy downpour this evening so the garden is now well watered.  i have started in the front garden, planting out pelargoniums by the dozen.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 16:58

My friend calls his Love in the Mist his Passion in the Fog.  He sent me three snaps of it today.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 08:33

I am sure you got lots of inspiration from Chelsea Liriodendron as I did just from watching the TV coverage.  We have had rain through the night so the garden is once again very wet.  forecast says may be thunderstorms as it is so warm so i will confine myself in the dry intervals to working near the house.  The front garden is calling me.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 13:33

My latest order from the Secret Gardening Club has just been delivered and as usual had me saying oh how lovely.  The three Semoervivum Spring Beauty were bursting out of their pots with offspring soi took ten cuttings at once.  The Armeria maritima Rubrifolia really has red leaves and two red flowers coming. and the Scabious Japonica var, alpina Pink Diamonds is a lovely alpine in flower..They are all having a drink now.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 12:26

Lots of jobs done so went snapping.  My new primula chungensis is starting to flower.  It is yellow.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 10:26

Joyce I imagine it would start week 1 with twelve competitors who would have three challenges to do, depending on the season.  The one who scored least points would leave and one person would be the star gardener for that week.Week two would have three different challenges and so on till only three finalists were left.  In the final they could be challenged to design and plant up a small garden for Chelsea and judged by the RHS standards.  The challenges could range from weeding , pruning, designing, propagating, all the things we have to do every day.  As for resting I was told at the age of three i had to take responsibility for my little brother who had learning difficulties and got out of bed every morning ready for my "Job".  This has never left me.  Those that know me well are used to it.  i remember when my parents visited once when I had just had my sixth baby in nine years and my mother asking my husband if I ever sat down.  He just answered simply "No".  I just laughed at her question as I had three extra people to feed for their fortnight's holiday!  A bit like you suggesting I go in for a gardening Bake-off program when I am stretched to the limit with a huge garden and house to care for and share with friends and family.

Discussions started by happymarion

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

About my efforts to entice pollinators with scent to my Garden in Bristol. 
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Trouble posting pictures.

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new series

A quite different approach to making over a neglected garden. 
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My Bristol Garden in 2015

about how I am trying my best to be ecologically friendly in Bristol's year as Green Capital of Europe. 
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Talkback: Using nettles in the kitchen

I too am a nettle lover, Kate. Nettle tea is delicious. You can buy the dried variety if you do not have your own source. 
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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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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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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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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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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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clematis in need of identification

an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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Autumn colour

Celebrating the warm colours of autumn 
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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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Painting what you've grown

Letting other people see what can be done to immortalise your plants. 
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