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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 08:58

What to do with the na


sturtiums needing tidied in the garden - my friend is making the most of his.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 08:28

Oh that must have been scary in the dark and the fog,flumpy.  I think today should be a bit better fogwise though we were lucky in my part of Bristol.  There is a change in the weather coming so the fog menace should go soon.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 12:44

I emailed the Secret Gardening Club to enquire about my plants that were supposed to have been shipped last Monday and had it confirmed that it was my asters I had ordered which are still in the ground that was holding up my delivery,  They apologised for the confusion and said my plants would be with me soon.  Big sigh of relief.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 08:37

Lovely pictures flumpy.  Yes, Bristol has been having sunbathing weather in November and another warm day forecast.  But looking over the fields into Gloucestershire i can see fog and the garden is very damp.  May be just heavy dew or we had some rain last night. I hope to get some more bramble clearing done today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 20:14

You are steaming right ahead with the allotment GWRS!  It was amazingly warm in Bristol today and their were neighbours galore sunbathing!  We are not far from the Welsh spot which had the record November temperature of over 22 degrees.  I got a lot done and the green wheeliebin is full again.  Yes sunflowers have been super this year.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 08:53

Another bright sunny day in Bristol, not at all what is expected in November.  14 degrees forecast and dry and sunny all day.  I believe lots of the country has fogso we are very lucky indeed.  More work on the perfume garden today.  I started clearing the undergrowth from round the edges of the two sides that abutt the spinney.  The other two sides have a chippings path which is fairly easy to keep weed free but the brambles, nettles and bindweed are encroaching from the spinney.  Deep breath!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 15:18

Oh what a glorious day.  It is a long time since I sweated so much.  Must be very warm.  The eucalyptus bark is peeling beautifully and the silver birch looks lovely in the autumn sunshine but lots of plants still think it is summer or next summer perhaps in the case of the hebe.

Oh by the way Fruitcake is planning on visiting me on Nov.9th when she has a day off.  she has had a bad time with a virus infection which has taken a lot out of her so I hope the sun shines that day.   

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 08:28

TY flowers in the rain.  It did lift my spirits just wandering round with my camera.  Better weather today so plan on planting out some of my winter bedding.  The violas are flowering well now.  Also would like to get some of the perfume garden planted up.  There will no doubt be lots of Bramley fallers to pick up too.  It is warm already in Bristol and set to get warmer in the afternoon.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 15:34

Too wet to step on my soil in case I damaged the structure so just took pics from the paths and in the conservatory to help alleviate my withdrawal symptoms.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 09:41

Born and bred in Alloa. Snow - six miles from Stirling.  Arrived in Bristol the weekend of the Queen's Coronation (1953) via St. Andrews and Pittsburgh Universities, Hull for first job and then to Bristol for next one.  I still have a broad Scots accent though especially on the telephone people tell me.  Glad you enjoyed your trips to Scotland.  I used to love Edinburgh - shopping as a teenager with the money from my school holiday jobs!  I always went to see the Floral Clock in Princes Street.  

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