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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 09:13

Lovely sunny morning in Bristol and we only had a sprinkling of rain yesterday after having a Yellow warning for heavy rain from the Met. Office.  It was noticeably colder when I got up this morning though so will step up my efforts to get in the more tender plants. just in case frost threatens.  I find even moving some a few metres nearer the warmth of the house walls helps.  Anyway I will try to get another 25 into the conservatory today to join the 25 already happily accommodated.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 22:18

I hope you have a good night's sleep, Pat.  My friend was afraid the stormy weather would damage his salvias so he picked in the flowers.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 12:36

New plants have arrived and been potted up and labelled.  The liriope in the front has a flower bud so it will be my pollution-busting house plant.




My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 11:06

Look carefully and you can see my image as I take the picture - well I did clean the windows last week!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 10:46

Second windowsill in my conservatory now full up - only three more to go including the very long one.  Then I start on the floor and the table!


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 10:04

Expecting my next delivery of 9 perennial plants from the Secret Gardening Club between 11.22 and 12.22 this morning!  Such wonderful delivery service from DPD. I do hope they get here in the dry.  My first windowsill in my clean conservatory is now full up for the winter.  Lots more to come in.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 09:15

Me too GWRS.  The autumn colours are so cheerful and warming.  Michaelmas daisies are opening their buds now.  And I have never seen such a crop of apples, pears and blackberries.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 08:36

Allotment sites seem to bring out the worst in some people.  So dispiriting GWRS when you all work so hard.  Our weather is fine this morning but heavy rain forecast for noon onwards and it does feel cold.  Top temp. forecast is 14 degrees.  I think I shall be bringing in more tender plants this morning.  My tibouchina has buds on so I want to rescue that especially.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 16:43

It stayed dry so first eleven pots of tender plants have gone into my clean conservatory and the roof vent closed for the autumn and winter though I kept the door open all day for ventilation.  Emptied lots of rainwater from trays and pots so no watering will be needed for a while. Just going up to the potager for some herbs needed for supper and then a hot cup of coffee and relax after my labours.  Forecast for tomorrow includes yellow warning of heavy rain.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 08:33

Aha, first time that has happened, Pat.  The daffs were the right way up but flipped over when I clicked on them!.  That bowl of spring flowers is so encouraging now bulb planting season is on us with all the backache that can cause.  I always have a good warmup session before I venture out in september especially if it is windy.  Today is still dull and has been raining through the night but we are promised some dry bright spells as well so emptying pots soon I hope.

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