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My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 10:45

Many flowers felled in inclement weather but berries on shrubs and trees are looking glorious.  Still raining out there.  

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 11:41

Fine TY GWRS!  Not been gardening weather lately though my sons have braved the weather to do some pruning so now i have the task of getting rid!  Bristol City Council have (to save money) just reduced emptying the green bin to once a fortnight but kept the price the same!  I must try pushing down the compost a bit tighter or removing some from the bottom to use as mulch.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 10:12

Sun is out and garden looks very inviting.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 08:25

Picked the last of the blackcurrants yesterday and dug up more early potatoes.  still more broad beans needing eaten.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 12/07/2017 at 08:50

Back to realty today after seeing a weird play (Sense of Place) last night. Garden a bit wet but it is fine and dry now and not too warm.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 10/07/2017 at 09:00

Still no rain here but three of my sons came on Saturday and did a massive pruning job!  i now have the task of getting rid of the debris.  They uncovered my yukka so I could see  it flowering.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 19:29

Too hot to go outside again so watched the tennis.  I did take some photos before it got too hot.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 19:33

27 degrees outside today so too hot for me to garden but while i watched tennis my next door neighbours  manicured the hedge along my long driveway and swept the whole drive so I came out to a very spruce looking front garden.  One of those days when I fee like a very pampered old lady.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 17:37

Splendid gardening weather today - wall to wall blue sky with brilliant sunshine all day.  Garden full of flowers and fruit.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 16:34

Beautiful sunny afternoon so I picked in my blackcurrants and dug up more of my early potato crop.  Huge apple and pear crop but have not been up to check on my plums yet.

Discussions started by happymarion

Casualties of the weather

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My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

My thread seems to have disappeared so starting a new one to continue the saga. 
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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

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Trouble posting pictures.

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new series

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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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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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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

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clematis in need of identification

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