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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 10:58

Heinz tomatoes and Cherry Belle pricked out and spent compost taken up to the bog garden which is a good place to put it as all the plants in there want is lots of rain.  I wheeled it up in the new wheelbarrow as even a large old washing up bowl full of compost is a struggle for me to carry far without getting breathless.  No bother at all with the wheelbarrow.  Found some more sprouted potatoes from last year's crop in the back of the garage so will get them planted up.    After a cup of coffee.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 09:12

Another good gardening day although a little chilly.More seedlings needing pricked out and wheeliebin to fill up ready for emptying tomorrow.  Must pick and freeze some rhubarb too.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 20:10

Back in winter clothes because the wind was so icy despite the brilliant sunshine, flumpy.  Better tomorrow methinks but frost is forecast for Thursday night.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 13:55

With great difficulty because of the bright sun casting shadows i photographed the koi carp in the pools at the garden up the road which had a fete for charity.  Easier to photograph the plants!


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 08:43

Quite a puddle outside the kitchen door this morning but it is forecast for the rain to clear away to the east this morning and it is looking brighter already which is good as I have a garden party to go to this afternoon for two charities.  Still feels cold but have not been as unfortunate as my daughterin Ballymena who has lost all her tomato plants to frost.  We will all have to look out on Thursday night as frost is forecastfor the whole country then.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 13:19

Bristol Tool Co. got my replacement bolt (to replace the one with a dodgy thread) for my wheelbarrow in the post this morning so have been enjoying myself trundling up and down my paths with heavy pots .  My scented geranium is smelling terrific now as I take off its withered leaves ready to put it out in the garden after threat of frost gone.  The cosmos seeds I sowed on Saturday are up and very good germination percentage.  All things growing apace despite the cold.  Lovely sunshine today.



The history of the land we call our garden.

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 11:21

My bungalow was built in 1928 on a farmer's field which was called the spring field so the name of the bungalow is "Springfield"  So far I have not found a perhaps it is named after the season.  I do have loads of spring flowers.  My boys used to dig up bones, mostly fox or cat which they gave dinosaur- like names to. and displayed in their "Museum".

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 08:54

I will need that coat on again today as still chilly though sunny and dry.  It is warmer working outside than staying in the house however.  My hands are so cold typing this even with a mug of tea beside me  Nights are going to be warmer for the rest of the week so perhaps the threat of frost is receding.  My friend sent me emails of his salsify which closes up at noon and his yellow tulips with the wrong label which were supposed to be red.  They are lovely but spoiled his colour scheme of purple and red this year.




My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 22:07

It was only 2degrees but did not see any frost.  I am afraid the weather is going downhill for a bit.  It was quite cold working out in the garden today despite the sunshine so I wore my gardening coat.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 13:52

Oh my goodness you must have been really tired to fall asleep at Poldark!  I know I may be unusual in that I watch is so critically, shouting at the TV when the cameraman shows a Naturalised plant that I know had not reached Cornwall in those days, but it was almost like a melodrama last night!  Had a good lunch so now going out to fill my daily basket of weeds for the green wheeliebin. 

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