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2014

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 11:25

Five fine days forecast for Bristol so hoping to get started on planting my thousands of bulbs.  One of the neighbours is picking the blackberries and fallen apples to make jelly so that is a great help.  The scaffolding is going up next tuesday on the roofers are coming on Wednesday.  I will start taking in the tender perennials one or two at a time now into the conservatory so they will be all safely housed by the time the frost comes.  Eight exhausted tomato plants now out of their pots and i am still bringing in a bowlful of ripe ones every morning.  I gave a neighbour my bean picking this morning of 12oz - i have to weigh them to get the yield for Mr. Fothergills trials.  The freezer is almost full.  Busy time of year.  I do have a day out on a garden visit trip on the 14th.  it will be super to relax in the coach.

2014

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 22:12

Rudbeckias from a pkt of seed, flumpy1.  Sorry about the repeat pictures.  my laptop was playing up and switched off and i thought the pics were lost so repeated some.  I hate food to be wasted so what I cannot eat or preserve in some way I give away.  I have to start tackling the apples next.

2014

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 15:37

Still lots of lovely colour in the flower garden.

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2014

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 14:36

The garden is still full of colour.

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2014

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 12:15

My friends the birds told me this morning it was time to harvest my conference pears so i did and took some to two of my neighbours who are now up my garden picking plums to make jam as my freezer is almost full and i still have a huge crop of runner beans to see to.

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2014

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 09:28

Flumy 1, if I were you I would take off the yellow leaves and replant my kale plants in the flower border.  They would then get some food when you fed the flowers and water if need be.  You should be eating it now.  Many big estates do this and it does look good with the dark green leaves.  If not new compost in a bigger pot might do it for you.  I have seen good kale grown in a big planter.

2014

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 19:11

Lovely chrysanthemums, Flumpy.  Your border is looking good.  We had some more rain in the afternoon but it looks like summer is on its way back next week.

Talkback: Trees for wildlife

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 14:12
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 never flowered before did.

2014

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 13:54

Bucketed down just after noon so think I will not risk getting soaked up the garden but go and do some long needed shopping.  I did get two tomato plants out of their pots and squeezed into the green wheeliebin which gets emptied tomorrow morning.  It is going to be windy tonight so that is four less pots to right tomorrow morning.   I will pick in all my ripe peppers as they might get blown off and scattered round the drive.for the foxes to pinch.

2014

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 08:34

Garden wet again this morning but bright now and forecast is for the rain to reach Bristol in te afternoon so I will try and get as much done as i can in the morning.  Some of the tomato plants are finished cropping so i will empty their pots two each day now till i have worked my way through the hundred or so.  I am eating so many cherry tomatoes I fancy my oink cheeks are beginning to resemble them.

Discussions started by happymarion

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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