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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 11:17
The music is from Senegal Flumpy so quite new to me - very interesting to see what instruments are used. Just before my eightieth birthday I found I could no longer do simple things with my left hand fingers like tying my shoelaces, cutting my right fingernails etc because the small finger and the one next to it could open but not close - i had to use my other hand to close them. The receptionist at the doctor's sent me to A&E wher the nurse showed me which nerve was not responding and sent me to another hospital which does plastic surgery. Within six weeks i was in day surgery having plastic surgery on my elbow. When i woke up the surgeon told me with a very satisfied smile that she had found the aberrant muscle and moved it to where it should be and they thought i must have been born with it but it only caused bother when I got elderly for some reason they could not fathom. anyway it was a great success, Nearly 87 now and no trouble there and the day after my op I was in the cinema in the afternoon with my sons seeing the latest film I wanted to see., sporting my hospital sling to keep my elbow from being jostled. I felt a bit like Indiana Jones whom I had gone to see - and he married his Marion in that film!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 09:16
Yes I am so have switched to basic editor for now. may be we will have to wait till Monday to be able to post pictures again. Cloudy in Bristol this morning . Do hope it does not rain as I am going to "Music in the Park" in a Clifton Mall this afternoon then on to visit my friend who had his op yesterday. He said he would let me know if he did not feel up to a visit . As he had a general anaesthetic he is probably still asleep. I know I was the day after I had my plastic surgery on my elbow. Joe Swift was helping out in a Bristol street in the Bristol in Bloom competition on GW last night. So pretty. I do hope all the entrants have been growing bee and butterfly friendly plants for Bristol's Year as Green Capital of Europe.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 19:43

Lovely photos BizzieB.  Some of the heucheras make huge plants do they not?  And so easy to split them up for more.  That is a splendid sweet pea.  I hope it is scented too.  We are going to have a day similar to today which was fine and dry and 19degrees, tomorrow, but much warmer on Sunday.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 12:39

One of my FB friends lives in Lydd and even the buses are all screwed up because of the gridlock down there.  It could not have happened at a worse time with the schoolchildren on holiday.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 10:26

Summer has returned in Bristol too.  Not quite as warm as before , 18degrees but just right for gardening.  No rain forecast in the next few days either, so people at work all week will have a nice weekend.  Traffic on the M5 to the seaside will be nonstop as the school children are on holiday.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 09:01

That's often happening Flumpy - they right themselves when you enlarge.  Nice close-ups and your sweet peas have covered the fence!  Well done. My Sunchoc tomatoes I am trialling for Mr. Fothergill are indeed chocolate brown.  The yellow ones are Sunlem and the red ones The Red Bodyguard (full of antioxidants so very good for you) - all new this year.  They are all cherry tomatoes so good as sweets  I have plum tomatoes and Heinz tomatoes (Freebie seeds from Heinz) which are large tomatoes and starting to ripen now.  Twenty years ago My first tomatoes would not be ripe till August 4th but climate change has made a difference.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 13:52

My friend sent me a picture of his sunflower called "Italian White" and his Lilium henrii.  And I found some good companions in my garden.







My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 08:44

I expect you and your visitors will have lots of news to catch up with to keep you awake,Pat.It is another brilliant day in Bristol, calm, dry and sunny , temperature17 which is just right for gardening in.  I should finish weeding my Jubiee border today and get started on the butterfly garden.  I did look up podolepsis and find it is endemic to all of Australia which means we may have some species in our yet tobe created Western Australian garden at the Botanic Garden - probably Podolepsis canescens which is rare - the copper wire daisy.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 16:46

Sorry Gertie Grass - picture 8 has another yellow flower of course - hemerocallis usually known as day lilies!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 16:44

Pat just enjoy your visitors!  Gertie Grass the yellow flowers are Inula hookeri which is a terrific plant for a wildlife garden like mine.  The bumblebees and butterflies love  it.  I saw it once a few years ago in the Bristol Botanic Garden absolutely covered in Painted Lady butterflies so jumped at the chance to have if for my butterfly garden when the head gardener was offering a big pot with one in.  It is related to our wild elecampane which i have in my spinney.

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