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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 21:11

Happy anniversary to you both.  Love to see a pic of your new chrysanthemum,flumpy.  I have nearly finished cleaning out the conservatory - my goodness there were lots of spiders with their webs.  It has been a nice day today but next week does not have a good press weatherwise.

Will my white hydrangea stay white?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 11:07

Here is a picture of my white hydrangea which gives a pure white show throughout the summer then heralds autumn by turning a delightful pale oink.which it is in the processing of doing now.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 10:56

Up the garden in the sunshine after the rain as everything is sparkling.  Just what my spring bedding plugs I potted up yesterday needed.  they should be good well grown plants in six weeks time when i will be planting them out.















My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 09:04

We saw pictures of several geraniums and saxifrages but what were everywhere it seemed were violas - purple and yellow, Pat.  Masses and masses of them.  France has well over 4000 species of indigenous flowers whereas the UK has only about 1500 because the ice age almost covered it with ice killing all but the hardiest.  We often have talks about the alpines in the Dolomites and very often the Himalayas.  Next Saturday, among the four talks at the AGS Conference we have one on Hepaticas and one on the Russian steppes.  A lot of the bulbs we are having a talk on will come from the Pyranese and Eastern Turkey.  We saw Narcissus pseudonarcissus by the fieldfull last night in the Massif as well as Narcissus poeticus.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 21:49

Yes we all have been busy making the most of the last glorious week.  Tonight at the Alpine Garden Society meeting the buzz was what strides everyone has made this week.  We had a lovely talk with beautiful pictures about the Massif central in southern France and saw lots of the flowers we grow in our gardens growing in the wild.  But the raindrops were getting bigger as we came home so the garden will get watered tonight..  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 15:19

I gave up after 100 plug plants potted on and cleaned the house for my supper guest.  It is not forecast to be all wet and windy tomorrow.  brighter spells are included!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 12:59

27 new plants from secret gardening Co all labelled at last.  Now to tackle the 270 spring bedding plugs which desperately need potting on.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 09:22

HAha, Pat.  You and I are exact opposites at the moment - you pushing things out into the garden while I am pulling them into the conservatory.  Great way to enjoy gardening all year round.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 08:53

Another lovely day but rain forecast for tonight.  I must get the rest of my new plants potted up and search for used labels I can re-use.  I have a guest for supper so need to go to the shops which I will do first.  The garden will be glad of the rainwater.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 21:19

Yes, ladies , amazing weather, still on for tomorrow and then a change to cooler and wetter.  But in the meantime I have been working as hard as I am able.  27 lovely plants arrived today by courier from the Secret Gardening Co.  Such good plants and such sensible environmentally friendly packing.  I am so glad to have found this company in Bristol's Green Capital of Europe Year..  Three each of nine varieties.  Even their plug plants are huge.  Also 80 of my 270 plugs of spring bedding plants arrived from Suttons.  Perfect plugs all ready to be potted on which I did. Took pictures of the Secret Gardening Co. plants after I unpacked them.  Will photograph them again after I have them all labelled tomorrow.




 My new Phlomis plants on the left waiting for me to label them.

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