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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 08:41

Hello GWRS.  Good to know you are still around.  Cloudy again in Bristol and we had some rain through the night.  There is about a cm. worth in the containers I put out.  Every little helps.  I will water and feed the tomatoes in the conservatory this morning.  Five kinds all giving good crops, including the Red Bodyguard one for Mr. Fothergills trials.  I like the name showing how beneficial for health red vegetables can be .Perhaps beetroot and chard should be similarly named.  And collections could be marketed as Keep-Fit collections!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 21:27

Simba is just like one of the cats from next door called Wally who does the same and is all black.  Your parents' garden is lovely and I bet the wildlife loves the pond.  Do they grow their own food?  If so you may have to harvest some while they are away.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 17:52

Our rain has petered out flumpy but did the garden good while it lasted and may get some more tonight.  My new potatoes were delicious at lunchtime and looks like a good main crop as well so we must have had enough rain at least for a good potato crop as I have not watered any of them.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 11:30

Pat lives near a ski resort, flumpy, so I imagine there were lots of winter sports in the past but not so many now she is 75!  We have steady rain in Bristol now so i have a duck pond forming outside the kitchen  - something I have not had for some time.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 09:08

Ha, Epacris longiflora is also known as fuchsia heath and the cigarette flower and has been in cultivation since 1803!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 09:02

i grow ipheion uniflorum in the garden and the clumps are getting bigger each year.  I must look up that epacris flower which looks very pretty.  Your big skies remind me of Canada but not the colour of your terrain.  Eucalyptus is a much bluer green than fir trees and kangaroos much lighter in colour than moose!  Neither have the freshness of the English countryside but then neither do they have the density of population so do not suffer as much pollution.  It is low today so will be comfortable for  me to get on with more pruning.  My neighbour's gardener has just trimmed their side of the long lonicera hedge which borders my drive on their side of the small wall, for the first time in many years so I am grateful for that though he did use a noisy electric trimmer and I will do my side by hand.  He scalps the grass much too short for the wild flowers too which makes me grateful I cannot afford a gardener even if I was willing to delegate some of the joy I get from gardening to someone else.  A splendid big peacock butterfly came into the conservatory last evening and has spent the night there.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 21:07

Forecast is for rain tonight and tomorrow morning for Bristol but brighter in the afternoon so should get some gardening done.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 17:33

What a lovely backdrop to your parents' garden, flumpy.  Too dark to make out your Mum though the washing stands out nicely!   Will finish the sticky job tomorrow.  we may have some rain tonight which would help.  my strawberries are nearly over - at least the main big ones.  "Buddy" is a smaller strawberry but keeps on producing till October.  Soon be picking Worcester Pearmain apples.  What a huge crop this year!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 16:41

I did give in and watch the Ladies Singles final at Wimbledon after working hard in the garden.  I have started to tackle the bottom growth on the lime tree that encroaches from next door onto my front drive.  It is a horrible sticky, dirty job as the leaves are all covered in sticky aphids, but has to be done else they will all fall down onto the drive in the autumn and also sully any vehicle which comes up the drive.  There was a gentle breeze which helped to keep me cool physically but I cannot say the same of my mental state.  Horrid job.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 08:58

I have been out in the cool of the morning and nearly filled the green wheeliebin with prunings.  Best time to work for me to work really as pollution from traffic on the M5 is less.  The rain came to very little last night and a fine warm day forecast.  Like Monty I have potatoes needing harvested.  My mouth is watering at the very thought.

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