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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 12:46

You too Snow.  I have whacked myself this morning in the sunshine so ready for some lunch.  GG I am eagerly waiting to see what transpires from the city council.  There is to be a statement on line sometime today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 08:50

Bright, sunny and dry weather forecast for Bristol for today although a little cool.  My friends "frolic" as he calls it of "Indian chief" nasturtiums


  are enough to male you feel warmer.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 08:38

I too like grevilleas since I saw them in the Botanic Garden,Pat.  Floweritr that flower is Haemanthus albiflos, commonly known as the Shaving Brush plant.  Not hardy  as it is from South Africa but easy to grow if you remember to take it under cover in the winter.   There is a red flowered one as well.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 13:16

Nearly the middle of October and still the summer flowers are vying with the autumn ones for attention.  brilliant colours today.













My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 08:52

Another dry day in Bristol so more gardening this morning.  Forecast is for colder from tomorrow so may put the greenhouse heater into the conservatory at the end of the week if below four degrees is forecast.  It has a thermostat which switches the heat on when it falls that low, then off again when it reaches about 6 so no energy is wasted.  

Achillea Moonshine

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 15:41

We would cut them down to two inches for the winter at the Botanic Garden, then give a good mulch round the base of the plant - if I remember rightly with well rotted leaf mould.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 14:50

The City Council say in their letter they will be in touch soon.  I believe there is a buyer for the company on the horizon.  It will all take time however and there are 1,300 homes with unfinished work just as the cold weather is approaching.  Those poor people will not remember Bristol's year as Green capital of Europe very fondly. Luckily they had not even started mine. 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 13:41

A letter from Bristol city Council has just come in the post telling me that Climate Energy, the firm which delivers the Warm up Bristol scheme has gone into administration.  They were the people who were to fit my new boiler and external wall installation for my bungalow.  The council say they will be in touch personally as soon as possible.  I saw it on Points West the other day and the Mayor saying how shocked and saddened he was by the news.  Luckily they had not started on the work here so I am not living in a bomb site but the cold weather will soon be upon us.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 09:37

Another fine day forecast for gardening.  So glad this fine weather has lasted till the weekend for those who have to be at work all week, especially now the nights are closing in.  I have visitors tomorrow so will have to pop along to the shops but the rest of the day I will be working in my spinney to the backdrop of the cooing doves.  They were so soothing yesterday as i extricated my hair continually from grasping  brambles some of which were over ten metres long.  I will get there eventually.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 20:09

You are very welcome,flowers in the rain.  Do get yourself some gazanias.  They are a delight for at least ten months of the year!.  Never stop making more and more buds and no two plants seem to have the same colours of flowers.  And now quite hardy too whereas they used to be a florist flower from the hothouse.

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