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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.

2014

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 22:12

Fairly dry eoday in Bristol - just a few drizzly episodes.  Forecast is for summer to return next week.  My roof repairs are scheduled for Sept.2nd so i hope so.  My friend calls my photographic attempts and my writings my gardening journalism.  Sometimes I get lucky with them and win garden vouchers from gardening magazines.

2014

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 14:03

This is what I collected from a third of one of my eight raised beds in ten minutes of harvesting.

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2014

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 10:01

I picked another half pound of runner beans this morning after denuding the plants yesterday so looks like it is daily pickings from now till the frost.  Supper tonight will be sauteed potatoes, runner beans, tomato omelette and only the eggs will be shop bought.  When the children were young we had chickens and I think the fecundity of the soil in my garden is partly due to their droppings.  

2014

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 08:31

Oh what a glorious morning after such a dull day yesterday.  The sun really is the enticer to get out and get working.  The garden no doubt will be very wet still in among the plums and blackberries but the potato harvest should be possible in the raised beds in an hour or two as they drain quickly.  The annuals I sowed late in Mr. Fothergill's trials for the Nation of Gardeners project are flowering well now.and the broad beans have flowers on.  Summer is still out there.

2014

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 13:54

Yes, Fruitcake, the plum harvest is huge this year.  The rain stopped for a little so i went up to bring in today's harvest from the garden and took some pics.

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2014

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 11:31

It stopped raining for a minute or two si now have salad container in fridge full of runner beans, lots of tomatoes and peppers oicked but it started to rain again before I got to the plums.  I ate a handful of luscious blackberries which have loved the rain.

2014

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 09:55

Still we have rain.  There is a duckpond in the kitchen patio which i will have to wade through when i stops to pick plums, beans, tomatoes and peppers. The contorted hazel in the slate scree has suddenly shot out loads of straight shoots as it likes a lot of rain so that will be one wet pruning job.  Forecast is for drier weather from eleven and a dry day tomorrow before the next batch of wet weather so it will be necessary to take advantage of the clear spells however wet the foliage is.

2014

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 08:32

Lovely heuchera, Bizzie B.  Do you have to water your blue hydrangea with sequestrene to keep it blue or do you have a patch of acid soil ?  I have several corners in my garden which is mainly Bristol clay and quite alkaline. mostly under trees where I can successfully grow azaleas and rhododendrons as the soil is mildly acidic.

2014

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 19:06

The pink flower is a Japanese anemone, flumpy1.  It is its season now - late summer and autumn with the Michaelmas daisies.  

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