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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 08:45

The sky is darkening and the wind is picking up so I expect the rain is on its way as predicted.  Warm though.  The tomatoes in the conservatory need attention.  Some butterflies have taken up residence in there.  I will have a run, well a jog up the garden to see all is secure before the storm.

Favourite gardening activity

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 11:08

Taking my camera out to photograph the fruits of my labour in the past 51 years

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 10:09

Oh such a delight up my garden this morning - lots of strawberries ripe so ice-cream and strawberries when it is hot this afternoon.  My white hebes are beginning to flower and my Deutzia magica I bought last year is covered in its lovely pink blossom which is just opening.  Butterflies everywhere and oh the lovely perfumes from my roses and peonies and philadephus and  a few pinks now opening.  Who cares that the pollen is very high and I sneezed myself all the way round and all over my camera too!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 08:34

Warm today as 23 degrees promised by lunchtime from the weathermen so may have to do all the hard work in the morning today.  We also have a yellow warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms for tomorrow so must put out all my old washing up bowls and buckets to collect rainwater which I tidied away to the back of the garage for my open day.  Precious stuff rainwater.It is still cloudy at the moment so may get some good pics before the sun breaks through and it is too bright.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 09:09

Warmer again today with 17 degrees promised for the afternoon. and no rain.   I have started pulling out the forget me nots that have gone to seed and the seeds are flying everywhere so should have a fine show later in the year when they flower again.  Next for the spreading treatment will be the quaking grass.  These are the fun parts of a wild garden.  Loads of foxgloves already showing for next year's flowers.  A lot of them are congested so will thin them out and put the thinnings in the fernery.  Aquilegias spread themselves without any help from me.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 14:47

It became a bit chilly and windy this afternoon but my roses did not seem to mind and i even spotted a pelargonium which has ambitions to be a viola.




My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 10:50

I will try to put it on, Clarice.

 It does right itself if you click on the picture.  Good colour comp;ements. Clarice.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 08:57

Another brilliant day so gardening here i come though where I will put all the nettles today is a quandary as the green wheeliebin is full up.  I may chop offf the roots and stuff the three plastic composters in the potager.  There will be more strawberries ready to go on my cereal which makes me feel the hard work is all worth it.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 12:49

My 60 odd year old kitchen scales gave up the ghost recently so i treated myself to a new electronic kitchen scale from M&S sale and found when it arrived I not only had added to my wise old owl collection but had a new kitchen clock too which is much easier to read than the one on my cooker.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 11:08

In my front garden the pyracantha is covered in bees and my phygelius has started to flow



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My Bristol Garden in 2015

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