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what's looking good ?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 15:53

Just opening their buds now Hibiscus - gorgeous.  And of course all the Michaelmas daisies.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 15:44

I took my umbrella just in case as I needed stamps and to order compost for my spring bulbs and of course the new flowers for Bank Holiday weekend had just come in to the florists so I came home with a gentian called "Diana" and  a pink bouvardia which is supposed to be the plant you give people with a zesr for life!  I certainly have that so gave myself one.  Here they both are.  Bouvardias can live for ten years



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 10:54

 Oh TY for the tip. Lyn.  Those two cleomes were raised from seed by my friend so I will save the seed.  I must get into my raincoat and go out and empty pots that are overflowing with rainwater before any waterlogging occurs.

what's looking good ?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 10:28

Sorry p87 as the pages have moved on since I put this week's flowers in.

what's looking good ?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 10:25

Granma have a look at my pictures from my Bristol Garden in the thread "My Bristol garden in 2015" and you will see what is flowering now in my garden on the present page.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 10:03

Our lane is a river already and still it pours.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 09:58

Brilliant sunshine but the heavens opened.  Never sen such straight down rain too.  Luckily I had come indoors or I would have been soaked.  Such a nose on the garden umbrella and conservatory roof too.  Duckpond forming very quickly.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 08:48

GWRS my FB friend Philip Orley has three explanations for the state of your dahlias. He says either this one in the picture has flowered and that is the seedpod forming, or the flower has rotted with the rain followed by humid weather or it has had a high nitrogen feed when it did not need it.  Tomato food is low in nitrogen should any flowers need feeding.  I favour the weather explanation myself but you did say you are away a lot from your garden so perhaps you did miss this one flowering.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 08:35

Yes you have to starve the bugs to get rid of them Pat - for at least 24 hours.  We have a lovely day in Bristol and not a puddle in sight in the garden so the soakaway has managed to cope with all the extra surface water.  My new border should be easy to dig now so should be able to dig up a few dozen blackberry roots and get rid of miles of bindweed today plus harvesting of course.  Freezers are getting a bit stuffed now.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 14:40

Weather has been dry sunny and fine so far so was happy to see my new bulbs for next spring arrive and my sales bargain shasta daisy KE Killin which has huge flowers.  See picture.



Discussions started by happymarion

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

About my efforts to entice pollinators with scent to my Garden in Bristol. 
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Trouble posting pictures.

Just noticed today, 24.08.15 
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clematis in need of identification

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