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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 22:11

Half an acre site including the bungalow,GG.  I have it split up into different rooms including a scree. fernery, bamboo grove, woodland walk, Persian carpet, potager, butterfly garden, spinney and now am making a perfume garden and just finishing off a bog garden.  The conservatory for my tender plants is attached to the lounge so i can garden in the winter without braving the elements.  I have lots of interesting trees including a eucalyptus, Indian Bean tree, Mediterranean oak, Gingko biloba,tulip tree. amelanchier, a myrtle as well as lots of natives.  And fruit galore - pears apples plums strawberries currants, blackberries.  Roses galore as well and conifers and heathers for the winter months.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 19:04

Yes we were a bit like the Waltons!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 17:12

Yes all the bedding plants are going in my Persian Runner - a long border up the centre of the middle part of my huge garden.  I still have to clear it as the quaking grass that seeded last year turned it into a prairie garden this year.  Looked lovely on windy days when in flower though.  Bringing up seven children and helping with seven grandchildren has kept me very active, Gertie Grass.  Plus playing hockey in my twenties, Keep-Fit to music in my fifties and a love of gardening all my life since my infant teacher showed me how to grow cress on a saucer on a windowsill.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 14:43

Just a perfect September afternoon in my garden today and lots of colour still.











My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 11:27

Splendid gardening weather so all systems go here.  Only another 80 spring bedding plugs to pot up then that job is finished.  Fifth windowsill in conservatory is now full up.




My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 08:38

That red-leaved plant is Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, Pat.  It has beautiful blue salvia like flowers which come in the autumn and the buds are showing.  I will take its picture when they open.  It really is a beauty but slow to establish hence it is being brought on in a pot.  Very wet in Bristol through the night GWRS but drying up a bit now so should get out in the garden soon. .

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 22:06

I hope you had someone anchoring that ladder, flumpy!  Glad you and Pat are surfacing again and hope you both keep well now.  Eating your radishes should help, flumpy.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 19:14

My friend has just picked two blooms from his rose called "Teasing Georgia" and put her on a high shelf.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 17:23

Good to hear from you, Pat.  After a grim wet morning we had a delightfully sunny afternoon with a beautiful blue sky so I took my camera out spotting.










My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 10:24

Yes Susan the squirrels are active at the moment.  I notice scrapings on the top of my bulb pots which i have planted up and put a layer of grit on top and that is before i plant the tulips which are their favourites.  I am still pulling out seedling oak, hazelnut and chestnut from the stashes that were forgotten last year!

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