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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 13:51

Wow. fifty shades of grey. Pat!   Well done to your husband for cracking the post pictures code.  And such a stunning picture.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 10:24

Of course New South Wales and six months difference.  How interesting.  Also explains how you have time to trawl through my posts!  If you click the little tree icon you should get started on learning to post pics as it leads you through it.  I only got a computer when I was eighty and had to learn fast but at almost 87 I can cope with most things.  I was born and bred in the hillfoots of central Scotland so grew up used to seeing snow on the hills.  Some years the corries on the peaks were never free of it all year.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 08:39

Yes Fruitcake three semi-bungalows are taking the place of the pub.  They have reached the stage of putting on the roofs.  It has been a bit noisy up in my butterfly garden while demolition and the outsides being built was going on but will be quietr when they are working inside. Rain has arrived as promised so the garden is very wet but the forecast is fine after 11.  I doubt whether it has been enough to fill the waterbutts though.  Pat, no need to join.  The Forum is open to all.  Lots of people read my meanderings and a few feel like chatting so please do.  To catch up on last year's story of my garden just click on to 2014.  On that thread i wrote for the whole year on my doings in my Golden Anniversary celebrations in my garden as I had been tending it for 50 years -51 now..

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 22:11

Hoping for some rain soon,flumpy.  I have some sprouted potatoes I want to plant and some sunflowers for Mr. Fothergills trials that are getting too big to be in the conservatory. I garden 7 days a week if I can.  Take time off now and again for things like Andy Murray playing amazing tennis and the wonderful singers at the Cardiff Young singer of the year.  I choose the same one as the judges tonight!  Lovely long nights for gardening now.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 16:37

Oh I certainly do. All looking immaculate and the new piece of trellis looks great.  The tobacco plant and sweet peas will give you fragrance for all summer long.TY, flumpy.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 11:06

Forgot the honeysuckle.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 11:01

if you sow some in the autumn before Xmas you should have early flowers next year,flumpy.  Well done.  My kitchen is smelling lovely since I picked it a bunch of flowers,




















My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 08:36

Midsummer's day  but no sunshine it seems for Bristol although mostly dry and warm.  However fresher than yesterday and low pollution so should be pleasant working in the garden.  i will treat the house to some flowers when I go to harvest the fruit and veg and rescue anything that needs water.  Yesterday while up there I noticed the honeysuckle is smothering the bushes  with flowers this year and a spike of yucca flower has appeared.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 18:42

Awww thank you, Runnybeak.  I have gardened in this site organically for 51 years so the garden is in equilibrium and takes care of itself naturally.  so I do not have any trouble from pests and diseases.  I have been known to carry ladybirds from conifers in the front garden where there are always lots up to aphids i spot in the back garden on beans or roses.  But that is as far as I go with pest control.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 12:09

Pollen has been very high this week, flumpy making lots of people sneeze.  Had an email to say how much my friend enjoyed the "Tea and Talk" and the garden visit and he is enjoying the strawberries he had to take home.

Discussions started by happymarion

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