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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 09:09 cooler today but sunny and forecast says dry.  Pruning is on the ards as the forsythia and the flowering currant are both finished flowering and need a trim and the Japanese quince in the front garden.  The wheeliebin is already full up so will have to stack the prunings till Friday.  A few large branches cut up small could go in the compost bins up the garden.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 16:45

Ladies and one male driver all gone home now after a brilliant afternoon.  It did go a bit cloudy and cold for the last half hour so I squashed them all into my study and showed them pics on my laptop from the Botanic garden.  They went home happy with pics on their cameras and a bunch of flowers to arrange when they got home.  And was I grateful that the forecast was right.  I did not have time to do any watering today so the rain we are promised for tonight will be very welcome.  Now to get all the cushions in so they do not get wet.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 08:37

Thank you everybody,  Weather looks good  Change is coming but not till this evening.  Got to make loads of fruit scones now.  WillDB This open day is for a Ladies church club but If I have another in August for the Alpine Garden society group I will certainly pm you as it is mixed both in sex and age!  Have a busy July coming up so will see how much time I have.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 08:59

All systems go today as cakes must be baked for tomorrow, house cleaned in case it rains and final tweaking in the garden including sweeping paths and taking the secateurs to anything overhanging.  It is cloudy but dry and warm.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 22:06

What a dramatic picture of the evening sky.  Yes, that is apple mint which has nice variegations on its leaves.  It did not die down in the winter so I could have mint tea from fresh mint whenever I wanted.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:35

I use twine for my sweet peas, cheaper.  I worked hard today and took some pictures to show off my work.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:15

Say hello to Colin.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:09

Lots of gardening done this morning watched by a very tame collar dove.  He usually sits and watches me for ages till I pick up my camera but I think I may have got him this time.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 08:54

Not this morning yet flumpy but he will probably be around.  When he gets more used to me I will take his pic.  Cloudy again this morning and I see we have had a shower of rain through the night but not much.  Certainly good gardening weather and I am full of beans (not literally though I soon will be as there is a gtreat crop of broad beans again).  I hope you ae having a good holiday  weekend.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 12:28

Slugs just adore chrysanthemums as they emerge fro the soil - like caviare to them.  Have a look to see if there is any shoots that you may be able to get to grow from the plant and put them in a pot.  Two chrysanthemum plants from last year should be many more this year rather than just one growing flumpy.

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