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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 16:41

Flumpy the tree friend is a he - he of the small garden which is so beautiful and who brings the plants that grow too big for his garden to me for my very large garden.  He is very pleased that Crocus delivered on time and that I will have flowers this year.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 10:45

Radish will be up in days in this weather and you should be eating it in a week or two. flumpy.  Another early birthday present has just arrived from my friend - a myrtle tree because I admired his so much.  It has three flowers open and scores of buds and smells lovely.  Here it is having a drink.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 08:53

Ladies, it is not till tomorrow, my birthday I mean but TY anyway.  My birthdays do seem to last about a week nowadays what with all the people who are late too!.  Raining in Bristol too as forecast which is good as my water butts were all dry yesterday.  Frumpy lots of people have had trouble growing sweet peas this year so we have done well with ours.  I do hope I spot my pot full on "Love your Garden" show tomorrow evening at 8pm.  I might do some housework today as it is raining and many visitors are imminent.  I would of course rather be gardening.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 17:04

It is a large border so I have grown from plugs into large plants - osteospermums.polyanthus for the spring,lots of oriental poppies, aquilegia in variety. I have lots of ivy and holly up there as backdrop and ground cover so the holly blue has two broods a year there.  There is also a great deal of buddleia already.  My snowdrops are nearby for the winter as a lot of butterflies overwinter with me and come out to feed whenever the sun shines.  I have lots of herbs growing in pots in the potager which I will plant out in the new border and use their terra cotta pots for bulbs for the spring.  I have lots of large clumps of chives which i am thinking of splitting to make a pretty edging.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 16:28

I have worked myself to a standstill today clearing a border in the Butterfly garden which i have new plants for as it seems we may have some rain tonight or tomorrow.  My neighbour was putting his artwork back into the "windows" in his new wall now he and his wife have painted it cream.  There were butterflies everywhere even when it grew cloudy.  But it is very warm and humid.  My green wheeliebin is full again.  Just going to put my chicken in the oven for supper.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 10:12

As promised pics of my pelargoniums.  They go back into the conservatory in October so I have flowering all year.  I love their cheerful bright colours in the depth of winter.













My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 08:54

Yes Pat.  Taking photos is all about seeing.  I sometimes only see the weeds threatening my plants after I have taken a photo!.  Seems strange that you are watering in spring while we are watering in the height of summer.  Spring is usually the time when we do not need to water.  We have blue skies again in Bristol today and great weather for the balloon fiesta.  Over a hundred balloons have been going up twice a day since Thursday and lighting up to music after nine each night.  One has been powered by the sun as a token to Bristol being European Green Capital this year but all the others still powered by butane.  My pelargoniums are at their zenith in lots of corners of the garden so will take some pics.  Love hellebores.I get six months of flowering from them.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 17:23

A happy robin.  I had a pair of small tortoiseshell butterflies in my hair this afternoon.  I really must stop using my lavender soap before i go up the butterfly garden.  i kee getting mistaken for a flower.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 16:51

What a glorious day of gardening I have had.  Firstly, while I was busy in the butterfly garden my neighbours, husband and wife today,were painting the new wall cream and my flowers are looking so good with the cream background.  Then in the middle of my hard work I realised the soil I was cleaning of bindweed and blackberry roots was a beautiful black loam whereas , before I supplied it with loads of horse manure, it had been  a very hard clay.  No patch of black loam has ever been welcomed as much as this was.  The forecast is for a week of such brilliant weather which means my birthday on Tuesday will be celebrated in the garden.  Two parcels and a card arrived this morning, three days early!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 10:14

Good idea flumpy.  I have watered all my tomatoes and made a start on the pots but it is warmer up rapidly so I think my rattan armchair and book will be calling soon.

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