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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.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 11:03

Do you mean two chrysanthemum flowers on the one plant or two plants, flumpy?  Yes Wednesday is the big day, looks good as regards weather.  Just had to run in as I was taking advantage of the good light for photography to get some close-ups when the rain came down.


Fascinated by Fasciation

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 08:57

Oh my goodness, quite scary!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 08:55

Cloudy and a bit breezy this morning - such a huge change from yesterday when brilliant sunshine was enticing everyone outside.  Ahh well, I can at least be thankful I made good use of the great weather yesterday and am not creaking anywhere this morning.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 18:15

Looking for things in the freezer to defrost i came upon the last of my glut of strawberries


from  last year.  I thought I had finished them all at Xmas.  There will be another glut this year starting in a week or two

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 16:03

I have done much more than my six hours today, but sweet peas all planted up and pelargoniums out in the garden.  I just keep gasping with the beauty of it all so had to take some more pics.




My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 13:46

One table top scrubbed - will do the four chairs when I finish my lunch.  The purple rhododendron is lovely beside the pink tamarisk surrounded by self seeded pale pink aquilegias.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 11:42

After a mammoth session repotting aquilegias for Mr. Fothergill I collapsed into my basket chair which is by the back gate and my new fox came through the gateway and trotted past me, inches away.  He was not bothered and I had a good look as he trotted up the garden path - very dark brown, young and very healthy with no sign of mange, quite a handsome chappie.  I do not know whether he is resident here or in a neighbour's garden but he does have a regular outing from next door through my hedge , up my drive, then up my garden.  But the rate he trots I will not be able to follow him quick enough to see where he goes.

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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new series

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

about how I am trying my best to be ecologically friendly in Bristol's year as Green Capital of Europe. 
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Talkback: Using nettles in the kitchen

I too am a nettle lover, Kate. Nettle tea is delicious. You can buy the dried variety if you do not have your own source. 
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Well done, Kate. Last winter was so mild and wet lots of sickly trees suddenly showed what they are made of. Trees and shrubs that had nev... 
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The "Charlotte" potatoes I an trialling for Mr. Fothergill are harvested from the potato planter bag and being eaten. very delicious and a ... 
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Talkback: Growing tomatoes outdoors

Growing tomatoes indoors and out is a trial the Nation of Gardeners Project is doing for Mr. Fothergill Seeds. Ferline F1 is included in th... 
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Talkback: Sowing tomato seed

I have three gems of tomatoes to sow as a participant in Mr. fothergills Trials in the nation of Gardeners project, called "Black Opal". "Pi... 
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My Golden Jubilee Garden 
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Talkback: Autumn goes out in a blaze of glory

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clematis in need of identification

an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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Autumn colour

Celebrating the warm colours of autumn 
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Talkback: Didiscus coerulea 'Blue Lace'

One of my birthday presents was Kalanchoe "Bronze Sculpture" which is commonly known as the Paddle plant but this one has bronze colored tip... 
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Painting what you've grown

Letting other people see what can be done to immortalise your plants. 
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