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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 14:43

Yes I did see the oil subsidy to try and keep the SNP members sweet and growled in disapproval.  The education system was so good in Scotland when I was there that if one industry like the woollen industry faltered there were others to take their place and the workforce trained to work in them.  It is a very tough life on the oil rigs anyway.  Yes I have lots of dandelions to bring up trace elements from the subsoil with their long tap roots and brambles galore for eating with my Bramleys.  My garden is totally organic and pleasurable so weeds are as welcome as exotics.  Everything is given a site to suit it but lots find their own niche.  I have four grapevines that get smothered in grapes - lots are eaten fresh, lots made into juice and once made wine.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 13:33

Another monster picture!!!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 13:29

Wallflower coming into bud too!



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 12:53

Oh what a wonderful morning in my garden - so much work done and lots of plants ready for the plant sale at the Bot. Gardens at Easter and my garden is Fifty shades od yellow with the kerria and forsythia in full bloom now and the cowslips and primulas self seeded everywhere , so I had to get my camera out .  I will edit them after some much needed nourishment.  My appetite has returned with a vengeance.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 09:01

Another day of glorious weather for gardening i promised which I am looking forward to making good use of.  I think there is room in the green wheeliebin for the rest of the prunings from the hardy fuchsias and the hydrangeas. We will see progress at teatime no doubt.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 18:49

Tears(of joy) were running down my cheeks at the lovely concert i went to in the Victoria Rooms in Bristol this afternoon.  It was my first concert since I had my hearing aids and I had been feeling so down with the new medication that I could honestly say my spirits soared with the music from the choir.  Bristol University have a very big, excellent choir and the accompanist was magnificent.  The sun shone all day so if it does tomorrow I will feel so motivated to get lots done in the garden.  I saw pictures of my garden up on the stage full screen at the interval taken when I opened for the Friends' Funds and my neighbour said it looked like a Botanic garden.  well a lot of my plants did come from there!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 22:01

Splendid talk about the flora of Venezuela with lots of lovely plants I had never seen before and beautiful scenery.  I won a lovely cyclamen in flower - Cyclamen persicum "Wild" which has white flowers, and a bag of mini Easter Eggs and some English Breakfast Teabags in the raffle.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 10:20

My goodness it did get cold during the eclipse - just warming up now with a cup of coffee.  Tonight is an AGS monthly meeting with a talk from Dr. John Hughes on the flora of Venezuela so have to go to the shops for ingredients for dinner for my friend who comes to take me straight from work.  Green wheeliebin has been emptied so may get the rest of the hardy fuchsias pruned.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 17:08

I stuck my head out the back door when the sun came out but the smell of traffic fumes was terrible so decided it was wiser to stay indoors.  Long range forecast is for a warm wet April so there is going to be plenty of good gardening weather soon.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 16:49

We have sun now in Bristol but the air stinks of traffic fumes so I have just taken out the green wheeliebin and come in again.  Long range forecast if for very warm April as well as showers so plenty time for gardening this spring.

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