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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 11:22

I pay my gas and electricity bills by direct debit from the bank every month but they tend to overestimate which means a rebate usually at the end of each quarter.  People used to complain a lot about this when the interest rates were high but they are zero now and have been for some  years.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 09:19

The superb sales offers are still coming into my inbox so i have just fallen for 27o spring bedding plants for £12.99.  Good job i had a heating rebate of £99 from British Gas this month - being out in the garden all day does safe on electricity as I do not cook so much or watch TV.  The plants are violas, bellis, primroses and primulas.  So more to add to my daily list now as they are going into my Persian Carpet garden which will need weeding.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 08:27

Oh thank your husband so very much for the photo, Pat - it is like a huge sun, so cheerful.  I slept in this morning and no ache in either ear so far .  Weather is dry and set fair and becoming warmer.  We are forecast to reach 21 degrees tomorrow.  I will try and do my whole list again today.  The Michaelmas daisies are showing buds now so they will be joining the chrysanthemums soon.  We are having a raffle for funds for the Bristol group of the Alpine Garden Society at our first meeting of this session on friday night so will take some of my apples and pears for that.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 22:09

Yes that is a lovely dark pink gerbera - supposed to be hardy but we will see.  This is the first year I have grown them.  My home made fish and chips was lovely with my tomato salad all from my own produce except the fish.  Yes, I am whacked after a good day's gardening but only one ear is aching now so hopefully the other will recover soon.  It is going to be even warmer tomorrow.   I shall have lots of new plants to photograph next year.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 19:08

Went up to the potager to get some big potatoes to make chips to go with my fish for supper and was amazed at how big they had grown.



Slug resistant plants

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 14:41

I was delighted to find slugs ignore gazanias which is lovely since there is now a hardy strain.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 13:32

Just the weeding and some 50 or so bulbs to plant and I will have matched yesterday's effort.  Time for lunch now and to post today's pics which show how spring, summer and autumn are all represented in plants on the one day.
















My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 08:39

Another lovely day in Bristol.  Yes Pat. a quick sandwich and a couple of apples straight off the tree for lunch!  Drinks are another thing though.  i take a flask of tea or coffee with me and often pop in for a glass of water (with paracetamols yesterday as the pain in my ears was still bad).  One ear seems better this morning as the pain is all in the right ear and an ache rather than an acute pain so I think the peace and quiet is working.  But I had another good night's sleep so that too should be a help.  I do hope i can get another full day's work in again today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 19:26

I cannot believe we have been forecast good weather like today to last till Sunday at least.  I worked till gone 6pm as was still basking in sunshine.  The jobs I did today included some more tidying and window washing in the conservatory, planted some hyacinths in pots, repotted 9 new plants that had just arrived,  filled one of my big weed baskets with brambles nettles and bindweed. Cleaned one of the veg, raised beds ready to plant out winter veg. with Glyphosate,Started to tidy up the front garden, and harvested a big bag of Conference pears and Worcester Pearmain apples.  If i do that for six days I will be really happy with my preparations for next year.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 13:30

My Secret gardening Co plants have been redelivered and are none the worse for spending the weekend in the Royal Mail depot.  The postie smiled at my note on the door begging him not to take plants back to the depot as they could die there.  Here they are repotted and labelled.  Nine huge plants for less than £10.  Three each of Cephalaria(giant yellow scabious), Anemanthele (pheasant's tail grass). and Crocosmia George Davidson (lemon).


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