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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 12:53

flumpy, pinch out the tops now so they bush out and give you lots more flowers.  Just nip out between your thumb and the second finger to it.  If they were edible peas you could put the tops in your salad but not sweet peas.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 12:48

Try the last three again.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 12:42

Oh my goodness, the violets are flowering and adding to the perfume from the hyacinths.  The snowflakes are making up for no snowdrops now.  The blossom on the shrubs and trees is glorious.  There are butterflies everywhere and the tulips are glowing in the sun with their wide open blooms.Lots of deadheading daffodils to do.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 11:05

Thank you, flumpy1.  I have had messages asking about my camera and how I did it!  My Mr. Fothergills tomato seeds sown on Good Friday have germinated today, Easter Monday!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 09:40

Thank you, all.  Busy-Lizzie you will love your open day.  Last year it rained for me but I opened the conservatory door and through into my huge lounge and we were able to have our cream teas in there, looking out the conservatory windows at my flower displays.  Many of them loved hearing the rain pitter pattering on the conservatory roof!  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 09:15

Such a beautiful Easter Monday - wall to wall sunshine and 15degrees.  Perfect for gardening.  My son's partner rang to say she was going to spend her birthday money in a garden centre and would I like to come along next Saturday afternoon so. As I have £50 of garden vouchers from my "Letters" to mags. I jumped at the chance.  No extra petrol used as she is going anyway!  Now to make a list of things that will look good on my Open Day May27th.  Potatoes being planted today in a raised bed, more snowdrops divided and more seeds started off.  Perennials from seed for Mr. Fothergill trials need potting on too.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 14:45

My huge pussy willow is laden with pollen and in the sunshine this Easter morning the honeybees ere filling their sacs very quickly.  There were thousands of them and they sounded like an orchestra there was such a buzz.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 11:48

There were thousands of bees filling their pollen sacs this mornng im my garden and a tiny(4inches tall) tulip needed the zoom lens so I fitted it and had a ball.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 09:03

Happy Easter everybody.  Forecast to get to 14 degrees or above in Bristol today and the sun is shining right now.  The Easter bunny from next door got to the picnic table on the kitchen patio before I was up - lying in bed listening to the lovely choral Easter music from Ely Cathedral on Radio 4.  Here is what he brought with a pretty card.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 21:08

Flumpy since my years of exercising to music with the Keep Fit association I have always done 15 minutes of stretch bend and twist before going out in the garden to work.  Better to be warmed up before you start.

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

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