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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 08:34

A dry day forecast so should catch up with the jobs needing done in the front garden.  I have taken a trachelspermum in a big pot down to the front gate and a honeysuckle just coming into flower for the other side.  Together they should greet visitors with wafts of perfume.  I have lots of big pots of lavender coming into flower too.  Buds are opening every day now on the pelargoniums.  i have pots of tall French marigolds in flower to drop into the prairie planting to give the grasses some highlights.  When the pots are all in place I will feed them as the soil is nicely moist after the rain all day yesterday.  Busy, busy, busy.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 19:29

It rained all day.  All I managed to do was a bundle of pea sticks and some tidying up in the conservatory.  Then when retail therapy beckoned and I had spent £54 on four tops and a pair of summer trousers and an Egyptian cotton fitted bed sheet I decided it was safer to watch tennis.  So glad I did as Marcus Willis playing Robert the Bruce on Centre Court with such good humour was just what the whole country needed after the shock of the political upheaval we are having.  I could not help but grin when he grinned.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 08:44

TY Fidgetbones but I have no wish to put anyone to shame.  I just enjoy my good fortune at having had a husband who agreed against his solicitor's advice to put the garden for the children to enjoy and me to plant up before the house.  For the same price we could have had a better house but titchy garden.  I am grateful for his good sense every day even dull damp ones like today.  Still looking on the bright side the pollution and pollen count are both low.  I should get some more pollarding done before the rain is too much for even me.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 21:05

Well all I need is an army of beefy landscape gardeners, a large win on my Premium Bonds and I could do a tiny part of my half acre! 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 19:08

It has drizzled and rained on and off since lunchtime so I watched Wimbledon.  A 90 year old is the beneficiary of "Love your Garden" tonight at 8 on ITV1 so I am hoping to get some tips as to how to manage a huge garden when you keep getting older and frailer!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 17:10

Shining out on a drizzly drab day.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 08:55

Heavy rain forecast to reach us at lunchtime so all systems go this morning.  I have started pollarding a hazel nut tree in the front garden to get new peasticks for next year and to make another "window".  Rather than multitasking I prefer to kill two birds with one stone when I can.  The pollen forecast is moderate for today so perhaps I won't sneeze so much today.  I think a lot of it may be from dust from the road though.  I think quite a lot of the country is in for heavy rain today so gardening will be restricted.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 17:58

My kitchen is smelling lovely now.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 11:15

And some more


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 11:12

Trying again.

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

A quite different approach to making over a neglected garden. 
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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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Talkback: Trees for wildlife

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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Talkback: Tomato blight and potato blight

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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2014

My Golden Jubilee Garden 
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Talkback: Autumn goes out in a blaze of glory

My acer seedlings from the Botanic Garden which I weeded are all different colouring - salmon pink, rich toffee, crimson. pale pink and a ve... 
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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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