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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 09:12

You are very welcome GWRS.  Another fine day for gardening in Bristol and yet another forecast for tomorrow but rain forecast for Wednesday.  As soon as all the Monday morning chores are done I will be up in the perfume garden.  My Sweet William plants are big enough now to be planted out.  The autumn colours in the garden are lovely now so might take out my camera as the light for good pictures is just right - not too bright.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 21:07

As it is the allotment I presume you want a winter vegetable,GWRS.  How about some of that delicious Italian winter Kale?  Or a row of new strawberry runners?  Or put in some lovely tulips to bring home for the house?  If you have a long cloche winter lettuce too.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:49

I think my energy comes from good (Scots based) food.  Porridge for breakfast with Bramleys stewed with cinnamon keeps me going till lunch.  All cooking is from scratch - big chicken going in the oven soon.  Organically grown veg as they come from my garden.  More Bramleys in the apple crumble.  i will make three of those, two to freeze for later in the winter as I do a big cookup when the oven is on.  Blackberry squash to drink as I had a glut of them this year.  I will use the chicken carcase to make chicken soup with elephant garlic from the garden.  Oh and I always run my hands through the herbs like lavender, rosemary, feverfew etc as I saunter through the potager to work or to harvest.  That I find really energising and makes me smell nice!  With a scent button you could smell me too.  Great idea to have nice smells nearby to waft into the house,.flowers in the rain.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 08:54

Another fine day gor gardening in Bristol - a tad warmer I think this morning.  This fine spell of weather is forecast to change on Wednesday so three days of clearing and planting in the new perfume garden is called for.  The green wheeliebin is full again so will have to stack up the brambles for now.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 21:09

I cook my pears in red wine and freeze for Xmas when they are delicious with chocolate sauce.  Those two radishes are prize winners.  You should have flowers on your chrysanthemum for the next month or so.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 14:55

New hellebores planted and looking good.  Sixty leeks planted up.  More brambling done.  I think I deserve a rest now  I am reaching the middle of my perfume garden where I plan on planting my myrtle tree so I have put it to have a good drink till tomorrow and will look for a stout stake for it before it gets too dark up the spinney.  A blackbird and a robin who must be good friends accompanied me and had some luscious worms.  They seemed to know there would be loads for both of them as there was no squabbling.  The robin perched on the rim of my weed basket and did not move a jot when I reached in for my secateurs.  The cooking pear tree has monstrous pears on which I should be able to pick tomorrow when I do another bit of brambling.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 09:53

Yes, flumpy I keep stumbling on a tender plant now and again and bringing it in.  Yesterday I rescued a hawarthia from the potager as it is a succulent and needs to be sheltered from frost.  I still have a few sweet peas in flower too.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 09:02

Another fine day in Bristol.  I had to do some watering yesterday and looks like more is on the cards for today.  No rain forecast till Wednesday.  I have planted up so many new things lately it is important to check on them.  New lemon coloured daylilies being planted today in the perfume garden. All my other hemerocallis have fine i expect these to have too.  I made room in the freezer for some stewed Bramleys flavoured with cinnamon.  they tasted superb.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 20:07

Just the best time to buy new plants GWRS.  The soil is still warm and crumbly so easy to weed first too.   I had a lovely cistus brought back to me my my daughter when she visited that garden a few years back and it has been a real beauty.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 15:16

Spent £16.96 on three shrubs - Weigela "Victoria"- and nine perennials, three each of Echinops retro, Helianthus "Lemon Queen" and Salvia nemerosa "Amethyst".  Now to find big pots for them  Thank you for your kind thoughts, Runnybeak.  I am very mindful of my age .and capabilities and try not to let my enthusiasm overrule my common sense. 

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