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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 09:05

A tad cooler this morning because of the east wind but still forecast to reach 15 which is fine for gardening as it is dry.  No need to do any cooking as I did a lot too much for my dinner party last night so have plenty of leftovers.  Just as well as I get very hungry out in the garden all day now my appetite has returned.  Definitely will need to do some watering today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 22:00

 No GW for me tonight yet flumpy as it was the AGM of the Bristol group of the Alpine Garden Society tonight.  Will catch up on Iplayer tomorrow.  My son and his partner came to supper and brought me a huge pile of terracotta pots, some very large which I will fill with osteospermums.  Some of the manure will be trundled up to the potager too.  One of the members got a second prize in a flower show with one of my plants I had taken to the raffle!  It is good to know they go to good homes where they are treasured.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 14:21

My lady from the country has just brought me 20 bags of well rotted horse manure - a job for my new wheelbarrow!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 12:06

Oh my goodness my friend's tulips match his election candidate's poster!  And the "Queen of the Night" tulips I planted up for his birthday in January have flowered.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 10:38

Tour of inspection revealed potatoes above ground.  Masses of flowers on all three vatieties of blackcurrants and red currants.  Pear blossom fully out joining the plum and apple blossom just breaking.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 08:56

Another good day for gardening but must not overdo things as it is the AGS AGM tonight . But I do want to get as much done in the garden as I can while the weather is good as things are moving on the energy saving front.  I had a call from the contractors appointed by Warm Up Bristol yesterday who are to install my new Combi boiler and the engineer is coming to measure up next Wednesday.  No rain on the horizon for next week so shall keep an eye on newly planted stuff in case they need watering.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 14:21

TY Verdun.  Lovely gardening day in Bristol today so my new sempervivums have all been given a good home and the green wheeliebin is full up ready to be emptied tomorrow morning.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 11:49

Warm working but cooler in my spinney which is really very lush at the moment.  New plants all doing well and mid season and late tulips beginning to open their buds.  The oodles of wall flower I have are smelling delightful in the heat.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 08:59

Another lovely day for gardening and set fair for quite a few days.  More bluebells out this morning and mid season tulips.  Thank goodness all my five waterbutts got filled up through the winter as it looks like a lot of my new plantings are going to need watering by me till the rain comes.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 13:54

Oh such warm weather today again.  I did manage to pot up 15 Oriental poppies which were part of Mr. Fothergill's trials last year - seeds sown end of August.  Still have lots of aquilegia to pot up but the other four perennials did not make it through the winter except perhaps the aubtieta which is struggling still.  I found three nice terracotta pots for three of my sempervivums.  Will search for another three in the conservatory.  All my tomato varieties had good germination so can now come out of the propagator and leave room for more seed sowing.

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