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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:15

Say hello to Colin.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:09

Lots of gardening done this morning watched by a very tame collar dove.  He usually sits and watches me for ages till I pick up my camera but I think I may have got him this time.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 08:54

Not this morning yet flumpy but he will probably be around.  When he gets more used to me I will take his pic.  Cloudy again this morning and I see we have had a shower of rain through the night but not much.  Certainly good gardening weather and I am full of beans (not literally though I soon will be as there is a gtreat crop of broad beans again).  I hope you ae having a good holiday  weekend.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 12:28

Slugs just adore chrysanthemums as they emerge fro the soil - like caviare to them.  Have a look to see if there is any shoots that you may be able to get to grow from the plant and put them in a pot.  Two chrysanthemum plants from last year should be many more this year rather than just one growing flumpy.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 11:03

Do you mean two chrysanthemum flowers on the one plant or two plants, flumpy?  Yes Wednesday is the big day, looks good as regards weather.  Just had to run in as I was taking advantage of the good light for photography to get some close-ups when the rain came down.


Fascinated by Fasciation

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 08:57

Oh my goodness, quite scary!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 08:55

Cloudy and a bit breezy this morning - such a huge change from yesterday when brilliant sunshine was enticing everyone outside.  Ahh well, I can at least be thankful I made good use of the great weather yesterday and am not creaking anywhere this morning.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 18:15

Looking for things in the freezer to defrost i came upon the last of my glut of strawberries


from  last year.  I thought I had finished them all at Xmas.  There will be another glut this year starting in a week or two

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 16:03

I have done much more than my six hours today, but sweet peas all planted up and pelargoniums out in the garden.  I just keep gasping with the beauty of it all so had to take some more pics.




My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 13:46

One table top scrubbed - will do the four chairs when I finish my lunch.  The purple rhododendron is lovely beside the pink tamarisk surrounded by self seeded pale pink aquilegias.


Discussions started by happymarion

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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Last Post: 23/11/2014 at 10:33

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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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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Last Post: 31/10/2013 at 18:38

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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Summer has arrived

Let's share the lovely flowers and veg. in our gardens this summer. 
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picture difficulties

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Talkback: Gardening in Russia

Awww, it was the same for my sister gardening in Edmonton in Canada, James. It was amazing how much they could grow in their very short thr... 
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