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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 22:16

Go on as much as you like Flumpy.  That is what we are here for.  But I did think all businesses that employed people had to have a trained first aider and a health and safety officer.  Perhaps your head office needs to send you on a course to learn how to keep the place safe for all of you and put up your salary when you pass the qualification.  Steel toecaps in our gardening boots, gardening gloves always, anti tetanus injections, no ladder work unless passed the test, a drink of water every hour in hot weather, were all things the Health and safety people checked us volunteers for at the Botanic Garden.  We even had to read up about the chance of Legionnaire;s disease from opening new compost bags!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 19:14

I hope someone at work is trained in Health and Sfety as it sounds like you have too many hazards there flumpy.  Seems like a rule about where big plastic boxes are stashed is missing.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 14:43

Brr it was freezing this morning and barely got to 6 degrees for my dental appointment.  all fixed now and have done a big basket of weeds.  We had a sharp shower of hailstones but it is sunny again now so may do some more weeding.  Too cold for planting as the plants would not appreciate such cold soil.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 14:43

Brr it was freezing this morning and barely got to 6 degrees for my dental appointment.  all fixed now and have done a big basket of weeds.  We had a sharp shower of hailstones but it is sunny again now so may do some more weeding.  Too cold for planting as the plants would not appreciate such cold soil.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 14:43

Brr it was freezing this morning and barely got to 6 degrees for my dental appointment.  all fixed now and have done a big basket of weeds.  We had a sharp shower of hailstones but it is sunny again now so may do some more weeding.  Too cold for planting as the plants would not appreciate such cold soil.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 08:58

My goodness it is cold this morning , only 3 degrees and max of 9 with frost forecast for tonight.  I will have to wait a bit till it gets to 6 when it is supposed to be safer for my heart. Dentist at two too.  I see lots of you have snow so we are lucky with our brilliant sunshine really and dry. 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 19:30

My goodness it was cold today after all - that wind was bitter but i persevered with the weeding.  Work does get you warmer eventually.  Looks like a similar day tomorrow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 09:33

Tulips deadheaded.  One job done.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 08:47

A bit damp outside this morning but 9 degrees already and forecast to get to 11 so may get some weeding done in the clear spells promised in the forecast.  Garden coat will be necessary though as it is set to be windy from the north.  There is a bud on one of my freesias this morning in the conservatory so looking forward to that delightful smell.  Tomatoes need pricking out and French marigolds and lots of sunflowers have germinated.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 20:21

Half an acre Verdun.  Yes I do it all myself but if there is anything too much for me one of my four sons will see to it, like a fallen elder tree I had in the last windstorm we had.  Like Margery Fish I aim to have something flowering in the garden every day of the year!  But at this time of the year there is something new in flower to see every morning until in May the whole place is ablaze with colour.  The pear blossom is out already and the apple blossom about to break. 

Flumpy the lovely cream flowers are one of my ground cover plants, a yellow dead nettle, common name Yellow Archangel.  Not only does it have lovely flowers but its leaves too are very pretty - spreads like mad so only for large gardens but its flowers come out with the bluebells.

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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