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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 08:34

Very dark, wet and dismal again in Bristol this morning but still warm with it.But forecast is for some bright spells too so i am hoping to get outside to do some work.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 20:16

Yes you sign up for free GG and then they email you your first offer of plants and if you order you get the offer of being a premium member for a month to try the club for a pound.  I am sure you would be very impressed with the quality and range of plants and the service and delivery is excellent too.  You get an email to say your plants have been despatched and they are either delivered Royal Mail or DPD who have a splendid tracking service with a map to show you where your plants are in the one hour time slot they email to you.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 11:16

I am sure you will be very happy with the offers, Lesley.  One tip - if you fancy something buy straight away as they sell out quickly.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 10:46

I didn't think I would after the first month at a pound but I have had so many lovely plants and you get £40 back so I will join when my cheap month is up.  You can stop any month you like.  There are still large parts of my garden i can clear to fill will new to me plants and I have lots of friends to buy for at Xmas who would appreciate their plants once I have potted them up for them.  When some nurseries charge £5.29 for P&p or even more you soon get your monthly sub back.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 08:33

Dark, damp and dismal this morning in Bristol but still fees warm at 18degrees.  What a sudden change for you too Pat - 30degrees already!  GG the secret Gardening Club is run from a lavender company based in Yorkshire which offers lots of great bargains from nurseries of plants that need to be sold promto.  They do not charge p&p so their prices are very low.  The plants come in eco friendly packing as they remove the pots to lower the weight and are in very good nick when they arrive - much bigger than the usual garden centre plants.  Members get £40 of garden centre vouchers throughout the year to spend in a garden centre too.  There are videos from famous gardeners - Anne Swithenbank last month- who answer members questions, and cut price gifts like gardening gloves and dried flowers.  Just google them and apply when they send you an email.  They are in touch with you by email weekly. Oh and there are monthly give aways in their raffles.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 17:53

I am hoping the conservatory will be full of flowers and colour all winter long flumpy.  There are loads of buds.  My tibouchina will be in flower next week.  The small plug plants will be planted out in the garden for the spring at the end of this month.  a dozen or so violas are already flowering so may be put into winter pots.  I just go on gardening as usual right through the winter but in the consevatory on poor weather days.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 13:46

Got all my jobs done so went on safari with my camera.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 08:45

We have escaped the fog here in Bristol and have a bright sunny morning.  But forecast is for rain tomorrow and Tuesday so must get as much as I can done today outside.  I will bring the last of the succulents in to the conservatory as well as filling up the green wheeliebin with weeds I have been piling up to be cut up small.  Picking in the best of the huge Bramleys so they are not spoiled by being felled by the rain is a priority too.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 17:03

Better to keep your seeds in a paper bag flumpy in a dry place.  Write the name on the bag or envelope.  Nice pictures.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 12:36

Been shopping and walked past the flower shop as i have 12 new plants coming from the Secret gardening Club but did stop at the bargain box at the Charity Shop and bought these five at 20p each.


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