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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 15:32

Oh my goodness t got hot out there gardening even though I had gone down to the tshirt and jeans stage of clothes.  36 sweet peas sown and a basketful of miniature daffodils which had flowered in the garage with lots more to open were rescued and planted beneath the Bramley apple where Cyclamen hederifolium grows and seeds itself.  I have no idea where they came from - not in a pot, just laid on the garage floor in soil and moss looking for all the world like someone had just sliced them from a meadow.  The fairies this year have also brought me the prettiest little alpine red and yellow tulips, scattered in various parts of the garden and now coming into flower.  Two plants new to my garden which I will need to do research on to find out their name.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 13:11

Started off with good intentions, sowing Zinnias one seed to a 9cm pot but after ten decided to wait to sow the others directly outside.  Put sweet pea frangrantissima to soak for a couple of hours and will sow those three to a pot this afternoon.  sowed Cherry Belle(F1) tomatoes .  all those were free seeds from AGMag. except the zinnias from GWMag.  Sowing veg outside this week in the raised beds and potatoes were planted yesterday.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 11:39

Just had an email to say the Easter weekend plant sale at the Bot, Garden run by the Friends fetched £1,075  which beat last year!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 08:54

Flumpy, i am on page 17 of the April issue of GWmag. , first letter in Alan's Tales of the imagination box.  The £10 garden voucher will be spent next Saturday.  Frank, yes, we do have trouble keeping hold of our allotments in Bristol but there are new raised beds for growing veg in our local park.  New thinking is bearing fruit.  Lots of people cannot commit to looking after a whole or even a half plot but would like some outdoor space to grow veg.  Volunteers in local parks are increasing too.  All helps to get people out in the fresh air and vitamin D to keep them healthy.  Though with the increased traffic as Bristol grows "fresh" is hard to find.  TY Fruitcake!

A tad cloudy in Bristol this morning but the sun is there and will soon burn it away.  Very mild and forecast to be quite warm for the next three days so all heating off and meals outside for me today and the rest of the week. 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 19:47

I have looked out a few flower pkts and will search for some spinach, chard and beetroot to sow outside in one of the raised beds a la Monty Don last Friday.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 19:07

Perfect gardening weather flumpy and it is set to last all week too.  My potatoes are planted and perennials potted and hundreds of daffodils deadheaded.  Washed some more seed trays to get sowing tomorrow.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 12:53

flumpy, pinch out the tops now so they bush out and give you lots more flowers.  Just nip out between your thumb and the second finger to it.  If they were edible peas you could put the tops in your salad but not sweet peas.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 12:48

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 12:42

Oh my goodness, the violets are flowering and adding to the perfume from the hyacinths.  The snowflakes are making up for no snowdrops now.  The blossom on the shrubs and trees is glorious.  There are butterflies everywhere and the tulips are glowing in the sun with their wide open blooms.Lots of deadheading daffodils to do.

 

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 11:05

Thank you, flumpy1.  I have had messages asking about my camera and how I did it!  My Mr. Fothergills tomato seeds sown on Good Friday have germinated today, Easter Monday!

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