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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 17:36

My gazanias that overwintered are starting to dazzle.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 15:56

Click on the pic to see it the right way up, flumpy.  Our weather is perfect today, sunny, dry and warm.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 09:02

My sister who lives near Moncton in New Brunswick where some of the football is being played says it is really warm now and sent me a pic of her thyme.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 08:36

No. rain forecast till Monday and 20 degrees promised by the weathermen so harvesting and watering at top of agenda in the garden.  The English women footballers ran out of stamina at the end of their 90 minutes again last night and conceded a late goal to Columbia but still it was another victory so they are through to the knock out stage.  They are in Canada which has very nutritional food so it cannot be their diet to blame but perhaps the climate is a bit punishing.  Their opponents, Norway, on Saturday may have the edge there.  Interested to read what the Pope has to say about climate change today.  i bet he does not mention the effect on football.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 12:18

Forgot the front doorstep!


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 12:16

My bird population not only finds my garden the Ritz for food but Paris for love making.  My huge eucalyptus is full of birds having an orgy as well as all the nut trees.  Watering all done and so took it easy to get my breath back taking pics.

 Middle of June and my bungalow is marooned in the middle of a sea of flowers.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 10:31

  His rose called Lady of Shalott is superb apricot colour.  i have just picked two large bowls of strawberries and a smaller bowl of blackcurrants so will need to get freezing again.  A collar dove which is very tame was too close for comfort for the blackcurrants so will fleece them tonight in case he gets there tomorrow morning before i do.  i do have red berries which birds love on my amelanchier tree nearby which he may prefer.  They are much sweeter than blackcurrants.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 08:39

I am sure it is a lovely hole, flumpy.  I met Richard Attenbourgh in London once when I was in my teens so the announcement of his death was another contemporary of mine leaving a void.   His autograph fills a page of my old autograph book.  It is very dull and humid in Bristol this morning so I may take some time off gardening to watch tennis and Woman's Football on the TV.  I will see how the humidity affects me when I get out there to pick strawberries.  In the meantime here are some pics from my friend's tiny garden in inner city Bristol.  It always amazes me how many lovely plants he can grow and how well.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 22:06

Flumpy you were watching David Attenburgh - his brother the actor Richard has died.  That was a lovely program about the flightless birds.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 19:59

Oh Ty flumpy - such beautiful pictures. They make me want to get my paintbox out.

Discussions started by happymarion

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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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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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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