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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 14:44

My end of season chrysanthemum bargain, reduced from £10 to £5 per pot , has just arrived.  They are magnificent in white, yellow, pink and purple, covered in hundreds of tight buds and now having a drink after their travels in the post.  I will post pictures of tem in flower.  They will be bringing lots of colour to my autumn garden.  Here is what caught my


camera's eye today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 10:45

Been up the garden and picked and frozen a bowl of blackberries, bowl of plums and another of apples.  i will dig up some potatoes to go with my fish and broadbeans for supper then get busy on the perfume rain is forecast for next four days.  It feels very warm outside but must cover up from the brambles.  Still I do love their fruit!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 08:56

Another dry day for us here in Bristol it seems though it is a bit cloudy but warm so more gardening today ahead of what seems like is going to be a wild weekend of weather with tornadoes even on the horizon.  Battening down the hatches will be in order I think.

My sister who lives in New Brunswick has sent me super pictures of the wild flowers they have which we grow in our gardens here.  Lovely pics of solidago, eupatorium and anagalis, all of which I grow.  i will try and post them.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 20:10

Second picture is a wild teasel. flumpy.  Ah yes Lyn, the Perfume Garden - heard of it but not read it.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 16:13

Lost you Lyn.  What book? I had four of my 7 children in the sixties so had no time for reading!!! I have been up the garden taking photographs and thinking how autumn colours are showing now.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 12:15

I did my allotted two square metres of perfume garden bed this morning in half the time it took me yesterday.  The rain last night has really softened the soil beautifully.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 08:50

Pat's posts must have great relevance for you flumpy!  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 08:30

 Morning flumpy and evening Pat!  We had some rain through the night by the looks of my damp garden but it is dry out there now and no rain forecast till the evening so I should get more work done on my new perfume garden today.  Shortsighted of your firm flumpy not to look after the health of their workers, especially if they have spent money on training them.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 22:14

Pampered radishes, flumpy.  I guessed you would be very tired starting back to work again.  We had a very wet dreary day in Bristol today and it is still raining so I am expecting lots of rainwater in my butts tomorrow morning.  Reading your post again makes me think you have not got an ergonomically sound working environment.  If you work for a big firm it would be in their interest to make sure their employees can work comfortably without backache, eyestrain or sore ankles.  Otherwise they will have the cost of sick leave to suffer.  A well designed workplace does not cause those pains.

Do you recognise this flowering bush please?

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 14:05

Laurie Google Inula hookeri and you will see long slender leaves and spiky flowerheads just like your picture.

Discussions started by happymarion

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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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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