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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 14:40

Weather has been dry sunny and fine so far so was happy to see my new bulbs for next spring arrive and my sales bargain shasta daisy KE Killin which has huge flowers.  See picture.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 10:58

Suddenly the sun came out so I rushed into the garden, emptied the standing water from pots and put my chrysanthemums back out in the sunshine.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 08:40

Garden soaking wet and small duck pond this morning so water table is high and we have had heavy  rain through the night which i slept through without noticing.  We have a yellow warning of flooding issues till 5pm so more heavy rain forecast.  More athletics watching for me today then.  Some of the tomato plants could come out of the conservatory as they have finished fruiting but not in the rain.  I will bide my time with that as the pelargoniums etc will be fine outside for a month or so.  Just gone black as night so looks like rain will arrive very soon.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 10:38

Yes, Pat,I think I was the only one looking bedraggled up there this morning.  Expecting the rain any minute as it has got black as night now so came in so I did not have to run!

Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 10:21

Yes I am afraid that was a one of last week tagged on to the 8episode series.  A pot of my sweet peas were featured in the 8th episode as the lady of the house asked for sweet peas to remind her of her late mother and the garden centres or nurseries could not supply them and of course they could not be dug up and survive so I answered their plea for help on Facebook and a runner in a van came from London to take my pot down to Dorset where they were filming .  I'll see if I can find one of the pics.  It was so exciting watching for my sweet peas to come into shot!  I had a lovely thank you from the lady who said after the program they were even more beautiful an the smell was delightful.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 10:06

Not too bedadraggled up the garden so deadheaded roses and rescued ripe plums and apples from the birds and took some pictures.  Lots of more rosebuds have appeared and the hibiscus bushes are covered in buds so look promising.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 09:14

More rain for Bristol today.  Quite cool and gloomy so it is on the way as forecast.  I really must go out on a tour of inspection before it pours down.  Breakfast can wait though I have had a cup of tea after sleeping in !

Trouble posting pictures.

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 22:08

I think it must be something to do with the new website being prepared this week.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 22:06

Glad everything is back to normal with posting pics now, flumpy.  Nice photo.  Rained all day in Bristol.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 19:56

Yes all swelling gone down on my feet now thank you GWRS.  And pics are back to normal.  The change in the weather may be affecting your dahlias.  They like it warm.  You could try a feed with tomato food - just half strength but probably only patience is required.  Make sure you deadhead the first flowers as they go over to encourage the others as the plant really wants to be pollinated..  

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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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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