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2014

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 11:01

Contractors for insurance company are calling tomorrow morning at 9.30.  They are based in clifton only two miles away so very local.

2014

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 08:50

My goodness i must have needed some sleep.  I slept through the radio alarm set for 7 and one hour of radio 4 and woke up at 8.301  A cooler night and less on my mind no doubt.  Rai forecast for Bristol about 11 so will skip all but urgent watring this morning for which my water meter will be grateful.  i am finding places for the pots from the conservatory ten at a time so this morning it is the turn of the cape gooseberries which will be given a spot in a raised bed where I have dug out some potatoes.  Great crop of pink potatoes this year.

 

2014

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 22:23

Each time you visit your tomato plants just give a little tap to eacg flower truss. just in case the pollinators are not around.  this makes sure the pollen gets distributed.  I feed half strength tomato food every second watering.  Great tomato crops this year and no blight on them or the potatoes!  Hooray!

2014

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:15

The insurance inspector has been and approved all the work needing done.  I feel much better now.  It will not be long after my conservatory is mended when it will be full of plants again.

2014

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 07:30

Flowers from my front garden snapped yesterday.

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2014

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 12:45

Blackberries will go with my Mr. Fothergills "Buddy" strawberries which keep fruiting till october as long as you remember to water them in this weather and some late raspberries still fruiting in the spinney to make a summer pudding from a stale loaf i have in the fridge.  Super with ice cream. Plums are ripening and there are tons of them.  Conference pears are getting to be huge as are the Bramleys.  I do get masses of blackberries so will get myself some lemons to make squash with them for Xmas and beyond. 

2014

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 08:39

Another glorious day weatherwise.  Could be two weeks before the awards for Bristol in Bloom are announced.  The insurance company got in touch yesterday and the inspector is calling Wednesday morning between 8 and 1.  A very good friend called to give me a much needed bearhug last night so I have stopped muttering "This too shall pass" to myself and feel much more cheerful.  I have loads of huge blackberries needing picked.  i love that job.

2014

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:58

Oh, honeysuckle and rosa rugosa together must smell glorious.  I was right - my garden has just been judged in the Bristol in Bloom comp.  I had the card through the door to tell me.  It was beautifully sunny so I hope they liked it.

2014

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 09:59

Oh my goodness it must be getting near judging for Bristol in Bloom!  No road sweeoer with his broom this morning but two smart little electric vans in yellow and black livery , one to clean the pavement, the other on the road clearing the gutter.  you could eat your dinner off our road today!  And every hour i am out picking up leaves fallen from the lime tree next door which thinks the drought is autumn and deadheading meticulously.  beautiful weather, not so hot but dry and bright.

2014

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 16:41

Sons 3 and 4 came over this afternoon and got most of the plants out of the conservatory and the table.  i was so relieved to get my big pots of cymbidium orchids out and Mr. fothergills peppers.  The tomatoes we left for now as the trial was to grow three kinds from seed to harvest indoors and i am picking twenty ripe fruits off them every day.  my son who has a lot of dealings with insurance people in his transport business says they can be very slow so i may have gathered in all the harvest of those tomatoes before they need moving.  I am hoping stiff taping could be put over the glass till it gets a replacement window.

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