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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 16:56

Had a duckpond form on the patio but has gone down now.  Here is the wet scene from my kitchen doorway.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 16:47

We have just had a downpour in Bristol and it is as dark as night.  But I did a lot of pricking out and tidied up the kitchen patio a bit, now it is well washed by the rain!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 10:25

I was wrong to ignore the yellow warning of rain.  It is gentle but enough to stop me taking my first batch of pelargoniums out of the conservatory to be hardened off.  Ah well lots of pricking out to do.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 08:46

12 degrees already and set to get to 21 but we do have a yellow warning for thundery showers till midnight.  However my local forecast has it dry till about 5 pm so will work on that and just take my umbrella up to the end of the garden where I will be working.  The Malvern show looks like it has some beautiful displays this year according to pics posted by my facebook friends who went yesterday.  The short coverage of it on GW last night could not do it justice.  Time to extend it I feel and reduce the Chelsea coverage to get the wherewithal.  Repeats of repeats are not very edifying in any walk of life.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 22:09

Oh GWRS no doubt the garden will have burgeoned while you have been away.  Superb weather for your holiday though.  Another great weekend forecast.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 16:45

Tiarella "Inkblot" not "Ink Spot"!!!   How does one edit in the new format?

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 12:15

My Clematis montana reubens was a bit late flowering this year.  My friend who lives in central Bristol which is one degree warmer than where I live 500 metres from the Gloucestershire border has his Tiarella "Ink Spot" in full bloom.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 10:45

The view from my kitchen door this morning.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 08:30

Another brilliant day forecast for Bristol, even warmer than yesterday.  I am OK to go out gardening in it till the temperature reaches 24 after which i have to be careful.  There are lots of shady spots needing attention, including the woodland walk so I will be gravitating there  to do some bramble cutting.  I know there are lots of new primroses establishing themselves from seed so expect some surprises under the bramble jungle.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 16:55

Run out of steam now so took more pictures to have fun with the newly changed format.


Discussions started by happymarion

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

About my efforts to entice pollinators with scent to my Garden in Bristol. 
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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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2014

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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