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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 12:49

 

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Some pics from up my garden today.

 

 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 08:55

Not quite so sunny today but warm already.  Green wheeliebin which I stuffed full yesterday will be emptied soon .  I will wear two pairs of gloves when nettling today as it took hours for the tingling to fade yesterday - surgeons gloves under my leather ones.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 17:03

I have worked myself to a standstill and feel like every part of my body has been stung by nettles but lots of butterflies and bumblebees and of course birds kept me company.  Three unusual white flowers out - Blackberry "Reuben " which has ftuits as big as a small plum, peony lactiflora "Laura Dessert" which perfumes a large corner of the garden even in bud, and a lovely alpine rock rose with pink tinged edges to its petals.

 

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 11:29

I've made a start on the nettles as they are way above my head now.  Made piles of some for the remaining caterpillers to get some food , stuffed some in bottom of a waterbutt to make nitrogen rich fertoliser and filled the green wheeliebin, but even with tough gloves on I am stung all over , even on my cheeks so have come inf or coffee and aloe vera treatment.  If that does not work quickly enough i have some coconut oil.  Oh I do suffer for my art somtimes!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 08:36

Definitely a sunhat day in the garden today and perhaps weeding in the woodland walk and fernery would be the most sensible option as UV is at its maximum and we are predicted temperature of 19 perhaps 20 degrees.  I think the vent in the conservatory will have to be opened now for the summer. Just a glance out into the garden I can see lots more geraniums have opened their buds through the night.I can predict my birdbaths will be put to good use today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 11:43

All thanks to my wildlife friends, Runnybeak.  No pesticides or artificial fertilisers used and a policy of growing food for the insects all the year round.  My garden then feeds me, and some of my family and friends.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 11:34

Relieved to see my fruit is fine after the storm.  I am amazed at how many plants look as if nothing untoward has happened at all.

 

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 08:53

Beautiful day out and temperature set to reach 15 by the afternoon so great hopes for lots of gardening.  Lots of twigs off the trees to pick up and the weeds have loved the rain recently as much as the rhododendrons.  Lots of room in the green wheeliebin so can't wait to get started.  A quick safari for any damage and none found.  Mr. Fothergills trial antirhinums from last year are flowering again - called "Purple Twist" this really is a hardy and very long flowering variety.  There are lots of luscious tops on the broad beans which are covered in flowers now so I will start having the tops for greens with my supper.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 21:26

The wind is much lighter now and the rain has stopped so perhaps tomorrow will be a gardening day again.  I swear I get withdrawal symptoms when I cannot garden because of the wind.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 14:15

Tour of inspection done and no damage apart from one tall sunflower stem snapped where it was tied to its bamboo cane.  But have loads so can replace it.  Potatoes nearly ready to harvest so soon have delicious new potatoes and potato salads to eat, especially as lots of herbs need using too and some will have to be harvested to go into the freezer.

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