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2014

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:23

Oh TY Bizzie B.  Last night 's weather had me worried  - lots of heavy rain with the thunder and lightning and more of the same forecast for today.  it is thundering as I type but my morning inspection found everything shipshape and Bristol fashion eXcept of course the gazanias had their flowers tightly shut to protect their pollen from the rain.  It is the Harbour Festival in the Bristol docks this weekend with 350 visiting boats so this is not ideal weather for it.  Lots of the bargages are decorated with flowers.  More wet weather forecast for tomorrow too.  It will certainly make my sweetcorn grow!

2014

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 14:19

What the passers by see in corners of my front garden today.

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2014

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 08:17

Brought in 20 ripe tomatoes from the drive where eight of the pots had toppled over in the storm last night as had a huge pot of sweet peas but no damage done as all securely tied to their bamboo stakes.  The worst thing was my basket chair which I had forgotten to bring in so now have soaked cushions to dry out.  But forecast is dry and warm for today so it should dry out.

2014

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 19:27

My July parcel from Mr. Fothergills Nation of Gardeners Trials arrived this morning - 10 ready plants of autumn fruiting broad beans which i have already planted out, seed strips with weed free zone down the side! and a pkt of ordinary lettuce seeds for comparison. and another potato planter and five tubers to plant for Xmas.  I will sow the seeds after we have had some rain and need to buy more compost for the potatoes.  This rose called "Oranges and Lemons" always delights me.

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2014

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 08:44

My gazanias are opening now too, flumpyi.  They are lovely till the sun goes in when they close up.  Begonias too are flowering their socks off and the pelargoniums.  The forecast is for 27 in Bristol this afternoon so i shall retreat indoors then.  It will be too hot to work outside.  I had four family visitors for supper yesterday so tried out the Black Opal tomatoes on them.  They said they just tasted like a normal fresh tomato so i told them the darker the vegetable the better it was for you, lik darlk kale and beet  

2014

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 11:40

Some pics from the back garden before the promised heatwave and thunderstorms do any damage.

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 Each year I forget and am then bowled over by the scent from my William Shakespeare rose.

 

2014

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 08:37

The bristol in bloom judging has not been yet.  Usually end of month or beginning of August.  They do not tell you when but put a card through the door when they have been.  I am still planting it up and deadheading and weeding like mad.  Very warm and dry here again and thunderstorms expected at the weekend so only the toughest regime will see the gardens unscathed.  I do not do hanging baskets or anything that could be dangerous at my age so hoping everything will be all right.

2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 11:35

These tiers of begonia odorara are perfuming the front garden.

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2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 10:31

Pics galore no doubt when the sun goes behind the clouds .  Dull days are best for pics but today is brilliant sunshine.

2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 09:11

The garden seems to have had a few showers through the night so perhaps i can get away without watering today.  The rudbeckia is opening up and the first gazania in the front garden and all the pelargoniums.  There is going to be masses of sweet peas and the Sir Henry Cecil for the Mr. Fothergill's trial is a large flowered pretty speckled pink one.  

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