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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 18:09

The scones were scrumptious flumpy and I had a lovely time with my fb friends in the warm sunshine in the Botanic Garden and up my own garden.  The friend from Pittsburgh brought me some of her delicious home-made grapefruit jelly and a very pretty needlepoint decoration for the conservatory (too lovely to risk in the garden.  I must take its picture - such a lot of intricate work.  I was soaking up herbal lore as they wandered round listening in to their conversations.  One son arrived at two and worked till six on the front garden.  I have a really neat drive now.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 07:24

Enjoy your radishes in the eating as much as you have in the growing of them flumpy!  GWRS that "Building is an old caravan which housed my artist studio once as it has a large end window that faces north but now has only the children's snooker table in it which took up too much room in the lounge.  Lots of visitors today so up early to do some baking.  Lovely weather here so hope it is the same for all of you and you havea great gardening day.


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 16:30

Here is my Key Lime Pie beside my black elder today.  I would recommend Southern Comfort and Red fire engine and this one as three of the best.  The American ones can be spotted by their names - a British grower would have called Southern Comfort Whisky!  Give each plant lots of room as they need it.  This one is a second division off a plant I bought two years ago.  Better not to have a load together as the scent will attract vine weevil and you could loose the lot. Better to spread them round the garden like I do and let your other plants protect them.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 16:22

New hostas all potted up and safari to stretch my legs resulted in a lot of oohs and aahs and click click of the camera despite it being so bright still.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 14:59

After two parcel deliveries this morning I was not expecting much in the letter post.  how wrong i was.  Two packets of seeds from his morning glory from my friend, one for me and one for Cathy who took me to see him after his op and admired it greatly.  A pic on the front of the packet and a different one on the back!  Just delightful.



Posted: 26/09/2015 at 12:42

I became a heuchaholic just two years ago and now have them all over my huge garden.  Here are some pics of some of them.  some I bought and have split into five or so,  They soon make big plants except the alpine varieties.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 12:25

My second expected parcel has arrived with hostas not heathers - I remember changing my mind at the last minute - and a freebie rose which is a pretty shade of bluey pink and had shed a lot of its leaves in the post so will need a lot of care but looks healthy enough.  The hostas were bareroot and very dry indeed so a long drink for them before I pot them up.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 11:37

Courier brought me 24 sweet william plugs which are now potted up and should be ready to go out in the garden beside the new wall flowers in the perfume garden.  I have a delivery of winter heather still to come.  I must get up the garden now and tidy up a bit for weekend visitors.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 08:47

That is so lovely,Pat.  Pretty colour and leaves.  Another splendid gardening day in Bristol weatherwise and forecast to continue all next week.  Looks good for autumn clearing up and spring bulb planting.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 22:38

My friend has been gardening all day in his tiny front and back garden and amused himself by sending me pictures of his salvaged rose and planted pine cones.


Discussions started by happymarion

Trouble posting pictures.

Just noticed today, 24.08.15 
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new series

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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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