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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.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 12:18

Oh my goodness my pink rhododendron just loved all the rain last night.  It has never had such big flowers before.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 08:39

Very wet indeed in the garden this morning  but I have not ventured out in the drizzle and wind yet to see if any damage has been caused.  all looks secure from the house.  I expect there are a good few apples and pears strewn around though.The weather is supposed to be drier and brighter from lunchtime..

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 17:16

Now the spring bulbs have finished I am expecting the next blaze of colour as the hardy geraniums are just opening and the pelargoniums from the conservatory are starting to flower too.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 10:48

Oh it is goning to tip down soon but i did get a few pictures before the deluge comes.

 So pleased to see my black elder is thriving and has lots of sprays of its pretty pink flowers coming.  I bought it last year at the hill Close Heritage gardens in Warwick where I was pleased to see the garden that Monty Don rescued in the early 90's is being well looked after and used by local tenants in the council flats. Well done to the volunteers who sell their cuttings for the gardens funds. 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 08:33

It has lost its label, Busy-Lizzie and was bought by my neighbour  but of course I welcomed it in when it invaded.  It likes to face south west which is my side of the fence rather than north east which is his.  

Very wet in the garden this morning again.  we seem to have had quite a lot of rain in the night.  We also have a Met office warning for gales and heavy rain from four this afternoon so any work outside will have to be this morning.  It is calm and bright and dry at the moment.  Planting here I come.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 18:57

I have three very nice straw hats, flumpy.  Yes heatwave from Thursday on.  Lots of visitors today but they did the washing up and one brought  a film i really enjoyed called "Argo".  I will have to catch up with my planting tomorrow.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 14:10

Dodged the showers to take some pictures.  Glad to see Rosa "Matisse" has lots

 A small Bramley apple has a late single blossom for company.  The  tree must have been groaning as it is laden with hundreds of apples already getting ready for the June drop.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 10:46

Oh my goodness what an honour for the choir.  How lovely.  New York will be very hot too.  We are having warmer weather at the end of next week but a lot of rain too.  Bribe the housesitter with a promise of some plants and tomatoes!

Discussions started by happymarion

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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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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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: Growing tomatoes outdoors

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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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an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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Celebrating the warm colours of autumn 
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Talkback: Didiscus coerulea 'Blue Lace'

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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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picture difficulties

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