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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 14:02

Oh my goodness my Maid Marion Rose has arrived.  The smell when i opened the bo was beautiful and then I was gasping at the sight of it .  Here it is beside the myrtle tree I had for my birthday and close-ups of its flowers and the flowers of the myrtle which are opening daily.  I thinkI shall start a perfume garden and they shall be the first inhabitants.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 12:28

Rain stopped momentarily so sped up the garden emptying pots as I went and picked some of my yellow plums.  Ambrosia!


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 11:19

Yes Pat i did say they were chrysanths in the script.  It has just stopped raining Busy-Lizzie  so I went out front to get in the emptied wheelie bins and boxes  and the garden smells lovely and fresh.  We certainly needed it.  There is about a half inch in my watering cans and containers,  still more to come i think.  Those small apples are Worcester Pearmains, flumpy.    They are lovely and sweet and the juice runs down your chin as you bite nto them.  The tree is covered and the ones at the top are large.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 10:12

The heavy rain did not stop me harvesting some Sunlemon, sunchocola and Red Bodyguard tomatoes from my conservatory which is attached to the lounge.  I also refreshed my birthday flowers from the boy next door - such cheerful chrysanths.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 09:21

The rain had stopped so i took out my camera to snap my rain refreshed flowers and the rain started again before I had left the shelter of the garden umbrella.  Ah well perhaps later in the afternoon.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 08:42

At last I woke to steady rain in Bristol.  Forecast says it will remain till 5pm so waterbutts should be filling up.  There is a small puddle above the soakaway but the water table is no way high enough for it to stay.  It will be gone as soon as the rain stops no doubt.  The birds like it as a birdbath in the hot weather usually but have only seen one blackbird have this treat this summer so far.  I am expecting my Maid Marion Rose today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 22:10

Nothing all day in Bristol.  The weatherman did say he had got it wrong.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 16:05

Sitting waiting for the forecast rain to arrive!  We had a yellow warning for heavy rain from 1am today but not a drop so still have five empty waterbutts.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 08:36

One of the seven neighbours cats who visit me regularly is a tricolour.  I do not know his name but he responds to Hullo Cat!  Yes flumpy that was my pot and the assistant producer asked me to measure it before it went and send her the measurements so she could replace it.  We have had no rain in Bristol so far just threatening clouds but the forecast seems very definite about it coming.I would like some in the waterbutts.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 22:14

I have some better pitures of my sweet peas in their new home.



Discussions started by happymarion

Trouble posting pictures.

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

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