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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 19:14

My friend has just picked two blooms from his rose called "Teasing Georgia" and put her on a high shelf.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 17:23

Good to hear from you, Pat.  After a grim wet morning we had a delightfully sunny afternoon with a beautiful blue sky so I took my camera out spotting.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 10:24

Yes Susan the squirrels are active at the moment.  I notice scrapings on the top of my bulb pots which i have planted up and put a layer of grit on top and that is before i plant the tulips which are their favourites.  I am still pulling out seedling oak, hazelnut and chestnut from the stashes that were forgotten last year!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 09:22

Good idea,GWRS thank you.  I have some organic slug pellets in the garage.  I will go and look them out.  I knew I kept those extra jam jars for something useful!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 08:36

looks like a couple of days of damp weather for Bristol from today.  Not very warm either at top temp. of 15.  But needs must now so i will put on my raincoat and boots and try to get the last of the pelargoniums into the conservatory today.  I could do some plug potting up too as the garden umbrella is still up over the kitchen patio table for some shelter.Thee is room for another two trays in the conservatory then the rest will have to take their chance outside, up on chairs to avoid the slugs and snails and in a sheltered spot.  They should all be of a decent size to plant out end of October,

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 15:59

The yellow dahlias in my raffle prize bouquet yesterday have the middle petals tipped with orange -I hope you can see this in my pics of them.  The ten blooms filled two vases.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 11:40

It was an all day conference, GWRS,  Four talks - one on Sowing growing and showing alpines; one on Hepaticas; one on being creative with bulbs; and one took us all over the world with pictures of the alpines in the steppe country in the snowmelt.  It was top rate.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 11:27

Found homes for my new plants from yesterday's outing.  Diascia in cod frame till the spring; Potentilla in alpine sink at back door; Hylomecon which flowers till November has three new buds on this morning so found it a companion to show off its lovely yellow four petalled flowers.  It is a close relative of the blue Himalayan poppy.

 50 polyanthus swiftly  potted up this morning and some tender plants taken in to the conservatory.  Now to mix up some compost to plant my saffron and iris bulbs.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 08:57

Oh dear Pat, you are going through the wars.  Hope today's sunshine can help.  Our weather is set fair for today too but all change tomorrow, though we have a forecast for an Indian summer on the way for three weeks from the end of the month well into October.  I feel eager and ready to go at the multitude of tasks needing done in my garden after my day off.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 18:16

A splendid day at the Bristol Group of the AGS annual conference.  Here is a pic pf my booty.  I won the bouquet and book in the raffle and bought Diascia personata, Hylomecon japonicum and Potentilla eriocarpa  as well as three rare iris bulbs and 10 of the saffron crocus - Crocus sativus  The four talks were all splendid and the lunch delicious and the sun shone all day.


Discussions started by happymarion

Trouble posting pictures.

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new series

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

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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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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

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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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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'

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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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