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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 14:14

Seldom do I wax lyrical over potatoes but I just dug up a haulm of my maincrop for supper tonight and just look at them!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 11:08

I have done a good deal of chopping up this morning but it is my neighbour's birthday tomorrow so must go to the shops for a nice birthday card.  Tomorrow is forecast to get very warm so must do as much as I can today.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 08:37

Dull this morning and we have had some rain through the night but it may stay dry enough to get some prunings chopped up.  I shall miss dashing in to catch a medal chance for Team GB at the Olympics but the garden will benefit! No wind now so only had to deadhead in the front garden this morning as the drive was free of fallen leaves and nothing needed watering.  I have concluded that the garden must have been judged without a card put through the door as it is nearly autumn now!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 16:14

I guessed you were as busy as I am Fruitcake!  Next Saturday is the centenary of my late husband's birth so the grandchildren have arranged a celebration here  They are bringing the food and as many of the family as can manage  it.  Family history will be having an airing!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 13:06

Fed up with chopping up prunings I took some pictures.  The pears are hanging down now.  I brought in four Cox's Orange pippins to eat.  First time I have grown white hollyhocks next to my red lobelia.  They look spectacular together.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 08:35

Looks like another fine morning for gardening but rain forecast for Bristol early evening.  I should make inroads on the mountains of prunings now I have containers empty and waiting to be filled up again.  It will be a damp job no doubt after the rain last night but nothing will need the watering can so cannot grumble.  It is a humid day again which means the scents in the garden will be very strong and the butterflies and bees will be out in force keeping me company.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 19:01

Yes they do Flumpy.  We have had some heavy showers and the wind has strengthened now.  There should be some spare rainwater in the waterbutts by tomorrow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 13:27

I bet those sweet peas smell lovely Flumpy.  We have rain now GWRS but very light - just enough to make it uncomfortable out there.  No wind yet.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 11:29

Still waiting for the rain and wind here in Bristol, Flumpy.  I went into the conservatory to pick a bowl of tomatoes and found my young fuchsias have huge flowers on them!  i am going to have fun training those plants this winter.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 08:53

We had a yellow warning for heavy rain and high winds starting in the wee hours but they have not materialised yet.  I have been out deadheading and it is fine , dry and sunny with hardly a breeze!  Must be the lull before the storm.  Tomorrow is supposed to be a better day but today suitsme fine at the moment.  Hope those who do have high winds escape without damage.

Discussions started by happymarion

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

About my efforts to entice pollinators with scent to my Garden in Bristol. 
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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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Talkback: Tomato blight and potato blight

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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2014

My Golden Jubilee Garden 
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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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