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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 08:39

A tad warmer in Bristol today at 2 degrees this morning but no sunshine.  The green wheeliebin gets emptied this morning so that will encourage me too get up among the brambles and hum along with the roofers who have started laying the tiles on my neighbour;s new garage..  That corner is now out of the wind and feels warmer.  It is quite exciting researching plants that prefer warm sheltered spots.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 22:06

I made three dozen spice buns and froze half of them.  It was such a  lovely day to be out in the garden and the forecast says a cold east wind is returning tomorrow so it will feel bitter again.  Glad you are a bit better flumpy.  Nearly the weekend.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 08:34

How wonderful GWRS.  Nothing like horse manure for great crops.  It is still only zero degrees here so looks like it will be nearly noon before it is warm enough for me to work in the garden.  Good day for baking i think and i have a chicken carcass waiting to be made into soup.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 16:16

The sun is making the lovely spring colours in the garden even lovelier today.







My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 12:54

Brilliant sunshine here flumpy and it was very melodious up my garden this morning, not only me and the birds singing but the builder is putting the roof on my neighbour's garage.  It is making such a lovely warm corner up there as it is stopping the East wind and the soil is slightly acid so i will be able to plant some special plants there.  some research needed.  My small white alliums are beginning to flower and the wallflowers.  Green wheeliebin nearly full up.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 11:23

You too GWRS.  I will be venturing forth shortly as the sun is shining strongly and all frost disappeared.  I have just ordered nine  large bags of compost and organic horse manure so I will be ready to start planting up my summer bulbs soon.and start sowing.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 08:45

Brrr it is cold this morning.  Everything covered in white frost and still only zero degrees but the sun is shining brightly so may get out about noon.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 09:09

I seem to have duplicated one picture.  It should have been this one.  



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 09:05

The bulbs in the centre of Bristol are way ahead as well as here on the outskirts.  My friend has just sent me pics of some of his in his tiny garden.






My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 08:38

Fine sunny morning and garden looks dry so should get more done today outside.  We have no frost as yet but it is forecast for tonight.

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

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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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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