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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 09:14

The garden is soaking wet and rain forecast till lunchtime and heavy again this evening and for the next two days so the waterbutts will be filling up again.  My soakaway is overflowing again so water table is high in my garden.  Luckily with a garden all planted up so lushly and most of my paths permeable there is no danger of flooding.  Interesting that the RHS are devoting Chelsea to the subject of flooding caused by concreted front gardens.  I shall have a look at the first five show gardens today.  Tidying in the conservatory is all i will be able to do in this weather.

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 20:04

Well done, Lizzie.  Lovely pics.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 17:27

And remember the orchid I had given me at Xmas last year?  Here it is on its last three flowers.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 17:25

Bad weather forecast for tomorrow so snapped away up the garden this afternoon.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 11:12

oh dear that is bad flumpy.  Hope you feel better soon.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 08:59

Another bright warm day just right for gardening.  List at the ready.  The cold frame is full of tender plants from the conservatory which is making spaces for the tomato plants as they go into their big pots.  I reckon I have cut down the mileage I do up and down my very long garden a great deal since I bought my wheelbarrow.  The load I took up to the potager yesterday would have required three trips just carrying I saved two.  Good investment.  I think I may have to save up for one of those kneelers cum stool contraptions.  I feel sure that could cut down on my bending and make use of some more stretching instead as I weed.  You have to get crafty as you grow ancient to make the best use of your body power.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 12:50

Not too big as it is a shrub not a tree,  The very old ones at the Botanic Garden are about 6 feet.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 11:00

The shrub it was a cutting from flowers for nine months of the year the member who brought it told me, flumpy.  It is nice to know the history of your plants if you do not grow them from seed.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 10:12

My new coronilla.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 08:55

Yes flumpy a great day for gardening again.  I have a long list including putting my new coronilla in a bigger pot as its roots are bursting out of the one it is in.  But no rain forecast all day and already 12 degrees so hope to get it all done.  My friends at the AGS remarked how my tan showed I had been out in the sun a lot so perhaps A sunhat is called for now. No excuse I have three somewhere.  

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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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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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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Painting what you've grown

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Summer has arrived

Let's share the lovely flowers and veg. in our gardens this summer. 
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