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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 11:57

Lovely day for gardening in Bristol so I have planted more King Edward potatoes and divided lots of primulas which have been amazing this year.  still more to do  after lunch.  I divided up my big clump of chionodoxa too so should have more of them next spring. I will do the same with the puschkinia next week.  Lots of plants for free!  Once the patio picnic table is cleared of pots of cuttings I will start covering it with plants for the Botanic Garden sale at Easter to make their funds some money.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 08:35

How precious. Liriodendron.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 11:49

Rain has stopped at last so I went out for a breath of fresh air in my garden and took some pictures.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 14:02

Yes GWRS, icy here too despite the brilliant sunshine.  I needed my gardening coat this morning and will don it again soon to go and plant some 2nd early potatoes.  Onion planting next as i have just had an email to say they are on their way.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 10:48

Sunny out in the siaking wet garden so i took some pics.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 08:36

Yes I buy new bulbs each year from Bloms Bulbs whom I find have the biggest bulbs.  Then i plant them out in the garden when I need the pots for summer bedding, so I have lots more coming into flower now in the borders.  The ones for early indoor flowering I had are almost ready to come out of their pots and be planted in the garden too.  I am a bit of a hyacinth freak

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 17:12

Rain stopped at 4 and sun came out.  Blue skies everywhere now and i got some work done in the garden.  Hooray!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 08:59

Such a wet start to the week!  Garden soaked from heavy rain overnight and forecast is for it to continue all day.  It is 11 degrees now but set to fall steadily throughout the day so cooler weather and even frost on the way.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 09:27

Drizzly out today but the hyacinths are superb.  The first pic is in my garden and the rest in my friend's small garden in the inner city which is always one degree warmer than where I live.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 09:04

It was the AGS meeting last night where Dr. Page gave us a splendid talk on alpines in Botanic Gardens and I won this lovely pot of hyacinths - three bulbs, six flower spikes.

Discussions started by happymarion

Casualties of the weather

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My thread seems to have disappeared so starting a new one to continue the saga. 
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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

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Trouble posting pictures.

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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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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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clematis in need of identification

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