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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 20:08

July 19th Monty Don is there all day - giving a talk and answering questions in the morning and afternoon and touring round the Garden in the afternoon.  Tickets available on the Garden website under Events.

Unusual cowslips

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:54

 The glitch in the uploading pics has been sorted so here they are at the Botanic Garden in the Hot Border, complete with their proper botanical name.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:36

Let's go back in the greenhouses - first two are in Subtropical and rest in my favourite - Warm Temperate.

 The Citrus medica fruits are as big as footballs.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 15:06

Rosa chinensis has jumped to bottom.  From giant fennel we are in the Mediterranean Bank.

 This Aubrieta is called "Kitte"  More later.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 14:57

More pics from outdoors in the Univ. of Bristol Botanic Garden taken 07.05.15.  I will take you into the greenhouses later.  The first picture in the last post was the water hyacinths courtesy of the BBC film crew so a big TY to them. From the Nandino domestica we are in the Chinese Herbal Garden.  Rosa chinensis always first to flower.

 Iris japonica


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 14:43

Hooray, the pics can go on now.  It is still drizzling outside so shall do it now and resist the temptation to go out in my raincoat and wellies.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 09:22

No way. flumpy.  i had to plead with the team to let me photograph the water hyacinths and they said it was alright as they had not started to shoot yet!  Just tried and the site is not accepting pics yet.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 21:27

Not fixed yet!

Uploading pics, still broken Daniel?

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 17:07

TY Edd.  I have lots of lovely pics I took at the Bristol Botanic Garden today and was really disappointed I could not put them on my thread as i have promised my "Regulars" they would see them.

Unusual cowslips

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 16:50

The garden was looking superb and I am dying to put lots of pics on the forum but it is up the creek..  I tried sending you a message on your setting but it is not accepting pics there either.

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