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Posted: 09/05/2014 at 10:56

No rain as yet but very windy - quite taking my breath away out in the garden but I potted on ten aromatic begonias which have started to grow and sowed the first of my dwarf beans -called "Polka" with golden yellow pods and beans.  The tomatoes, peppers, cucamelons and spring sown sweet peas have all been attended to in the conservatory where most things need watering every day now.  My hawthorn is i



n full bloom so here it is.


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 19:19

Oh what a dreary gardening day today, just wet and windy.  I had two visitors , PA officials for Mr. Fothergills visiting and it would be hard to imagine worse conditions.  but the conservatory trials impressed and the soup made mainly with produce from the trials for lunch did too.  And my golden mushrooms that magically appeared for the first time in my front garden.  Better weather tomorrow so I will try to get back on track as I have a church group visiting on May 28th,


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 15:54

Damage limitation day today as the "breeze" was so strong!  I watered all the pots that were toppling over in the hope that the extra weight would keep them upright.  At one time when there was an almighty sudden gust I was the one that needed tethering.


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 10:33

Chicky that red plant is commonly called RED Jasmine - Cestrum nyelii.  It flowers all year round - in the garden and then the conservatory for the wonter.  It is towering above bluebells in the fernery.


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 21:42

More pics taken today.














Posted: 06/05/2014 at 21:40

My goodness the soil was warm today as I planted my pink "Desiree" potatoes in one of my raised beds in the potager.  What April showers we had have certainly brought lots of May flowers.  Here are some in my garden today when the sun shone for most of the day in Bristol.


















Posted: 05/05/2014 at 18:54

More pics taken today





















Holiday Monday in my garden.  The bluebells were vying with the tree peonies as tp which had the stronger scent.  The mushrooms under the ferns in the last picture were huge.


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 15:12

Oh my goodness it is uncanny in my garden.  It seems to know this is its Golden jubilee Year.  For the first time ever I have golden mushrooms in May in my front garden and under my ferns.  I went to cjeck if I had any little daisies on my Erigeron kalviniankus and found them nestling under my golden pansies.  The weigela which did not flower till July last year is in full flower.














Posted: 05/05/2014 at 10:40

Another lovely gardening day in Bristol.  Warm and sunny and 32 rudbeckia plants pricked out already.  Lobelia next and then more tomatoes will be put out into their permanent positions.  I will get out the camera when it gets cloudier as forecast.  More daffs and tulips will have to come out of their pots to make way for tomato plants.  We should soon be hearing about our May parcel from Mr. Fothergills.  I wonder what treats they have in the post for us this month.


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:17

The cucamelons are growing apace, Linda.  I shall grow three vines in the conservatory and try the rest out of doors at the mercy of the weather.  It has such a pretty leaf so should look good anyway in the potager up bamboo canes.  Like you i am keen to try them.  It has been a lovely Sunday with lots of visitors, both to the Botanic Garden and my garden.  Lots of warm sunshine.

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