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Slug resistant plants

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 14:41

I was delighted to find slugs ignore gazanias which is lovely since there is now a hardy strain.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 13:32

Just the weeding and some 50 or so bulbs to plant and I will have matched yesterday's effort.  Time for lunch now and to post today's pics which show how spring, summer and autumn are all represented in plants on the one day.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 08:39

Another lovely day in Bristol.  Yes Pat. a quick sandwich and a couple of apples straight off the tree for lunch!  Drinks are another thing though.  i take a flask of tea or coffee with me and often pop in for a glass of water (with paracetamols yesterday as the pain in my ears was still bad).  One ear seems better this morning as the pain is all in the right ear and an ache rather than an acute pain so I think the peace and quiet is working.  But I had another good night's sleep so that too should be a help.  I do hope i can get another full day's work in again today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 19:26

I cannot believe we have been forecast good weather like today to last till Sunday at least.  I worked till gone 6pm as was still basking in sunshine.  The jobs I did today included some more tidying and window washing in the conservatory, planted some hyacinths in pots, repotted 9 new plants that had just arrived,  filled one of my big weed baskets with brambles nettles and bindweed. Cleaned one of the veg, raised beds ready to plant out winter veg. with Glyphosate,Started to tidy up the front garden, and harvested a big bag of Conference pears and Worcester Pearmain apples.  If i do that for six days I will be really happy with my preparations for next year.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 13:30

My Secret gardening Co plants have been redelivered and are none the worse for spending the weekend in the Royal Mail depot.  The postie smiled at my note on the door begging him not to take plants back to the depot as they could die there.  Here they are repotted and labelled.  Nine huge plants for less than £10.  Three each of Cephalaria(giant yellow scabious), Anemanthele (pheasant's tail grass). and Crocosmia George Davidson (lemon).


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 08:32

I slept last night as well Pat after the sleepless night before and a day of constant pain but my eldest daughter who is a nurse told me I could safely take more paracetamo; and I had 6 hours sleep for which I feel much stronger and able to stand the earache which is still bad.  We have a week of glorious fine weather forecast so should be able to spend all the daylight hours up the garden in the peace and quiet.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 16:51

I just grow radishes in my conservatory, flumpy , as it does not seem worth putting them out for the short time they take to mature and they grow faster and more tender inside than out.  most salad things are grown commercially in polytunnels now which is the same principle.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 16:18

Will do, flumpy but i expect he will probably say stay away from noisy places.  I have had my maximum dose of paracetamol in 24 hours now as I started very early not being able to sleep but will take it easy for the rest of the day and hope things improve.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 12:11

Thank you, flumpy.  I have done quite a bit already so have come in for some cpffee.  it is very warm in the sunshine we now have.  i have taken some paracetamol with my coffee to see if the pain will ease.  I seem to be still hearing the Beat, beat beat of that dance music!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 10:39

My plants were taken back to the depot by Royal Mail and have to wait till Monday to be redelivered so I hope they are still alive.  I banged on the window to let him know i was in but to  no avail.  He was intent on getting back to his van and tore away up the road.  I will sit on the doorstep on Monday.  They are grasses and hostas so have a good chance of survival if they were sent out well watered.

Today is beautiful in Bristol so I plan on a long day in the garden to try and get rid of the horrible earache I developed last night at the party where the DJ was very, very loud and so the crowd of people were all shouting at each other.  I resorted to going into the toilet and removing my hearing aids as i could not stand the pain so had no idea what people were saying as my lip reading skills are minimal!  But the food was splendid and my friend looked well for 70.  She had a beautiful cake.  Only me and the birds and squirrels up the garden working should do the trick.

Discussions started by happymarion

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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Talkback: Tomato blight and potato blight

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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Summer has arrived

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