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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 18:12

Oh such a lovely afternoon shopping for mostly plants plus some alpine gr


it and compost.  I have taken their picture out on my picnic table.  Six sempervivums, six herbs,three large alpines, three perennials. two heucheras including an alpine,large convolvulus cneorum,  I shall be a very happy busy bee tomorrow potting up and planting out.  Here they are:

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 14:16

Just going. flumpy. Will let you know what I buy.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 11:00

These white hyacinths are called "Carnegie".  They certainly have a very rich perfume and are good companions to my Orange Emperor tulips.  Both bulbs are flowering for the second year in pots.  This year I will plant them in the garden.and let them multiply.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 09:00

Very damp out in the garden so we have had some welcome rain.  It certainly feels fresher if a little cooler.  The  wind has scattered a few tulip leaves as well on to my paths.  Shopping for plants this afternoon at a big garden centre. The gardener on Points West last night said there will probably be lots of perennial bargains about so we shall see.  I ordered a wheelbarrow with puncture less tyres yesterday from a local supplier which should be with me Monday so getting the compost to the raised beds and the weeds down to the green wheeliebin should be easier.I also ordered a solar light on a stand for the kitchen patio to make it easier to put the key in the back door when I come home in the dark.  All paid for by smaller food bills as i am now eating up last year;s garden crop of fruit and veg since this years is on its way,  Rhubarb needs picking.  Freezer space needs freeing up.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 14:29

My friend of the tiny garden has just emailed me pics of his red tulip collection, now all in flower.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 11:57

I reckon taking pics does not count as heavy manual work so here they are.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 10:44

Yes, Busy-Lizzie I was told at the Bot. Gadn fasciation is fairly common in double daisies.  actually the white ones are flowering this year but no sign of the red ones yet!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 09:06

Trying something out - 


Yay, it worked.  I keep tabs on the seasons by looking back at my 2014 thread and checking on 10th April 2014 I find as I suspected similar pictures of what is blooming at the moment so spring is early again in Bristol.  That day I posted this unusual double daisy, not showing this year.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 08:55

Pollution warning today for all of England so I shall not do any heavy gardening today, but the plants in the conservatory will be treated to some extra carbon dioxide as well as water as I had an "Enchanted" evening last night at the Redgrave theatre at the St. Mary's Players production of "South Pacific".    Strains of "Some Enchanted Evening".  "Bali Hi", "There is nothing like a Dame" and many more of the lovely songs that used to be played on all the Juke Boxes in the diners in Pittsburgh when I was  a post-graduate  student there will be drowning out the sound of the washing machine.  It is a tad cloudier than yesterday but the hazy sun is there and still very warm.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 12:51

Took some photos in the sunshine while my nettly hands calmed down.




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