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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 09:06

Good job I got through my list and more yesterday as today is very wet and windy so far.  Your spring flower planter is looking a bit congested flumpy and when the primula heads need deadheading will be time to empty it and divide up the primulas - you should get 30 or so nice plants for the garden.  If the bulb leaves have not all died down put them temporarily in a corner of the garden till they do if you want to dry the bulbs for next year or plant them "in the green" permanently quite deep in the garden to naturalise.  End of May, beginning of June refresh your container with new compost and plant up with summer bedding plants or sow with a meadow of mixed annuals. 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 20:07

Well done, flumpy.  Nice bit of trelliswork there!  Lots of buds still to open on your new plants.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 17:30

I have exceeded my six hours today so need a rest now.  The thought of the forecast for tomorrow and Wednesday kept me going.  I looked up this week in my 2014 thread and it was on May7th last year when I had to put rocks and bricks in my pots to stop the wind toppling them and was nearly blown over myself doing it.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 11:38

You too, flumpy.  No frost for this week forecast. One more raised bed tidied this morning but some of the veg need watering despite the rain we have had so come in to make myself a flask of coffee as it looks like a long haul today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 10:10

The neighbour's cat who usually follows me round on my morning tour of the garden , hoping I will disturb a mouse for him to chase no doubt, got fed up waiting for me today as there were so many new things emerging like the London Pride for me to admire,, that he started before me and we met as he was coming down the middle path while i was going up it.  He refused to budge and I found myself saying to a CAT  "OK I'll go this way"!  I must get out more, though it would be a terrible wrench to turn my back on my garden today when the little  Holly Blue butterflies are everywhere.  I have done two jobs on my daily list already even before making the bed and washing the dishes which to me is proof I am back to normal healthwise.  I have my priorities straight once more.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 08:31

An idyllic day for gardening here in Bristol.  warm, dry till 9pm and brilliant sunshine, no wind as yet.  I should be able to get through my long daily list and a few extras as well .  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 17:22

Better day forecast for tomorrow gardening wise.  I did my quota of weed pulling from the gravel paths and tidied half of one raised bed, just 7 and a half to go.  It was very showery however so gave up in the end.  the rain has opened up loads of yellow buds on my large tree peony and made weeding much easier.

Help with plant identification

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 16:22



Help with plant identification

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 13:18

Viburnum opulus.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 13:05

Sun is shining in Bristol so raincoat and gardening boots on after lunch and weeding in my gravel paths on the cards as do not want to step on the wet soil.  Plenty needing done on the raised beds and visitors for tea expected so rest of day sorted.  I have made aa whole lot of beef mince and tomato and onion pasta sauce with lots of basil in which with pasta can stretch for visitors too.  the house smells delicious but i bet the garden smells even better after the rain and it being so warm.  i love lilactime.

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