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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 12:18

Forgot the front doorstep!


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 12:16

My bird population not only finds my garden the Ritz for food but Paris for love making.  My huge eucalyptus is full of birds having an orgy as well as all the nut trees.  Watering all done and so took it easy to get my breath back taking pics.

 Middle of June and my bungalow is marooned in the middle of a sea of flowers.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 10:31

  His rose called Lady of Shalott is superb apricot colour.  i have just picked two large bowls of strawberries and a smaller bowl of blackcurrants so will need to get freezing again.  A collar dove which is very tame was too close for comfort for the blackcurrants so will fleece them tonight in case he gets there tomorrow morning before i do.  i do have red berries which birds love on my amelanchier tree nearby which he may prefer.  They are much sweeter than blackcurrants.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 08:39

I am sure it is a lovely hole, flumpy.  I met Richard Attenbourgh in London once when I was in my teens so the announcement of his death was another contemporary of mine leaving a void.   His autograph fills a page of my old autograph book.  It is very dull and humid in Bristol this morning so I may take some time off gardening to watch tennis and Woman's Football on the TV.  I will see how the humidity affects me when I get out there to pick strawberries.  In the meantime here are some pics from my friend's tiny garden in inner city Bristol.  It always amazes me how many lovely plants he can grow and how well.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 22:06

Flumpy you were watching David Attenburgh - his brother the actor Richard has died.  That was a lovely program about the flightless birds.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 19:59

Oh Ty flumpy - such beautiful pictures. They make me want to get my paintbox out.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 19:12

I put the first 2litre ice cream carton full of strawberries in the freezer today and picked another bowlful tonight so full glut on  I also had to water lots of pots and the water butts are depleted again.  But the weather is just right for pruning and weeding so must not grumble at the extra work.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 08:40

Did you see anything of the Garden in the Sky in NY, BL?  The rooftops evudently grow lots of plants there.  Monty Don's lecture at the Botanic Garden on July 19th is sold out for the morning and evening session.  One of the "stars"of modern plant evolution,  Prof. Barrett of Toronto Univ. is coming to the garden to give us a lecture on modern plant exploration and novel diversity floral plants!  That is on June 24th and I have booked my place.  Looking forward to that immensely

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 14:24

That shrub with the red end leaves is a pieris, flumpy.  If the leaves on your rhododendron are yellow just now they are the ones that are due to drop off.  A general fertiliser feed should not harm it but if it is in good soil just make sure it does not dry out and water when necessary.  They are plants of  the Himalayas and used to woodland conditions so a mulch of leaf mould after watering would do it the world of good.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 12:58

TY Lyn.  I remember Keith Wiley telling me how much rain you have in Devon, lots more than Bristol!  Been up harvesting strawberries and took some pics, enticed by my Wm Shakespeare, Iceberg and Graham Stewart Thomas roses.




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