Posted: 31/08/2015 at 08:42
Oh such a wet dark morning. Bank holiday Monday is a wash-out, The kitchen patio has turned into a duckpond and we have heavy steady rain. I can see me sorting out all my freebie seed packets today and trying to make a start on the conservatory to get it ready for the tender occupants coming in in October. The forecast is not very good for the rest of the week with cold nights. I do hope the weather improves for Sept 19th when we have the Bristol Group of the Alpine Gardening Society Annual Conference. This year we have Jim Almond giving a talk called "Sowing, Growing and Showing"; Diane Clement on "Hepaticas a growing obsession", Christine Skelmersdale on "Creative Gardening with bulbs" and "Steppes in the Snowmelt" by Bob and Rannveig Wallis. Next weekend too needs good weather for the Bee Festival at the Bristol Botanic Garden. I hope many of you saw James Wong in the Bristol Zoo Gardens last Friday on Gardeners World. I know those gardens well as the RHS used to have lectures there and I took my children and grandchildren there often. The gardens are superb.