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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 10:53

I have two exochorda looking lovely right now but would get too wet snapping them.  Many Happy Returns to your father, flumpy.  I have picked in a big bowl of srawberries and wowed at my broad beans which loved the rain and took some pics although everything is very wet.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Brilliant sunshine again this morning and warmer though we seem to have had some rain through the night as the garden is dripping everywhere, certainly a big change from dank yesterday.  Full of beans after a lazy day yesterday so will try not to run out of energy like the English Women's football team did yesterday at the end of their game!  i thought they were going to throw the points away in extra time when their stamina collapsed.  But saved by the whistle and they won.  They certainly played better than in the first match against France when the weather was foul.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 21:55

Lovely pics, BizzieB.  Alchemilla mollis always stars in the rain.  I hope those melons are a success.  I was interested in Monty's failure to create a meadow!  He will see the one we created at the Botanic Garden when he visits next month.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 16:58

It drizzled all day but still not a lot of rainwater in my containers to show for it.  Felt rather cold too so I decided against the pruning job and watched "Suspicion" and "Rebecca" again.  Something so comforting about an old film. It looks like drier weather is on the way so should get some gardening done tomorrow. 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 08:41

You too, BizzieB.  The garden is damp ;it is cloudy but warm; very little rain has collected in my containers but it is still drizzling so I have hopes for more.  Time to go to the shops for milk and eggs I think today.  I may put on my old raincoat and wellies and do some pruning.  The Japanese flowering quince is starting to show its red blossom again and is covered in fruit so needs a lot of attention but that is such a prickly job.  The winter flowering heathers need clipping back as well.  I do enjoy pruning though as I usually can envisage the results having done it for so many years.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 20:07

I had a bowlful with cold custard, Linda - delicious.  I love the white peony too.  We are still waiting for the rain in Bristol so looks like it will hit us through the night.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 16:36

I just managed to get my strawberries for supper in before the rain came.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 16:02

Yes, lovely hips.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 14:54

Some pics from my friend's tiny garden in inner Bristol before the rains come.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 10:50

That geranium has been in my garden ever since I came 51 years ago so is in the Marion Roll of Honour,  It is called "Johnsons Blue" and I believe is a variety of Geranium himalayiense.  Storm is threatening as it has gone noticeably colder.  My black currants I am trialling for Mr. Fothergill are ripening very early.  Lots of red strawberries this morning.

Discussions started by happymarion

Trouble posting pictures.

Just noticed today, 24.08.15 
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new series

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

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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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Painting what you've grown

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Summer has arrived

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