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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 13:52

Oh my goodness you must have been really tired to fall asleep at Poldark!  I know I may be unusual in that I watch is so critically, shouting at the TV when the cameraman shows a Naturalised plant that I know had not reached Cornwall in those days, but it was almost like a melodrama last night!  Had a good lunch so now going out to fill my daily basket of weeds for the green wheeliebin. 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 10:45

My goodness that cold gets to me now.  I have only done an hour and had to come in for a coffee, but no new plantings seem to be affected by it though I have been careful not to put anything tender out despite the warm weather.  Lots of dandelions with clocks on already!  But the astonishing thing is that my weigelas (three very large ones) are covered in buds and some of the buds have opened.  I rely on them for shrubs in flower in July usually.  They were pretty early last year and I had twl flowerings in the one year so perhaps the same will happen this year.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 08:29

You are a night owl. flumpy!  I am sound asleep by eleven most nights!  A shock to the system today as it was only 2 degrees at 7o'clock!  Definitely back into my gardening coat today.  Some days last week i was gardening in Tshirt and jeans.  But the fleecy trousers are back on this morning.  The sun is shining brightly however and no rain forecast for Bristol today, just cold.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 22:09

If you have any old net curtains or can get some from the charity shop that is the cheapest way to defeat the frost, rather than going to the garden centre.  Your sweet peas will climb very well up your trellis your husband has built.  I usually make a wigwam from three canes and plant it in a big pot of compost and grow six or seven plants in it.  Tomorrow I will be taking the last of my 20 bags of compost up to my potager, planting out more of my broad beans, sowing some annuals and clearing more of my paths.  Weather permitting.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 20:07

Do you have any horticultural fleece you could throw over them if frost is forecast?  They will not mind the wet.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 17:59

What a show you are going to have flumpy with all those bulbs!  I like acidanthera and brodiae best of that lot.  oh and the anemones.  Your sweet peas need to be planted out as soon as possible and they need something to climb up - a fence perhaps or through a shrub if you have no canes to make a wigwam?  You can unravel them gently and tie each plant to its support then it will attach itself with its own tendrils as it grows.

 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 13:27

Some plants excel themselves in the twilight.  Here is my Clematis montana atropupurea in the twilight last night.

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Rain

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 12:47

At last there are puddles in my new bog garden I am making so can start planting it up.

Fascinated by Fasciation

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 12:45

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42004.jpg?width=442&height=350&mode=max

Fascinated by Fasciation

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 12:40

Bellis perennis are well known for fasciation.  I have a pic somewhere and I have often found it on primroses - one had more than 40 petals on one flower!

Discussions started by happymarion

new series

A quite different approach to making over a neglected garden. 
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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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My Golden Jubilee Garden 
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clematis in need of identification

an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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Letting other people see what can be done to immortalise your plants. 
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Summer has arrived

Let's share the lovely flowers and veg. in our gardens this summer. 
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picture difficulties

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