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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 15:27

It is still very windy .  We were lucky this morning.  The Friend from the Bot, Garden who came to collect plants for the sale at the Easter Weekend Art an Sculpture Festival had not seen by garden and wished to so we had an hour's  amble round in a lull in the weather in brilliant sunshine.  It is amazing how you notice things appearing as you do a conducted tour to a visitor.  Peonies, bush and tree, are growing well.  Red onuons and shallots looking good and eating and cooking pears ready to burst into bloom.  Lots of bumblebees braving the wind too.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 08:49

It was a cracking good yarn but, at my age, Edd, it was very gratifying to hear the mother speak lines to her family I myself have said to mine through the years!  I hope the BBC will repeat it quite soon for those like you who missed it and every Easter for a long time.  The message came through loud and clear - look after your planet if you want to live.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 22:08

Giant sweet peas!  Lovely monument too. TY, flumpy1.  We  have a howling gale here.  I hope the wind abates before Friday and the grand opening of the Sculpture and Art Exhibition at the Botanic Garden.  Easter is so early this year.  I have just enjoyed the TV play of Noah and his family building the Ark.  Very well done indeed.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 13:07

Three months of Bristol's Year as Green Capital of Europe have gone by without my buying anything for the garden which had to come in the post or involve transport other than walking or be grown using fossil fuel to heat  and it looks just beautiful.  This month coming up I shall divide lots of my primulas and polyanthus so getting a few more hundred plants for free.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 13:01

Yet more.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 12:51

I celebrated being discharged by the doctor with a camera safari round the garden - oh it i all so beautiful.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 10:55

Last session with my lovely doctor this morning who is leaving in two weeks for a stint in our local hospital.  She agreed I was right to take myself off the Digoxen pills when the diarrhoea got so troublesome it was like I was in an Ibsen play, moaning "I cannot go on" and said to ring to see a doctor if I had any more rapid heartbeat sessions.  But my heart rate this morning was 80 so she was happy to leave it to me to report any adverse signs as there are other medications to try.  She also said my urine infection had gone and my cholesterol at 5.1 should be checked in six months to see if my fruit and veg. diet during the summer had brought it down again as she thought it a little high.  We bid a fond farewell to each other and I told her I hoped she could come back to our surgery.  I had to struggle against the wind to get there but it had calmed a little coming home so I checked on the garden after our high winds yesterday.  The barometer had been blown off the garage wall and I picked up an armful of tree branches blown off and dead headed a few daffodils but the pear blossom is breaking in time for Easter!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 22:04

Wow!  What is that on the left on the top of the hill?

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 12:13

Shocking wind isn't it here Fruitcake?  All the tall daffodils are lying face down and my back gate slammed itself shut so hard the bottom panel broke.  Supposed to be better after 2oclock.  i doubt there will be many Sunday visitors today.

Selling plants for charity

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 09:49

It seems to be universal that plants in flower sell best.  If you can buy plug plants and provide cover you will get half hardy bedding plants in flower by then.

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