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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.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 09:45

Blowing a gale from the Bristol Channel here and very wet till the afternoon so playing indoors today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 13:43

Labels all done but wild windy wet weater now so will tidy up in the conservatory and see what is growing.  I know my broad beans I sowed last Sunday are up like your sweet peas, flumpyi.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 09:31

So very mild in Bristol today from the start but rain forecast for very soon.  It is a tad windy.  Secret of growing agapanthus from seed is to sow them very fresh.  My SA fb friend when she visited me took seeds of mine home and soon sent me pics of them germinated.  The Bot. Garden in Bristol have some beautiful varieties including small ones and very dark blue ones.  This morning I will clean up some decent labels for my plants for the plant stall at Easter as I shall need about 30 labels,  First I will have to tour the garden to find superfluous ones there, wash, dry, erase old name, then write on name of new plant.  I have decided one of the three pittosporum trees I had for Xmas is enough in a half acre garden so the rest will be offered for sale to some keen flower arranger!  I hope the people who buy my gazania plants enjoy them as much as I did last year.  They are one perennial that just keeps giving.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 21:12

Seemed even shorter than normal tonight what with Monty and Nigel sitting staring at the frogs!  Yes that was a beautiful garden and all those fragrant hostas must smell lovely when in bloom.  I have some South African agapanthus as one of my fb friends is from there and sends me seeds.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 20:13

I can just see the sweet peas, flumpy1.  Bizzie B lovely hellebores.  I love celandines too for the way they disappear so quickly after flowering - such neat plants.  Gardeners World on the telly soon.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 11:20

Oh it is so lovely up my garden.  Here are pics of "good companions" mostly from bulbs my frend gives me when he changes his colour scheme.  i put them all where I can see them from my kitchen, keeping each other company.

 

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 09:33

Another dry sunny day for us gardeners here in Bristol - not that I saw anything needing doing in the Bot. garden on Wednesday.  It is looking immaculate for the Easter big opening which is a sculpture and Art Exhibition Weekend.  That very day they were putting up a dozen or so brown signs so that visitors can find us easily and we had the news we are now on the route of the Sightseeing buses.  With the long term forecast for Bristol being much warmer than normal for April this year a bumper year for visitors is expected.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 16:50

Ah yes they are there to educate in all things botanical like all botanical gardens but being the newest one in the UK Bristol is also a beautiful garden.  When Monty Don visits us in July his talk is called "Why Garden?" and I can think of no more appropriate place to give such a talk.  Just to enter it at any season helps you to leave the cares of the world outside.

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