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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 10:15

A personable young man from the Alan Titchmarsh team has just taken off a pot of my sweet peas for the last episode of "Love Your Garden"in the present series.  I answered one of the production team's plea for help to find some on FB.  Here they are waiting for him by the garage and i shall be eagerly watching for them on the program!  Also a pic of an evening primrose just flowered in the driveway and the first flower on a lovely day lily one of my fb friends sent me.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 08:34

Your rabbit Alfie looks lovely, EddieR.  Do ask your husband if he would like to bring you down to Brentry for a visit and I will message you my address.  I have family in Gloucester Rd, Quarrington Rd and Nottingham Rd so know Horfield well.

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 16:56

Not at all inspiring but could improve.  Too repetitive.  The garden looked better before it was tackled.  Whatever happened to all the healthy plants they took out which were disguising the grotty fencing?  I will give it a second chance but if it does not improve I will then forget it.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 11:55

I know Bristol is a very big space but I keep getting amazed by people on the bus when I tell them i am going to the Botanic Gardens at the back of the Downs who say they did not know it existed!  Eddie R if you live near Brentry why not give me a visit? Then you can see my plants in the flesh ( do plants have flesh?), perhaps there is a better metaphor.  Do send me a message.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 11:15

GWRS many congratulations to you both.  Well done.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 10:01

And now for some pics from my friend's tiny garden in inner city Bristol.  The first one is his newest purchase - Pentas lanceolata.  His yellow rose "Molineux" is just beautiful.





My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 09:52

I will now try and post the pics I have been trying to post for ages.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 18:39
Beautiful dry sunny warm weather for Monty Don's lecture which was delightful. As the Director of the Botanic Garden said it was spiritual as well as practical. Well it was Sunday. Do hope the glitch is fixed tomorrow.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 11:30
Nor can you post pictures flumpy. I have reported it to the moderator but got no reply.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 10:28
Fidgetbones. Pat's post has been on before verbatim and some of her former posts so she has been answered. I have no idea why this is happening.

Discussions started by happymarion

Trouble posting pictures.

Just noticed today, 24.08.15 
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Last Post: 02/10/2015 at 03:56

new series

A quite different approach to making over a neglected garden. 
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Last Post: 09/07/2015 at 16:01

My Bristol Garden in 2015

about how I am trying my best to be ecologically friendly in Bristol's year as Green Capital of Europe. 
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Talkback: Using nettles in the kitchen

I too am a nettle lover, Kate. Nettle tea is delicious. You can buy the dried variety if you do not have your own source. 
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Last Post: 23/11/2014 at 10:33

Talkback: Trees for wildlife

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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Last Post: 28/08/2014 at 14:12

Talkback: Tomato blight and potato blight

The "Charlotte" potatoes I an trialling for Mr. Fothergill are harvested from the potato planter bag and being eaten. very delicious and a ... 
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Last Post: 06/09/2014 at 18:57

Talkback: Growing tomatoes outdoors

Growing tomatoes indoors and out is a trial the Nation of Gardeners Project is doing for Mr. Fothergill Seeds. Ferline F1 is included in th... 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 18:21

Talkback: Sowing tomato seed

I have three gems of tomatoes to sow as a participant in Mr. fothergills Trials in the nation of Gardeners project, called "Black Opal". "Pi... 
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My Golden Jubilee Garden 
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Talkback: Autumn goes out in a blaze of glory

My acer seedlings from the Botanic Garden which I weeded are all different colouring - salmon pink, rich toffee, crimson. pale pink and a ve... 
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Last Post: 31/10/2013 at 18:38

clematis in need of identification

an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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Last Post: 12/09/2013 at 19:48

Autumn colour

Celebrating the warm colours of autumn 
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Talkback: Didiscus coerulea 'Blue Lace'

One of my birthday presents was Kalanchoe "Bronze Sculpture" which is commonly known as the Paddle plant but this one has bronze colored tip... 
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Last Post: 05/09/2013 at 03:06

Painting what you've grown

Letting other people see what can be done to immortalise your plants. 
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Last Post: 18/11/2014 at 08:20

Summer has arrived

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