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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 20:10

Second picture is a wild teasel. flumpy.  Ah yes Lyn, the Perfume Garden - heard of it but not read it.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 16:13

Lost you Lyn.  What book? I had four of my 7 children in the sixties so had no time for reading!!! I have been up the garden taking photographs and thinking how autumn colours are showing now.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 12:15

I did my allotted two square metres of perfume garden bed this morning in half the time it took me yesterday.  The rain last night has really softened the soil beautifully.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 08:50

Pat's posts must have great relevance for you flumpy!  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 08:30

 Morning flumpy and evening Pat!  We had some rain through the night by the looks of my damp garden but it is dry out there now and no rain forecast till the evening so I should get more work done on my new perfume garden today.  Shortsighted of your firm flumpy not to look after the health of their workers, especially if they have spent money on training them.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 22:14

Pampered radishes, flumpy.  I guessed you would be very tired starting back to work again.  We had a very wet dreary day in Bristol today and it is still raining so I am expecting lots of rainwater in my butts tomorrow morning.  Reading your post again makes me think you have not got an ergonomically sound working environment.  If you work for a big firm it would be in their interest to make sure their employees can work comfortably without backache, eyestrain or sore ankles.  Otherwise they will have the cost of sick leave to suffer.  A well designed workplace does not cause those pains.

Do you recognise this flowering bush please?

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 14:05

Laurie Google Inula hookeri and you will see long slender leaves and spiky flowerheads just like your picture.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 13:58

It is Pat.  I was cleared of Diabetes 2 after 50 years of being on a diabetic diet and eating at seven, one and seven after the sugar stayed high after the birth of my first child and it was like getting out of prison having the freedom to eat when it suited my work schedule!  Te doctor put it down to my good living - lots of fruit and veg. and exercise.

Do you recognise this flowering bush please?

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 13:52

I think it is Inula hookeri which I have in my garden.  It is a perennial much loved by bumblebees and butterflies.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 11:08

Well the rain did arrive as predicted but I did manage to pick in the ripe plums and a bowl of rose petals for pot pourri before it did.  It is not heavy as yet so do noy expect much in the waterbutts if it stays this way.

Discussions started by happymarion

Trouble posting pictures.

Just noticed today, 24.08.15 
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new series

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

an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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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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Painting what you've grown

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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