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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 20:16

Many Happy Returns, flumpy1.  I hope you have had lots of gardening presents!  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 09:20

Oh by the way I have a letter published in the April edition of the GW mag.  I have had the remuneration but not the magazine yet.  TY GW mag!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 09:01

Divided opinion on the monster pics then.  Thank you both.  I was suspecting it was the number of pics that was causing the trouble!  More gardening today as no rain forecast till dark here.  A tip about getting early tulips - just leave them in situ.  These were all planted two years ago and flowered at the normal time suggested on the packaging their first year.  I left them to die back naturally and this year they have appeared and all bloomed again a month early.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 20:52

A very busy day in the garden - green wheeliebin stuffed.  I shall sleep the sleep of the just tonight.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 14:43

Yes I did see the oil subsidy to try and keep the SNP members sweet and growled in disapproval.  The education system was so good in Scotland when I was there that if one industry like the woollen industry faltered there were others to take their place and the workforce trained to work in them.  It is a very tough life on the oil rigs anyway.  Yes I have lots of dandelions to bring up trace elements from the subsoil with their long tap roots and brambles galore for eating with my Bramleys.  My garden is totally organic and pleasurable so weeds are as welcome as exotics.  Everything is given a site to suit it but lots find their own niche.  I have four grapevines that get smothered in grapes - lots are eaten fresh, lots made into juice and once made wine.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 13:33

Another monster picture!!!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 13:29

Wallflower coming into bud too!



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 12:53

Oh what a wonderful morning in my garden - so much work done and lots of plants ready for the plant sale at the Bot. Gardens at Easter and my garden is Fifty shades od yellow with the kerria and forsythia in full bloom now and the cowslips and primulas self seeded everywhere , so I had to get my camera out .  I will edit them after some much needed nourishment.  My appetite has returned with a vengeance.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 09:01

Another day of glorious weather for gardening i promised which I am looking forward to making good use of.  I think there is room in the green wheeliebin for the rest of the prunings from the hardy fuchsias and the hydrangeas. We will see progress at teatime no doubt.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 18:49

Tears(of joy) were running down my cheeks at the lovely concert i went to in the Victoria Rooms in Bristol this afternoon.  It was my first concert since I had my hearing aids and I had been feeling so down with the new medication that I could honestly say my spirits soared with the music from the choir.  Bristol University have a very big, excellent choir and the accompanist was magnificent.  The sun shone all day so if it does tomorrow I will feel so motivated to get lots done in the garden.  I saw pictures of my garden up on the stage full screen at the interval taken when I opened for the Friends' Funds and my neighbour said it looked like a Botanic garden.  well a lot of my plants did come from there!

Discussions started by happymarion

My Bristol Garden in 2015

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