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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 16:49

Heavy rain tomorrow flumpy, I'm afraid.  Even some thunder and lightning forecast.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 11:34

I had warned my son it would be a weepie but we had been through the sad story before when a young friend of ours died of Motor Neuron Disease leaving a young wife and two tiny girls and seeing how brave Rachel was and the pleasure Andrew had watching his son's delight in their new garden kept away the tears, flumpy.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 10:37

I have had a lovely message from Rachel Drake thanking me for the sweet peas which she says are even more beautiful now with lots of flowers and smelling wonderful and reminding her of her mother whose favourite flowers they were.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 08:57

Glad you are comfortable again Pat.  Such a struggle to grow veg. in frost though.  My last visitor, son no 3 went after 10pm.  He watched the Love Your Garden program with me and is paying for a Maid Marion Rose from David Austen for me as One of my FB friends sent me it with her birthday greetings and I fell in love with it.  Dentist visit this morning so have to get a move on.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 23:01

FB friends have sent me two pictures of my sweet peas - one from the assistant producer is rather dark but shows them before the final filming where they were as in the secong picture, in front of the workshop shed which had the log art on it and on the left of the picture.


Myrtle Communis in a pot

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 16:20

Yes I think it would prefer to be south facing.  Such a pity we cannot ask the plants but you never know - latest research seems to have shown plants have intelligence!  Thank you for the compliment Verdun - you flatterer, you, but I must say having seen how beautiful my friend's one was i researched the species.  Now I have one of my own I aim to have it looking as good as his in a few years time.  He has had to lift the canopy of his!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 15:32

Some of my flowers, cards and presents.  I am sitting sipping lovely coffee made with ground coffee my friend sent me in the post as the courier delivered my myrtle tree from him.  He also sent a lovely card by the post as well as a musical ecard.  He is a firm believer in supporting the old ways!

 The nightie from my daughter under the beautiful paperweight cum perfume bottle is the same colour as my damask tablecloth so I can now disappear by standing in my new nightie in front of the kitchen table!  No I have not been at my new bottles of wine.

Myrtle Communis in a pot

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 15:24

Try taking off the top layer of soil as much as you can and replace with good loam based compost or even better JI no3 and if no improvement try foliar feeding.  It would be so much better planted out in the garden I think.

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 15:09


Thank you WW and Susan.  Here is a picture of some of my cards and presents.  

Myrtle Communis in a pot

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 14:15

This needs Mediteranean conditions.  I have just been given one for my birthday which will come out of its pot and into a sheltered place in the garden , south facing, in moist but free draining soil.  I hope to get a tree from it.  In a pot it needs loam based compost.  Yellow leaves does sound as if the plant is lacking nourishment, probably from overwatering if the pot is free draining.

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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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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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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