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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 08:53

A splendid day  for gardening promised and, as it is one week till my open day it will be full steam ahead.  On the tour of inspection this morning I met the dark brown fox again  a cursory glance who just gave me as he passed making for my back gate so he will know m next time we meet.  I was pleased to see the colour showing on my purple rhododendron which has loads of buds.  The yellow one has already opened and the white one.  I came back with an armful of weeds which came out easily after the rain we had yesterday.  To work now.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 17:14

Just before it bucketed down with rain I managed to get some pics of my garden in Chelsea Week.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 15:55

Works of art there, BizzieB.  TY so much .  I especially like the third one down.  Yes the weigela has been phenominal this year.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 08:47

Not a good weather forecast for today, although it is sunny at the moment.  It is blustery however by the look of the trees bending away in the garden.  I still have a lot to do in the conservatory and the 16 tomatoes already potted up need watering now.  Lovely to hear from you, Bizzie B.  I hope you got lots of interesting pictures.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 14:20

Very blowy here although the rain has stopped.  I have watched the first five show gardens on the Red Button.  I do hope it is nicer weather in Chelsea for her Majesty's visit.  Perhaps she will wear her snazzy hairnet if it is very blowy, much more sensible than those big hats.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 09:14

The garden is soaking wet and rain forecast till lunchtime and heavy again this evening and for the next two days so the waterbutts will be filling up again.  My soakaway is overflowing again so water table is high in my garden.  Luckily with a garden all planted up so lushly and most of my paths permeable there is no danger of flooding.  Interesting that the RHS are devoting Chelsea to the subject of flooding caused by concreted front gardens.  I shall have a look at the first five show gardens today.  Tidying in the conservatory is all i will be able to do in this weather.

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 20:04

Well done, Lizzie.  Lovely pics.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 17:27

And remember the orchid I had given me at Xmas last year?  Here it is on its last three flowers.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 17:25

Bad weather forecast for tomorrow so snapped away up the garden this afternoon.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 11:12

oh dear that is bad flumpy.  Hope you feel better soon.

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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