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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 15:31

Oh thank you Pat.  I have been caring for my garden for over 51 years now and have acquired quite a variety.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 13:19

Oh the garden did love that rain we have and now it is buzzing with insects in the sunshine.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 10:35

No, small strawberries grown for flavour not size.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 08:45

Yes flumpy my plums are luscious.  I too have lots more strawberry flowers so even they are giving a second crop this year.  I also have my first woodland strawberry ripening on one of the two strawberry plants I am trialling for Bob Flowerdew (he of the pigtail who is on Gardeners Questiontime and writes books and in the Amateur Gardening Mag).  Looking forward to tasting that.  Bristol is sparkling in the sunshine too and I expect to get loads done in the garden today.  Lots of seeds to sow as well as weeding and planting to do and plum trees to prune.  Youngest son visiting this weekend so more birthday goodies and some help in the garden.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 22:32

Oh it did that with Pat's messages for weeks!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 20:05

Everything is drying up in Bristol now flumpy as the rain has been stopped for some hours - all gone eastwards.  Forecast for next four days is fine and dry so should be able to get lots of weeds out.  Glad things are moving on the workmen front.  Hope it is all sorted before you have to go back to work.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 15:49

Oh dear Can you call him to see when he can come?

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 14:20

Yellow plums are the gourmet's plum.flumpy.  They taste much sweeter and more flavourful than purple plums.  Difficult to find in the shops though and dear.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 14:02

Oh my goodness my Maid Marion Rose has arrived.  The smell when i opened the bo was beautiful and then I was gasping at the sight of it .  Here it is beside the myrtle tree I had for my birthday and close-ups of its flowers and the flowers of the myrtle which are opening daily.  I thinkI shall start a perfume garden and they shall be the first inhabitants.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 12:28

Rain stopped momentarily so sped up the garden emptying pots as I went and picked some of my yellow plums.  Ambrosia!


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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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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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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