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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.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 14:06

Lots of cards and ecards, parcels and telephone calls;flumpy.  Two of my visitors are coming at the weekend to have a longer visit.  The assistant producer was asked to provide a large pot of sweet peas for the episode tonight but could not find any in any garden centre or nursery so she put out a cry for help on Facebook which I saw and answered.  She said they could collect anywhere between London and Dorset and as  am half way I sent her a picture and she sent a colleague with a van to collect it.  Sweet peas were the favourite flower of someone dear to the family who had just died.  Mine were Heritage variety and smelled delightful.

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 12:57

Thank you, Cathy43, and oh I am 4thPanda.TY.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 12:47

Tonight at 8pm on ITV my sweet peas should be in a garden Alan Titchmarsh and his team are making for a young family in Dorset.    Do try and spot them.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 12:16

I can still see where it was hacked when I polish it, thirty or so years on!  Glad it is all sorted.

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 12:12

Oh, Leslie K I had a pretty pair of gardening gloves like that in one of my birthday parcels.  And some flower seeds arrived in one of my cards in the post too - a proper gardener's birthday cake!  Love the picket fence.  TY so much and you too David K.

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 11:02

TY Fritillary.  Love fritillaries.

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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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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Last Post: 18/11/2014 at 08:20

Summer has arrived

Let's share the lovely flowers and veg. in our gardens this summer. 
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