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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 10:51

Thank you Snow,  Same to you.  I never forget it or Burns night!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 09:36

That sounds good, flumpy - implies my new perfume garden will perfume the whole half acre!  Which it might do actually!  I already have a lot of herbs that perfume the potager where I grow my vegetables and lavender in large pots all round the garden as well as rosemary in lots of corners.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 08:50

I think something along the lines of "2016 - my new perfume garden and onwards.".  There will be so much that is new in my garden next year that I am looking forward to writing and photographing it immensely.  The bulbs promise to be sensational for a start and all my new perennials.  GWRS the great delivery day is today - some things like the groceries I only ordered yesterday.  We have another yellow warning of strong winds again today,flowers, so I am not likely to be out in the garden - too dangerous when a huge bramley or a hunk of tree could fall on you.  It is also very wet and still raining but very mild so I have switched off the heating.  I bet the climate change talks in Paris will fail to mention how much fuel could be saved if people went back to doing things by hand or at least body power.  Gardeners could do without things like lawns that need lawnmowers.  Just think of the carbon emitted by the factories that make those.  Long grass full of wild flowers that can be cut by the kitchen scissors appeals much more to me!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 16:29

Starting on New Year's day, Verdun!

Holly Bush Flowers

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 11:24

Hello Linda.  Yes you need both sexes.  My mail bush is flowering for the second time now but the females are covered in berries with no flowers so looks like you have a male.  You can buy females covered in berries right now.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 11:20

 have just done my monthly grocery shop online - coming tomorrow 12.00 - 2pm.  So enticing as the Xmas stock is now instore!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 08:54

Oh ladies it is blowing a gale in Bristol and we have a yellow warning for strong winds till 10 tonight.  Heavy rain forecast for the afternoon too.  My nose will not be out the door today.  The weeds compliment that purple love in the mist beautifully Pat.  I have found a few packets to scatter in the spring as I only had two very pale blue ones seeding last year and they are so pretty.The pictures on the paclets show pink, purple and all shades of blue so I am hopeful.  The wind is howling down my chimney like banshees so i think some music is called for.

plants in pots as windbreaks

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 21:42

How about box and the Xmas box - sarcoccca?  Both grow quickly.  Put a few rocks in the bottom of the pot before you put in the soil to anchor it but make sure that is where you want it to be permanently.  Otherwise Yew and picea glauca are good evergreens.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 21:18

That is beautiful, Pat   Thank you.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 16:58

Glad to give some cheer, ladies!

Discussions started by happymarion

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

About my efforts to entice pollinators with scent to my Garden in Bristol. 
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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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2014

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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