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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 12:01

I rely on the experts at the Botanic Gardens for identification as they have lots of books in the University library at their disposal Pat.  I am going there tonight for a lecture by a Professor from Toronto.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 08:50

You have a Woolworth's still!  Long gone in the UK, Pat.  I think my eucalyptus is E. globulus.  We have a collection of Western Australian plants in the Bristol Botanic Garden as part of the Mediterranean type of plants collection but NSW is probably quite different.  I remember Monty doing a series once where he visited some Australian gardens.  I remember some were influenced by the settlers of old.  We have another brilliant day in Bristol so feel the warmth!  I will take a picture of my eucalyptus for you and post it when it is not quite so bright.  It looks great when the bark is peeling and the new trunk shines out red in the evening light.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 21:06

That's what I thought Busy-Lizzie and felt so sorry for the parts of the country that are not getting the brilliant sunshine we are having.  Thnak you Linda.  Gazanias were new to me last year and i could not believe the range of colours and how many months they flowered for and then to top it all they came through the winter unscathed and started all over again.  If you look back at the beginning of my thread I have pictures of them flowering in January.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 14:49

My orange gazania had barely two open flowers this morning but the brilliant sunshine has enticed it to open seven now.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 10:47

A few more pics.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 10:37

Got my breath back after harvesting strawberries by taking some pictures of the colour combinations in the garden, though the spider took my breath away again.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 08:56

Another brilliant day weatherwise so should get a lot more weeds into the green wheeliebin.  I am looking forward to visiting the Botanic Garden tomorrow for Professor Stephen Barrett's lecture called "Modern plant exploration and the discovery of novel floral diversity".  That sounds like it could be really mind blowing.  He is from the Ecology Dept. of Toronto university.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 08:33

Lovely birds Pat.  Bring you a bit of colour in the middle o winter like our robins do.  I love my huge Blue gum eucalyptus in my garden but have not painted them as yet.  Love painting in watercolour too.  Well done on your prize.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 23:57

Well done, England - our women are through to the quarter finals of the World Cup - energetic to the last minute too!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 22:57

Linda, that bowl of flowers is just beautiful.  Love your welcome sign flumpy, not so sure about the brilliant but I do try my best.  Half time at the Women's World Cup and no goals score yet.  i do hope the English girls have enough stamina in what seems like a very hot evening.

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