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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 11:37

Courier brought me 24 sweet william plugs which are now potted up and should be ready to go out in the garden beside the new wall flowers in the perfume garden.  I have a delivery of winter heather still to come.  I must get up the garden now and tidy up a bit for weekend visitors.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 08:47

That is so lovely,Pat.  Pretty colour and leaves.  Another splendid gardening day in Bristol weatherwise and forecast to continue all next week.  Looks good for autumn clearing up and spring bulb planting.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 22:38

My friend has been gardening all day in his tiny front and back garden and amused himself by sending me pictures of his salvaged rose and planted pine cones.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 19:33

JUst in case anyone was wondering - for gerbera read gazania!!!!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 17:02


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 16:58

GWRS that sounds like more grass killer than weed killer to me.  What a shame.  The green capitals do not repeat so I am hoping Bristol will just go from strength to strength ecologically speaking like others before them have done.  The award brought quite a lot of money with it to insulate houses and renew boilers etc so the rewards will go on and on in reduced heating bills and lower carbon emissions for years.  I have just taken a lovely picture of one of my gerberas - i must post it.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 12:16

Sorry about the repeat of my yellow poppy picture - I really must have an early lunch as weariness is showing.  Two things I noticed on my safari; The Chelsea chop does work on sedum spectabile if you want late flowers to feed the butterflies in October and yellow sunflowers look knock- out against Oxford Blue paint.  It is nearly nine months into Bristol's Year as Green Capital of Europe and I am very pleased with my contributions.  The biodiversity in my garden has increased a great deal since I joined the Secret Gardening Club with their policy of eco-friendly packaging and I have managed without coach trips to pollute with diesel fumes all year.  My produce is and has been appreciated by friends and family and me - no food miles at all and all organic.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 12:05

Oh my goodness I took my camera for a walk up the garden to stretch my legs after a marathon session of potting up and was blown away by the beauty og it and that is before the acers come into their own.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 09:25

That looks good Pat.  We do not seem to be having a MacMillan coffee morning near me this year GWRS which is a pity as my eldest daughter is a MacMillan nurse and I usually support it.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 08:46

GG, well done to your mother still gardening at 94.  I hope you have inherited her genes for longevity and love of gardening.  Oh Pat you seem to be having more than your fair share of stomach problems.  I hope it settles soon.  Not a very good start to your spring weather either which cannot help.  I did not get all my new plants potted up yesterday so more to do today, but no rain forecast for today, just sunshine and warm.  And for the next week it seems so looking forward to getting lots of planting done. 

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Trouble posting pictures.

Just noticed today, 24.08.15 
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new series

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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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