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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.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 13:51

Wow. fifty shades of grey. Pat!   Well done to your husband for cracking the post pictures code.  And such a stunning picture.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 10:24

Of course New South Wales and six months difference.  How interesting.  Also explains how you have time to trawl through my posts!  If you click the little tree icon you should get started on learning to post pics as it leads you through it.  I only got a computer when I was eighty and had to learn fast but at almost 87 I can cope with most things.  I was born and bred in the hillfoots of central Scotland so grew up used to seeing snow on the hills.  Some years the corries on the peaks were never free of it all year.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 08:39

Yes Fruitcake three semi-bungalows are taking the place of the pub.  They have reached the stage of putting on the roofs.  It has been a bit noisy up in my butterfly garden while demolition and the outsides being built was going on but will be quietr when they are working inside. Rain has arrived as promised so the garden is very wet but the forecast is fine after 11.  I doubt whether it has been enough to fill the waterbutts though.  Pat, no need to join.  The Forum is open to all.  Lots of people read my meanderings and a few feel like chatting so please do.  To catch up on last year's story of my garden just click on to 2014.  On that thread i wrote for the whole year on my doings in my Golden Anniversary celebrations in my garden as I had been tending it for 50 years -51 now..

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 22:11

Hoping for some rain soon,flumpy.  I have some sprouted potatoes I want to plant and some sunflowers for Mr. Fothergills trials that are getting too big to be in the conservatory. I garden 7 days a week if I can.  Take time off now and again for things like Andy Murray playing amazing tennis and the wonderful singers at the Cardiff Young singer of the year.  I choose the same one as the judges tonight!  Lovely long nights for gardening now.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 16:37

Oh I certainly do. All looking immaculate and the new piece of trellis looks great.  The tobacco plant and sweet peas will give you fragrance for all summer long.TY, flumpy.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 11:06

Forgot the honeysuckle.


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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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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Summer has arrived

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