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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 12:31

Rain through the night is helping enormously.  No pots needed watering today which saved me some time and energy.  It was a bit warm digging out long taproots of docks despite the breeze.  More potatoes being planted this afternoon and some tomatoes put into their permanent pots .

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 08:39

Bristol had some showers through the night so the garden is well watered which means easier weed pulling once more.  It really is ideal gardening weather, butthe forecast says all down hill on Thursday again when it will revert to cold and wet through the day, so no slacking today and tomorrow.  Some tomato plants are ready to be potted up so I shall take some compost in to the conservatory and do that on Thursday when I have recovered from Moliere's "Tartuffe" at the Tobacco Factory on Wednesday night.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:11

I think you have written that wrong flumpy .  Sweet peas are not edible.  They are sweet smelling flowers!  Have you grown some peas perhaps sugar peas you are thinking of. called mangetout which you eat raw in salads?  Anyway if the packet said sweet peas they are flowers and must not be eaten.  There are flowers that are OK to eat and brighten up salads like chive flowers and nasturtium flowers, violets and daylilies, but not sweet peas.  They are for lovely bunches to scent the house.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 16:46

Lovely sunshine now.  The hawthorn blossom is out so I could garden without my coat as I could "cast a clout".  I do love those classy tulips with painted rims.  The black centaurea "Jordy" is blooming and the peony


 flower is now quite white and huge.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 12:53

Oh my goodness is it a case of "Warm May showers bring June flowers"?  I have rosebuds showing their colour which is just as well as the labels seem to have all disappeared.  The bindweed in the spinney is miles long it seems.  Still all my paths should be cleared before my open day and as I go I am clearing anything prickly away from them.  Great strawberry crop for Wimbledon it looks like too.  I love to sit watching it on telly with a bowl of my own strawberries and icecream.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 09:29

I do hope so flumpy  Oh those brambles!  I do love their fruit but i had to cut my long hair last week as I kept being caught up in mine! Still short hair dries quicker.  Looks like a dry day here, sunnier in the afternoon.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 20:42

Flumpy, do you mean the two tulips?  sorry I do not know their name as they were on their second year from my friend's planting last year.  The big pale pink flower is a tree peony which is supposed to have red and white striped flowers but i am still waiting for that to happen.  i have had all white, all pink like this one, all red all on the same plant but no stripey ones!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 16:05

Such pretty things up my garden to photograph today.


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 11:27

This C.montana is entwined with a bourbon rose which is white and very scented and is just beginning as the six weeks flowering from the C.montana finishes.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 11:09

Good morning flumpy.  Good gardening weather here as I thought so first big load of weeds now in the green wheeliebin.  The clocks appeared on a load of dandelions overnight!  I will catch up on the service when it is too dark to work outside and look out for your colleague' neighbour.  It is a very small world since the internet arrived!  TY for the hugs but nostalgia even if sad is good for you when you are my age.  We did manage to have a good time in the thirties despite the poverty.  Disease was the great killer then.  In Scotland where I grew up it was TB, typhoid and diphtheria which decimated my friends and family.  After the war the NHS was a great life-saver.  My father got TB and was cured and lived on to be 91.

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