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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 15:51

Oh Yes. love Malta.  we used to take the children to Melleiha Bay (spelling?) and one of them loved Gozo so much he has taken his partner there repeatedly.  The people are so friendly - they would invite you into see their garden and give the children pomegranites off the tree.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 12:37

I did have a few drops of rain but kept on going as it was not much so come in for dry clothes and some lunch now.  Looking forward to your houseplant picture, flumpy.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 10:13

Aww that sounds lovely.  It is new to you so definitely a new car.  I have been up the garden to bring down the weeds I collected yesterday to the green wheeliebin which is full again, so they will have to line up now waiting for Friday.  My neighbour has filled in the "windows" in his new wall of three of the sections - all different.  Another three to do.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 08:28

Lots of deadheading to do too, flumpy.  Cloudy today in Bristol and forecast to be breezy.  It is a bit cooler too.  I do hope you are recovering well.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 22:07

No my sunflowers are a trial for mr. fothergill called Titan and all we Nation of Gardeners have to measure how high we can grow them, flumpy.  Tomorrow we may have a little rain but I do have a lot of blackberries to pick and freeze for when the Bramley apples are ready.  

Plum Tree is giving two different fruit

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 18:53

Prune it anytime from now on but not in the winter or you may get silverleaf disease.  I have done mine .

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 18:49

Oh yes Bizzie B my weigela has grown phenominally this year too.  Cuttings take easily and lots of my neighbours have cuttings of mine.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 17:30

When I went back to work after lunch my neighbour was working on his wall which is now looking like a work of art in progress.  He is filling in the "windows" with a pattern, each one different made from copper piping which he says looks super when it goes green.  I will take my verdigris bistro set up there and my bronze leaved heucheras and coppery leaved plants and copper coloured flowers and have a corner of the garden designed to the theme of the wall.

Plum Tree is giving two different fruit

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 17:25

The stock plant will grow much stronger than the grafted plum so will be huge in a few years but will also give you beautiful blossom in the spring.  I let my dual plum just grow and it now has purple, yellow and red plums on it , all delicious but it has grown into a forest sized multi-stemmed tree which is breathtakingly beautiful for many weeks in the spring.  Only if you have a very large garden like I have should you let it have its head.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 14:49

Whacked digging up potatoes but very pleased with the crop = huge potatoes from ordinary "white" potatoes that were sprouting in the supermarket plastic bags so got half price.  Picked up ten to twelve big potatoes from each one I planted.  I must say recycling, reducing and reusing for Bristol Green Capital of Europe year does save you money when I think i paid £20 plus postage for my collection of seed potatoes last year and had nothing like this harvest.

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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