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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 19:07

Helleborus argutifolius and a pretty pink one in among the bergenias.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 18:54

Now the hellebores - from pure white to almost black and all shades in between.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 18:35

Oh such a beautiful afternoon in the Botanic Garden and of course there were mind blowing things to see as there always is.  i shall show you first the pink Magnolia cambellii which I fell head over heels in love with and even snapped its reflection in the lake.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 13:06

I have just had my April copy of my GWmag. and read my letter about my children's enjoyment in the garden.  Lots of lovely ideas for containers in an extensive article there too, flumpy1.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 10:33

Such good growing weather - wet through the night again but sunny and dry now.  As I am going to the Botanic Garden this afternoon when cloud is forecast it should be ideal to get some good pics of the spring flowers.  The camera battery is on charge and i shall clear my memory card in anticipation.  I know there will be sights to blow your mind there.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 12:48

I really must sieve my garden soil for tiny bulbs like chionodoxa before i use it to top dress my pot plants!  See second picture above.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 12:45

Now the weather has decided Bristol needs some showers of rain so I brought my camera indoors.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 11:12

Is that not beautiful?  Osteospermums will flower and flower for you in your container.  They come in lots of lovely colours so take your pick.  i prefer the big statement - all the one colour.  I have just come in for coffee after cutting down my miscanthus and pruning a few roses.


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 10:30

I studied Latin for six years and the latinised botanical names make sense to me as they tell you a lot about the plant and its family.  The true Latin pronunciation is not to accent any syllable any more than the others.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 10:25

It is a very fine morning in Bristol but quite damp up the garden as we had some rain in the night but I have already repotted my calla lily which came Mothering Sunday and found a ceramic pot the same shade as its beautiful burgundy flowers to put the plastic pot into.  It has three flowers open and four buds already.  My collection of plants to sell at Easter at the Botanic Gardens for their funds is growing daily.  I am going to tea with the staff tomorrow afternoon so should be able to arrange transport for them.  If the weather is suitable I will take my camera to get spring pictures before the hordes arrive.

Discussions started by happymarion

new series

A quite different approach to making over a neglected garden. 
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Last Post: 09/07/2015 at 16:01

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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Last Post: 06/09/2014 at 18:57

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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picture difficulties

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