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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 14:54

Oh my gosh the parcel postman has just brought me six trays of spring bedding plugs.  I have already had 80 plants from the first box of that order so now have 380 from my order of 270 - in four varieties,  Who is going to have a spectacular spring show next year then?  I potted up 50 straight away but eariness took over so will try to do 50 each day from now on.  He also brought 50 leek plants but they can wait to go out in the potager as they have more soil round their roots.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 12:15

Yes, GWRS, do cut off any old leaves as they can harbour disease in the winter and affect the plant in the spring.  Cutting them off will also let more light and rain  into the new leaves which will soon appear.  I am glad you like my pics.  I do enjoy photography.  i find it is like having a third eye - you notice things better when you are snapping them.  I have just put the fiftieth tender plant into the conservatory.  Loads more to do but I am whacked now as some were very heavy.  Here is windowsill no.4 now full up.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 11:23

One of my two woodland strawberry  plants I was trialling for Bob Flowerdew via MR. Fothergills trials for Nation of Gardeners is showing lovely autumn colour so I will put it in my spinney to fight it out with the vinca.  If it likes it there it can spread to its heart's content.  They both have hundreds of runners on.  The garden is a bit damp but full of lovely flowers and berries.  My pink hibiscus has opened its buds and there are loads of rosehips.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 10:05

Third windowsill took 11 plants in out of the cold into the conservatory.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 09:13

Lovely sunny morning in Bristol and we only had a sprinkling of rain yesterday after having a Yellow warning for heavy rain from the Met. Office.  It was noticeably colder when I got up this morning though so will step up my efforts to get in the more tender plants. just in case frost threatens.  I find even moving some a few metres nearer the warmth of the house walls helps.  Anyway I will try to get another 25 into the conservatory today to join the 25 already happily accommodated.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 22:18

I hope you have a good night's sleep, Pat.  My friend was afraid the stormy weather would damage his salvias so he picked in the flowers.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 12:36

New plants have arrived and been potted up and labelled.  The liriope in the front has a flower bud so it will be my pollution-busting house plant.




My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 11:06

Look carefully and you can see my image as I take the picture - well I did clean the windows last week!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 10:46

Second windowsill in my conservatory now full up - only three more to go including the very long one.  Then I start on the floor and the table!


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 10:04

Expecting my next delivery of 9 perennial plants from the Secret Gardening Club between 11.22 and 12.22 this morning!  Such wonderful delivery service from DPD. I do hope they get here in the dry.  My first windowsill in my clean conservatory is now full up for the winter.  Lots more to come in.



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