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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 12:58

TY Lyn.  I remember Keith Wiley telling me how much rain you have in Devon, lots more than Bristol!  Been up harvesting strawberries and took some pics, enticed by my Wm Shakespeare, Iceberg and Graham Stewart Thomas roses.




My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 11:11

Good weather there too flumpy.  I have come in for refreshment after a couple of hours hard work.  Some pictures i want to take so, if it is not too bright I will do that to give my back a rest before I start again.  My friend is visiting on Friday so I want the garden all spruce for then as he gave me a great many of the plants in it!  The week after I said i would like a fernery he went to a nursery and came back with eight lovely ferns for me!  He is bringing cosmos on Friday surplus to his requirements so must clear a space for them.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 09:03

My friend visited Stogumber in Devon yesterday which had an open day of 16 gardens and found when he got home in the evening his own neighbourhood (last two pics) was just as lovely.  The Clifton suburb of Bristol looks so lovely in the summer.  The barn is very beautiful in Stogumber.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 08:32

Busy- Lizzie, I hope you had a great time in New York and it was not too hot for you.  When I was there waiting for the Queen Elizabeth to leave in the evening I found it so hot even in the park I went into a huge cinema even although I had seen the film but they had a fashion show on a catwalk during the interval which was from Paris and quite mind blowing.The air conditioning was superb.  I expect you have a lot to catch up with in your garden.  My nettle stings responded to aloe vera well, Thank you.  Another lovely day in Bristol so harvesting some strawberries and picking blackcurrants today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 10:53

I have two exochorda looking lovely right now but would get too wet snapping them.  Many Happy Returns to your father, flumpy.  I have picked in a big bowl of srawberries and wowed at my broad beans which loved the rain and took some pics although everything is very wet.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Brilliant sunshine again this morning and warmer though we seem to have had some rain through the night as the garden is dripping everywhere, certainly a big change from dank yesterday.  Full of beans after a lazy day yesterday so will try not to run out of energy like the English Women's football team did yesterday at the end of their game!  i thought they were going to throw the points away in extra time when their stamina collapsed.  But saved by the whistle and they won.  They certainly played better than in the first match against France when the weather was foul.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 21:55

Lovely pics, BizzieB.  Alchemilla mollis always stars in the rain.  I hope those melons are a success.  I was interested in Monty's failure to create a meadow!  He will see the one we created at the Botanic Garden when he visits next month.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 16:58

It drizzled all day but still not a lot of rainwater in my containers to show for it.  Felt rather cold too so I decided against the pruning job and watched "Suspicion" and "Rebecca" again.  Something so comforting about an old film. It looks like drier weather is on the way so should get some gardening done tomorrow. 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 08:41

You too, BizzieB.  The garden is damp ;it is cloudy but warm; very little rain has collected in my containers but it is still drizzling so I have hopes for more.  Time to go to the shops for milk and eggs I think today.  I may put on my old raincoat and wellies and do some pruning.  The Japanese flowering quince is starting to show its red blossom again and is covered in fruit so needs a lot of attention but that is such a prickly job.  The winter flowering heathers need clipping back as well.  I do enjoy pruning though as I usually can envisage the results having done it for so many years.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 20:07

I had a bowlful with cold custard, Linda - delicious.  I love the white peony too.  We are still waiting for the rain in Bristol so looks like it will hit us through the night.

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