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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:29

Busy-Lizzie, it is very cold on the hands, feet and nose out there so in for a hot coffee to warm me up.  i think I will start tidying the patios for my Open Day.  Scrubbing tables and chairs will warm me up and I can empty the spent compost from pots lurking in corners and use it in my bog garden.  You have a good rest and you will enjoy your garden even more when you are reinvigorated by a rest and it is reinvigorated by the rain. We are promised some rain for the holiday weekend.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 08:51

A bit cloudier this morning but also a bit warmer and no sign of the frost we were warned about in Bristol.  Better day for taking photographs that is what I will be doing when I have worked my way through my list of gardening jobs.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 17:06

It was very cold on the hands today but I got there and green wheeliebin now put out to be emptied tomorrow morning.  We have rain forecast for the holiday weekend but tomoorrow looks like a fine day for gardening and taking pictures.  Mt sunflower seeds "Titan" from Mr. Fothergill which I sowed on 25.04.15 have germinated and joined the cosmos seedlings.  An Aquilegia clematiflora brought to me by a FB friend who visited last year has its first bud so looking forward to seeing that open.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 10:58

Heinz tomatoes and Cherry Belle pricked out and spent compost taken up to the bog garden which is a good place to put it as all the plants in there want is lots of rain.  I wheeled it up in the new wheelbarrow as even a large old washing up bowl full of compost is a struggle for me to carry far without getting breathless.  No bother at all with the wheelbarrow.  Found some more sprouted potatoes from last year's crop in the back of the garage so will get them planted up.    After a cup of coffee.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 09:12

Another good gardening day although a little chilly.More seedlings needing pricked out and wheeliebin to fill up ready for emptying tomorrow.  Must pick and freeze some rhubarb too.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 20:10

Back in winter clothes because the wind was so icy despite the brilliant sunshine, flumpy.  Better tomorrow methinks but frost is forecast for Thursday night.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 13:55

With great difficulty because of the bright sun casting shadows i photographed the koi carp in the pools at the garden up the road which had a fete for charity.  Easier to photograph the plants!


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 08:43

Quite a puddle outside the kitchen door this morning but it is forecast for the rain to clear away to the east this morning and it is looking brighter already which is good as I have a garden party to go to this afternoon for two charities.  Still feels cold but have not been as unfortunate as my daughterin Ballymena who has lost all her tomato plants to frost.  We will all have to look out on Thursday night as frost is forecastfor the whole country then.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 13:19

Bristol Tool Co. got my replacement bolt (to replace the one with a dodgy thread) for my wheelbarrow in the post this morning so have been enjoying myself trundling up and down my paths with heavy pots .  My scented geranium is smelling terrific now as I take off its withered leaves ready to put it out in the garden after threat of frost gone.  The cosmos seeds I sowed on Saturday are up and very good germination percentage.  All things growing apace despite the cold.  Lovely sunshine today.



The history of the land we call our garden.

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 11:21

My bungalow was built in 1928 on a farmer's field which was called the spring field so the name of the bungalow is "Springfield"  So far I have not found a perhaps it is named after the season.  I do have loads of spring flowers.  My boys used to dig up bones, mostly fox or cat which they gave dinosaur- like names to. and displayed in their "Museum".

Discussions started by happymarion

Trouble posting pictures.

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

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Summer has arrived

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