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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 08:41

Colder this morning and heavy rain and strong winds forecast for all day in Bristol so I have switched on the heating again at least for this morning to warm the house up .  Their is standing water on the patio so the rain must have kept the frost at bay.  Any gardening will be done in the conservatory today.  Lots of deadheading needed I see.among the violas and pelargoniums.  I expect most of the Bramleys still on the tree will be knocked down in the strong winds nut the Charles Ross apples usually hang on till gone Xma  Yesterday while I was working out in the garden two squirrels joined me.  They were very busy carrying away the smaller apples, no doubt to dry them somewhere for the winter.  One year at this time I watched one struggling to poke one which was too big under a roof tile next door.  Eventually, he solved it.  He nibbled it , sitting in the gutter till it was small enough to push in.  In Edmonton in Canada I watched squirrels slotting mushrooms to dry in between the logs in my sister;s logpile and inspecting the ones they had done before.  She said as soon as they were dry enough they took them away to store.  Nature can teach us a lot.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 10:55

It has here too GWRS so will get out soon.  This week's offers from Secret Gardening Club have just come into my inbox so ordered some dark purple crocuses and 3x Hosta "Wide Brim".  With my member discount of 10% and no P&P this came to £7.18p!  Yes frost is coming back through the night so good idea to get the bubble wrapping done.  My cold frame is full so must remember to put down the lid late afternoon.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 08:35

Garden very wet this morning so we had some rain through the night.  Forecast for drrizzle and some heavy rain all day so unlikely I will get much done outside.  I did manage to fill up the green wheeliebin yesterday so it will be emptied this morning.  I had to delete from my inbox this morning lots of Black Friday offers, some from nurseries I would not buy from no matter how cheap.

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 14:45

Add a hebe to your list of free standing shrubs and a golden leaved spirea.  Underplant with bulbs.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 14:36

 


 

Perennials all potted or planted in the borders, iris bulbs in their half pot.  I have run out of horticultural grit so experimenting with woodchip mulch on top to keep the squirrels off.  It seems to fool them - no holes in the tulip pots yet and they are their favourites.  My saffron crocuses are doing well.  Have hopes of saffron for Xmas.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 09:08

My new plants arrived just as it was getting dark but I managed to get 3x Stachys "Lilac Falls" potted up and the others put in water for a drink.  The stachys is new to me and the leaves are very fragrant so I came in smelling lovely.  Another one for my perfume garden I think.  It rained a bit through the night but mild, very calm and dry now so outside calls.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 10:49

Good morning GWRS.  Yes it is good day for gardening at least in Bristol as the sun has come out.  I found three Phlomis plants which needed put into the border too so have their three pots spare as well.  Secret garden Club plants just romp away!  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 08:32

Mild again today and rain not expected so should get more work done outside.  My nine new plants and more bulbs may arrive from the Secret Gardening Club today as they were shipped on Monday.  As the bulbs are Iris reticulata I will look out some terra cotta half pans for them.  The nine perennials will have to go in bigger pots no doubt as they are in 9cm pots and usually ready to be potted on.  I have some epimediums which have grown apace and can be planted out from the path so that is three bigger pots solved.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 12:55

I managed to plant 30 Early Glory tulips before lunch and weeded two of the potager raised beds ready to put well rotted horse manure on this afternoon.  I planted two osteospermums and half a dozen polyanthus which had come out of their pots to make way for the tulips into the middle of the beds. After all it is a potager so flowers for pollinators are very welcome.  Easier to do in them than in my wet clay borders.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 08:32

Feels so much warmer this morning - high of 9 degrees promised but we have had some rain through the night so the garden is quite wet.  If it stays dry i should be able to get some more tulips planted in pots.

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