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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 08:46
Still having repeats of your posts Pat. Your pics have arrived but they are very small and will not enlarge. I still cannot post pictures though Basic editor does let me write. However a picture is worth a thousand words so they say so I hope they get the glitch sorted soon. This is the first trouble I have had on my thread apart from the occasional sideways picture. And no troubles at all with my former thread called 2014 which ran for the whole year.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 16:54
Still cannot post pictures. At least we are not having the weather St. Andrews is having for the Open. Gale force winds all day and no golf till at least 6, perhaps 7pm! I think there is some rain forecast for tonight in Bristol so will let that do the watering as I went the long walk to the shops today to stock up.

Nigel leaves twitter, Monty & his last book & the bbc meeting

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 11:53
Monty is giving two talks at the Univ. of Bristol Botanic Garden tomorrow called "Why Garden?" which seems to me a very good title for a book by someone as well known as Monty. The range is enormous from gardening as a child to ecological issues for the sake of grandchildren..

Unable to start new thread on iPad

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 11:09
Me too. I could not even post text to let you all know until I changed to Basic Editor but no photos possible as no menu icons.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 11:04
I have been struggling for ages to be allowed to post. I did it eventually by changing my settings to Basic Editor. There is obviously a glitch on the site. Good weather today here in Bristol so should get some gardening done as the weather has stopped the golf at St. Andrews. I have some pics taken yesterday of my friend's tiny garden. The first picture is of his newest buy of Pentas lanceolata. This is new to me but very pretty. Now I find the menu has gone!!!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 13:12

Hello, Busy-Lizzie. hope all is well with you and your garden.  The water is draining away well at St. Andrews!  Going to be very windy this afternoon.  We had a bit of rain this morning in Bristol but not much and dry and sunny now.  I do hope it is a nice day for Monty Don's visit to the Botanic Garden on Sunday.  Getting near now.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 08:31

Fresher feel this morning but no rain forecast so will get filling up the green wheeliebin with prunings after it gets emptied this morning.  The mountains of bindweed that is flowering beautifully needs pulling out so i can get in to pullout the nettles to let the August rain in to the snowdrop bulbs.  One giant task for one tiny old lady.  I can see me doing it in half hour bursts interspersed with half hour gasps watching the golf in wet and windy St. Andrews.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 19:56

Oh not to worry Pat.  That is something to do with the site.  Flumpy and i have both had it happen occasionally.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 14:36

See what you mean about the colour - lovely.

A Red Hot Mystery!!

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 11:12

Or an Atriplex hortensis?


Discussions started by happymarion

Trouble posting pictures.

Just noticed today, 24.08.15 
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new series

A quite different approach to making over a neglected garden. 
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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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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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