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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 09:54

Yes I must sweep up the leaves on the drive too if the wind does not blow them all into the road as wet leaves on a slope can be an invitation for a fall.  I find my first priority at falling leaves time is getting them off my alpines as they do not appreciate a wet covering so every dry interval will see me scooping lime leaves off heathers and beech leaves off gentians.The "To Do" list is getting longer and longer!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 09:03

Yes strong winds in Bristol forecast for next couple of hours , flowers.  We seem to have had heavy rain in the night as I have a duckpond outside the kitchen.  The soakaway is not soaking away too so the water table is very high.  But deadheading in the conservatory this morning it was very mild indeed so new heater is not needed yet.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 16:01

This week's order from the Secret Gardening Club has arrived as well .  Three lovely large Helleborus niger which I think i will grow on in the conservatory as they will be flowering soon and four fine lots of bulbs.  I certainly am doing my bit for biodiversity with all my new plants.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 14:57

My plants from the Secret Gardening Club have just arrived and though late are all in good condition.  Their bulbs are all of good size so should flower next year.  I think I will plant Crocus "Romance" which is an early cream one in a shallow terra cotta bowl on the kitchen patio table where it will be sheltered from the worst of the weather.  Tulipa "Princess Irene" will be planted in a bed of my new forget me nots in the Perfume garden.  The white pinks are superb plants which can be planted straight out as well as the bare root pink double asters and the Helenium "Pipsqueak"  All the perennials come in threes so need quite a large piece of border and they will all have to be planted with me firmly on the path as the soil is now so wet but that is OK as I will want to see them nearby next year anyway.  Oh do stop raining.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 11:30

Forgot the pics!  Must stop singing and concentrate.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 11:22

I always cheer myself up by singing and sometimes dancing when I cannot get out in the garden so I spread my tulips out and paired and separated some for single variety in pot on the spare room bed singing "Tiptoe through the Tulips" and counting the big pots required - eight so osteospermums will have to go into the border,  Then a knock on the door so stopped singing to welcome my new conservatory fan heater - my little seven year old one conked out at the end of last winter.  This new one is gaily blasting out heat at full throttle for 15 minutes as per instructions to get ris of new smell. then I will set it to keep the conservatory above 5degrees.  Of course I am feeling much better now I am beautifully warm.  Must remember that the next time I have withdrawal symptoms.  Here are the tulip bulbs and the smart new heater (£55 no P&P, twenty weeks to pay with no interest).



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 09:34

Saw the news flash about tornadoes and heavy rain in the Eastern states, Pat.  Melbourne and Victoria seem to have had it bad.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 09:01

I did not venture out at all in the garden yesterday and no plants arrived so I now have a serious case of withdrawal symptoms as the forecast is for rain all day again today!  Ah well there should be some parcels to open today,  Aquilegias do their own thing all around my garden too Pat, but they are such a lovely plant.  I like flower and foliage.  Perhaps the rain will be gone by Monday for Fruitcake's visit.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 08:37

Not yet, flowers but the council's priority is to finish the work for the 1,200 families which were left without any heating or insulation.  Luckily it is still very mild in Bristol and no one has needed to switch on their heating yet.  Forecast is for wet but mild weather for the next week too.  The garden is looking very wet this morning and more rain is forecast for today till the evening but I still have the umbrella up on the patio so can plant tulips into their pots under that as long as it does not get very windy.  I am expecting a delivery of plants from the Secret Gardening Club this morning too, including white carnations for my perfume garden.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 16:07

Forgot its picture with the lovely flowers on top.


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