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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 11:11

In my new book there is a list of plants suitable for a Grassless Alpine "Lawn"!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 22:09

Back from the AGS Xmas party where I won three prizes in the raffle - flower arrangement, book and alpine fern.  Here they are.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 16:46

Just watched a pathe film on You Tube of Ann Ashberry making miniature gardens!  It all starte because she only had a balcony but wanted a big garden.  She used real plants - alpines for her miniature gardens.  Very worth watching.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 16:31

Yes Joyce I had to stick to the paths to do my ivy grubbing.  Anne Ashberry has written a book on bottle gardening too so, as  have an empty carboy I sent for that.  I have a feeling some of my Xmas plants in the basket would be suitable for that. The book was only £5 in good condition and P&P free. 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 14:48

Beautiful day for gardening GWRS.  Sun has shone all day.  whacked now!  Hope the shopping goes well.  Lincoln must look beautiful at Xmas.  Ivy was a bit wet!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 09:36

Green wheeliebin just been emptied so i may get out and tackle the ivy that is threatening to crawl all over my miles of paths.  If I push it down well in the bin I should get a great deal in.  Good gardening weather today - mild and dry.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 15:34

I think this may be the best £6.38 I have ever spent, bought from ebay.  I have some of the plants in the comprehensive lists of suitable plants.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 19:44

Good idea GWRS.  My son brought me this lovely basket of indoor plants, chocolates and a card.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 17:27

 I had a lovely Xmas dinner with a Ladies Church Group down in the centre of Bristol today.  The sun shone too.  My eldest son has to work Xmas day so he is coming tonight for his Xmas visit.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 10:49

Oh TY Hazel.  I am reading up about my Miele washing machine .  i can do a half wash if necessary and lots of other things to speed it up!  The extra time is because the machine does not use the hot water from the tap but heats its own water.  The tapestry garden is going to be half way up the very long back garden between two of the rooms so it will be walked on to get up to the Butterfly garden or down to the Middle Beds and is alongside the Potager garden, Joyce.  The shortest wash is 20 minutes!  It is an "Ego" Classic from Miele and very good for saving on electricity.  All the packaging is recyclable too.

Discussions started by happymarion

Adventures in my garden 2018

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Casualties of the weather

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My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

My thread seems to have disappeared so starting a new one to continue the saga. 
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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

My adventures in my Bristol garden in 2017 
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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

About my efforts to entice pollinators with scent to my Garden in Bristol. 
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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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