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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 08:42

Rain all over the country today does seem appropriate after what happened in Paris last night.  A symbol of the tears of sympathy being shed for her people.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 22:09

Fine TY GWRS.  Lincoln sounds a nice place to shop - not too big and modern.  I shall do most of my Xmas shopping online or local.  Weather a bit calmer now but yellow warning for heavy rain tomorrow.  With the ground soaked as it is after all the rain today there could be  flooding.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 11:04

Oh my goodness it looks like it has been snowing out in the garden - the hailstones are so thick.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 10:27

Ran out in a lull to bring in the recycling bins before they get blown away and found the usual suspects weathering the storm perfectly.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 10:06

Love your little rainbow Pat and your hills!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 08:44

That is as near a perfect picture as I have seen in a long time - sticking to the golden mean with one third foreground and two thirds background, a lovely diagonal and the story is told just looking at that black cloud approaching the tiny shed and pink and blue flowers.  Well done Pat.  Bristol has been lashed by heavy wind and rain this morning too.  Duck pond outside my kitchen window and our lane has turned into a river just in time for the lollipop lady.  I hope all the children have wellies.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 16:03

Another 60 tulips planted and the green wheeliebin full up.  I picked up a big basketful of Bramleys then pulped them with cinnamon and they are now cooling before they go in the freezer.  The house smells like Xmas.  I filled my second basket with Bramleys and will turn them into three large apple crumbles to go in the chest freezer tomorrow.  Harvest time is such a busy time.  

Warm Autumn

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 11:32

Didn't it just - snow I mean.  I was stuck in the snow in a train going down to London from Edinburgh in 1947 and was stuck in hospital for three weeks with my newborn baby in 1963 because there was no mains water in my house.  All the pipes in the street were frozen.

Warm Autumn

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 10:56

Autumns have stretched three to three and a half weeks longer since fifty years ago according to the government.  we should be saving on heating.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 10:52

Where has my lovely sunshine gone.  I did not realise it was so dark till it started to rain as i was chopping up huge branches of buddlia into the green wheeliebin to be emptied tomorrow.  This was not forecast.  I hope abigail has not decoded to visit more of the country.  Silene of course,Pat.  Grows beautifully all round our coastline..

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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Last Post: 23/11/2014 at 10:33

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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Last Post: 05/09/2013 at 03:06

Painting what you've grown

Letting other people see what can be done to immortalise your plants. 
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Last Post: 18/11/2014 at 08:20

Summer has arrived

Let's share the lovely flowers and veg. in our gardens this summer. 
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