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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:29

That is a lovely spread of violets,especially when you click on it and it is the right way up.  I'll never understand how those things work.  Good luck with your results Pat.  We have another lovely day in Bristol - dry warm and very sunny.  I hope to plant 20 to 30 red wallflowers today as a start and plant some more bog plants into my bog garden.  Somehow having to use a lot of my saved rainwater seems appropriate on a warm day.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 19:05

Lots of flowers still in the garden today to gladden the heart.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 12:44

I have just changed the water in my dahlias I won in a raffle ten days ago and they are growing another head from the top of the flowers!!!  Really weird and something I have never seen before.  The leaves are all dead so i removed those but those flowers are still growing - definitely.  Here they are before and after.




My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 11:32

Really warm working up the garden this morning,flumpy.  I had to take off my jumper and work in my Tshirt.  My 20 Cloth of Gold wallflowers turned out to be 27 so they are now all planted in a large triangle shape in the new perfume garden which has had its secondary weed clearing.  I hope to get my leeks planted out this week too as the forecast is so good.  Luckily I have loads of rainwater to water them all in with.( my English teacher at school would have thrown me out of the classroom for ending a sentence with TWO prepositions!!!   

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 09:26

Many Happy Returns , nut.  A youngster by my standards!  Have a lovely gardening day.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 08:30

Best wishes for your ultrasound test today Pat.  Getting to it sounds horrendous.  I thought you might be interested in my present from America.  we are just starting another lovely day of what is proving to be an Indian Summer - dry sunny and warm.  I should get a great deal of planting done today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 16:50

Back of the label showing all the thread endings.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 16:45

The bag has a shop barcode on GG.  I will snap the back of the needlepoint work so you can see it and how the three lollipop sticks were used.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 16:13

Herbal bag.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 16:05

Yes, from Pittsburgh, GG.  Very intricate work.The lady is a specialist in herbs and the bag was just lovely too.  I will snap it .

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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