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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 22:29

Well done, flumpy you are going to have a fine show.  Those yellow tulips were in my friends window boxes last year and this is their second showing.  I shall plant them out in the garden and let them naturalise now.  Amazing how they all flowered again.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 11:35

I do love this Recycle, Re-use fever that has gripped Bristol since it became Green Capital of Europe but my goodness it does pile on the work.  one of the fourteen terracotta pots that arrived with the family bearing gifts last night has been planted up only (small pittosporum and two yellow pansies) only 13 more to go.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 09:05

A tad cooler this morning because of the east wind but still forecast to reach 15 which is fine for gardening as it is dry.  No need to do any cooking as I did a lot too much for my dinner party last night so have plenty of leftovers.  Just as well as I get very hungry out in the garden all day now my appetite has returned.  Definitely will need to do some watering today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 22:00

 No GW for me tonight yet flumpy as it was the AGM of the Bristol group of the Alpine Garden Society tonight.  Will catch up on Iplayer tomorrow.  My son and his partner came to supper and brought me a huge pile of terracotta pots, some very large which I will fill with osteospermums.  Some of the manure will be trundled up to the potager too.  One of the members got a second prize in a flower show with one of my plants I had taken to the raffle!  It is good to know they go to good homes where they are treasured.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 14:21

My lady from the country has just brought me 20 bags of well rotted horse manure - a job for my new wheelbarrow!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 12:06

Oh my goodness my friend's tulips match his election candidate's poster!  And the "Queen of the Night" tulips I planted up for his birthday in January have flowered.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 10:38

Tour of inspection revealed potatoes above ground.  Masses of flowers on all three vatieties of blackcurrants and red currants.  Pear blossom fully out joining the plum and apple blossom just breaking.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 08:56

Another good day for gardening but must not overdo things as it is the AGS AGM tonight . But I do want to get as much done in the garden as I can while the weather is good as things are moving on the energy saving front.  I had a call from the contractors appointed by Warm Up Bristol yesterday who are to install my new Combi boiler and the engineer is coming to measure up next Wednesday.  No rain on the horizon for next week so shall keep an eye on newly planted stuff in case they need watering.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 14:21

TY Verdun.  Lovely gardening day in Bristol today so my new sempervivums have all been given a good home and the green wheeliebin is full up ready to be emptied tomorrow morning.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 11:49

Warm working but cooler in my spinney which is really very lush at the moment.  New plants all doing well and mid season and late tulips beginning to open their buds.  The oodles of wall flower I have are smelling delightful in the heat.


Discussions started by happymarion

Trouble posting pictures.

Just noticed today, 24.08.15 
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new series

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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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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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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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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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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'

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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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