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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 16:24

My goodness it goes dark quickly and feels cold when the sun goes behind a cloud!  Time for a hot cup of tea.  The daffodils, tulips, crocuses and chionadoxa my friend gave me are all planted now and I moved one shrub and weeded about a couple of metres of chippings path.  Conservatory plants all deadheaded and necessary watering attended to.  None of my birds made an appearance but when I was picking up Bramleys in the spinney I found out why when the fox emerged and fled.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 09:25

You too Snow.  I do have a very large winter jasmine in the front garden now flowering and smaller ones in the back from cuttings.  That pink rose is a very old Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother rose .  I have eight of them and often pick flowers at Xmas.  It is warmer today in Bristol and very sunny.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 08:35

The last one is oxalis,flowers in the rain, common name is lucky plant - easy to see why.  It has a pretty pink flower but flowering over for this year i think.  Does well both in the garden and in a pot.  Some people grow it as a house plant.  The pink with feathery leaves is cosmos - an annual that has been flowering its socks off for months.  This one is a trial called Hummingbird Pink for Mr. Fothergill's Seeds.  It is shorter than most cosmos so does not need staking.  I can thoroughly recommend it.  It is a good doer and very pretty with an inner ring of folded petals so semi double.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 20:09

Yes it was a splendid autumn day for gardening GWRS, except it was all too short!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 16:39

I wondered if you were still ill, Fruitcake.  Yes days are rapidly getting short now.  Do come on a dry day!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 14:24

Could not resist it - so many beautiful colours up the garden, I just had to down tools and have fun with my camera.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 10:56

You too , flowers in the rain.  It is beautiful out in the garden this morning.  Wall to wall blue skies and bright sunshine.  10 "White Dream " tulips have been planted in a black pot and the Bramleys that have fallen picked up.  In for coffee now and then plan on digging up two deutzias and an azalea and transferring them to the new perfume garden.  I have put the box of red tulips on the kitchen table to do if I have any energy left (and daylight) after doing that.  None of the shrubs are large enough for it to be a two man or woman job as  I have no intention of  jeopardising my back.  I may take my camera out if the brightness dulls a bit.  Lots of new rosebuds have appeared - three on my "William Shakespeare"., perhaps it is his sign that he approves of "Cardenio".

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 08:50

Colder this morning with a touch of frost on next door's grass, but forecast is for dry and sunny all day so i think I will start my tulip planting.  Milder weather is forecast from tomorrow for Bristol so should get quite a bit done this week.  Lots of my winter flowering violas I grew from tiny plugs now have two or three flowers on them in lots of colours so they will be planted out to brighten up pots and borders and round the edges of the perfume garden next week.The Sweet William and forget me nots are much bigger now and ready to go out.  I had an email from Warmupbristol to say a letter was on its way so perhaps will be told what is happening about the new boiler.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 16:33

Autumn colour in the trees.


 


 


 

 

 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 16:20

The trees next door are beginning to colour up, especially the beech and lime tree I will get my camera out now the sun is making them glint.  I do have huge pears and my saffron crocuses are growing, TY flumpy.

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