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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 09:39

Took some pics of my new chrysanrhemums with their hundreds of buds on.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 08:51

Have a happy birthday,flumpy's husband!  I am sure you will make it special, flumpy.  Flumpy has too much rain and Pat not enough!  Really hot already in Bristol and forecast is 25 which is too hot for me to work in so i will be haaving a lazy day.  My new chrysanthemums are begining to open their buds.  I will bring them indoors if the storm hits us.  Do not want them battered.  The September issue of Gardeners World arrived yesterday so I shall read that.and perhaps take a few pictures.  We have grevilleas in the Botanic Garden in Bristol. Pat and of course acacias.  Both grow outside.  I prefer the dwarf daffodils too as the tall ones often get laid flat on windy days.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 14:44

My end of season chrysanthemum bargain, reduced from £10 to £5 per pot , has just arrived.  They are magnificent in white, yellow, pink and purple, covered in hundreds of tight buds and now having a drink after their travels in the post.  I will post pictures of tem in flower.  They will be bringing lots of colour to my autumn garden.  Here is what caught my


camera's eye today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 10:45

Been up the garden and picked and frozen a bowl of blackberries, bowl of plums and another of apples.  i will dig up some potatoes to go with my fish and broadbeans for supper then get busy on the perfume rain is forecast for next four days.  It feels very warm outside but must cover up from the brambles.  Still I do love their fruit!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 08:56

Another dry day for us here in Bristol it seems though it is a bit cloudy but warm so more gardening today ahead of what seems like is going to be a wild weekend of weather with tornadoes even on the horizon.  Battening down the hatches will be in order I think.

My sister who lives in New Brunswick has sent me super pictures of the wild flowers they have which we grow in our gardens here.  Lovely pics of solidago, eupatorium and anagalis, all of which I grow.  i will try and post them.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 20:10

Second picture is a wild teasel. flumpy.  Ah yes Lyn, the Perfume Garden - heard of it but not read it.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 16:13

Lost you Lyn.  What book? I had four of my 7 children in the sixties so had no time for reading!!! I have been up the garden taking photographs and thinking how autumn colours are showing now.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 12:15

I did my allotted two square metres of perfume garden bed this morning in half the time it took me yesterday.  The rain last night has really softened the soil beautifully.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 08:50

Pat's posts must have great relevance for you flumpy!  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 08:30

 Morning flumpy and evening Pat!  We had some rain through the night by the looks of my damp garden but it is dry out there now and no rain forecast till the evening so I should get more work done on my new perfume garden today.  Shortsighted of your firm flumpy not to look after the health of their workers, especially if they have spent money on training them.  

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