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Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 13:01

Looks super Busy-Lizzie.  I have an open day on May27th and am working my socks off for it.  Enjoy the day on Sunday.  I am sure your visitors will be impressed.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 08:54

Good weather has come back again and forecast to last till Monday.  I have lots of plants needing permanent homes so should be time for a good session.  AGS final meeting of the session tonight so might find something for the raffle.  But  need to go to the shops as I have a friend coming to supper before the meeting.  I shall have a nosey in all the lovely front gardens I pass to get to our high street.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 16:01

Yes, Wintersong.  One of my FB friends filled me in that one and when I googled them I found lots of pics looking just like mine.  They flower quite late in the season and are not too tall.  I caught up on some correspondence in the rain this morning and took a trip out in all my rainwear to the post box but of course had to go up the garden too as I was already wet!  The rain has opened up the blossom on my Cornus siberica alba which looks glorious and I came back down clutching a huge bundle of spent bluebells for the green wheeliebin.  Takes an awful lot to stop my itchy gardening fingers but oh my they were cold when I at last desisted.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 08:46

Rain is forecast for us for all today and it has just started.  It also feels cold as the temperature is down from 16 yesterday to 10 today.  Back to winter clothes then.  The garden will no doubt lap it up.  The fruit should swell and nothing will need watering fro me except in the conservatory.  More potting up to do there.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 14:02

And lots of beautiful May flowers.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 13:56

Lots of lovely fruit and herbs coming along.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 13:50

Water hyacinth in the Tropical pond at the Bristol Botanic Garden.  Here are today's picture from my garden.  Lots of ferns as I was so hot I went and weeded in the fernery where it is cool.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 10:22

Yes, everything is growing apace including the weeds but today is ideal gardening weather once again.  I have potted up my Sunlemon, Sunchocola and Red Bodyguard tomatoes for Mr. Fothergill's trials and a heuchera that was busting its pot.  More potatoes to plant next then another big weeding session.  Terrific crop of "Sweetheart" strawberries and "Big Ben" blackcurrants which were a trial for Mr. f last year.  Can recommend those two.  Very easy and very healthy.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 14:52

Weeding was easy today after last night's rain.  Planted twelve more of my potatoes I saved from last year's crop and potted on some tomato plants into their final pots.  Put some of the large pelargoniums out in the sunshine but cold night forecast so will have to bring them in again tonight.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 12:31

Rain through the night is helping enormously.  No pots needed watering today which saved me some time and energy.  It was a bit warm digging out long taproots of docks despite the breeze.  More potatoes being planted this afternoon and some tomatoes put into their permanent pots .

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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