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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 09:54

Flumpy comfrey is great fot the garden too!  Have a great supply of the leaves in my spinney but no way can I get there today.  see pictures.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 08:54

Very dark here and still raining.  We had a lot of rain through the night.  Yellow warnings of heavy rain for today and tomorrow from the met. office for Bristol.  The swelling in my feet is better - one back to normal, the other getting there.  Putting them up helped.  The temperature forecast for tomorrow is 15 max which is 10  degrees below yesterday's max!  I will get my cardigan out again.  No chance of any gardening for the next four days or so so should be well rested by then!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 17:07

Not if you have no flowers yet.  The leading bud is the one you pinch back to get the side shoots with more flowers.  Give it time, flumpy.  October is outside chrysanthemum time.  My bargain ones would all be hothouse bred no doubt.  Cakes sound nice.  It has been too hot today for my heart so had swollen feet for the first time ever.  Looked up NHS direct which said to put your feet up three or four times in a day which I did and swelling has gone now but that may be because the sun has gone behind the clouds and it is a bit cooler.  Anyway I was sensible and the only gardening I did was tying up my giant sunflowers to their stakes and a bit of deadheading.  No digging or pruning or anything that would make me breathless!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 13:38

My "Maid Marion" rose is still smelling delightful at the back door.  This Speckled Wood butterfly nearly got stepped on in the conservatory.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 12:32

My gazanias are still dazzling.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 09:42

Missed the pink chrysanthemum.


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!

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