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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 15:50

Well done Lesley.  I have been really pleased with all my purchases.  I cannot grow nepeta as I have six neighbours cats who would be constantly under the influence if I did!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 14:36

The message update inline said there had been meetings with the administrators all through the weekend which are continuing today, GG.  Thank you for your concern.  There are 2,500 people in Bristol who thought they were going to have warm houses this winter now not quite sure and !,300 of them left with unfinished work.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 12:46

You too Snow.  I have whacked myself this morning in the sunshine so ready for some lunch.  GG I am eagerly waiting to see what transpires from the city council.  There is to be a statement on line sometime today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 08:50

Bright, sunny and dry weather forecast for Bristol for today although a little cool.  My friends "frolic" as he calls it of "Indian chief" nasturtiums

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  are enough to male you feel warmer.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 08:38

I too like grevilleas since I saw them in the Botanic Garden,Pat.  Floweritr that flower is Haemanthus albiflos, commonly known as the Shaving Brush plant.  Not hardy  as it is from South Africa but easy to grow if you remember to take it under cover in the winter.   There is a red flowered one as well.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 13:16

Nearly the middle of October and still the summer flowers are vying with the autumn ones for attention.  brilliant colours today.

 

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 08:52

Another dry day in Bristol so more gardening this morning.  Forecast is for colder from tomorrow so may put the greenhouse heater into the conservatory at the end of the week if below four degrees is forecast.  It has a thermostat which switches the heat on when it falls that low, then off again when it reaches about 6 so no energy is wasted.  

Achillea Moonshine

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 15:41

We would cut them down to two inches for the winter at the Botanic Garden, then give a good mulch round the base of the plant - if I remember rightly with well rotted leaf mould.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 14:50

The City Council say in their letter they will be in touch soon.  I believe there is a buyer for the company on the horizon.  It will all take time however and there are 1,300 homes with unfinished work just as the cold weather is approaching.  Those poor people will not remember Bristol's year as Green capital of Europe very fondly. Luckily they had not even started mine. 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 13:41

A letter from Bristol city Council has just come in the post telling me that Climate Energy, the firm which delivers the Warm up Bristol scheme has gone into administration.  They were the people who were to fit my new boiler and external wall installation for my bungalow.  The council say they will be in touch personally as soon as possible.  I saw it on Points West the other day and the Mayor saying how shocked and saddened he was by the news.  Luckily they had not started on the work here so I am not living in a bomb site but the cold weather will soon be upon us.

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