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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 09:34

Saw the news flash about tornadoes and heavy rain in the Eastern states, Pat.  Melbourne and Victoria seem to have had it bad.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 09:01

I did not venture out at all in the garden yesterday and no plants arrived so I now have a serious case of withdrawal symptoms as the forecast is for rain all day again today!  Ah well there should be some parcels to open today,  Aquilegias do their own thing all around my garden too Pat, but they are such a lovely plant.  I like flower and foliage.  Perhaps the rain will be gone by Monday for Fruitcake's visit.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 08:37

Not yet, flowers but the council's priority is to finish the work for the 1,200 families which were left without any heating or insulation.  Luckily it is still very mild in Bristol and no one has needed to switch on their heating yet.  Forecast is for wet but mild weather for the next week too.  The garden is looking very wet this morning and more rain is forecast for today till the evening but I still have the umbrella up on the patio so can plant tulips into their pots under that as long as it does not get very windy.  I am expecting a delivery of plants from the Secret Gardening Club this morning too, including white carnations for my perfume garden.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 16:07

Forgot its picture with the lovely flowers on top.


 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 16:06

My very first purchase from ebay arrived this afternoon so I watched Escape to the Country with my feet up, acknowledging my age for the first time.  It was very comfortable and my feet did feel warmer off the ground.  My armchair does have a pushout foot rest but this comes with a slouch position for sitting which I cannot tolerate so now i can have my feet up and a straight back at the same time.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 09:01

That is the plan flumpy.  Garden very wet this morning but it is dry and fairly bright at the moment although the next four days forecast rain so must do as much as I can today.  

Gardening and the use of a Wheelbarrow

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 08:33

Done.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 14:35

Just checked on my Premium Bonds and won £25 so blew almost £18 on plants from the Secret Gardening Club - lovely anemones,daffodils and erythroniums and Helleboris niger x3 .

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 13:52

Oh yes Pat it is beginning to look very summery.  i can see a red rosebud.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 11:22

You too GWRS.  It is very dull today but good for taking pictures of blue flowers in my garden.


 


 


 

Discussions started by happymarion

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

About my efforts to entice pollinators with scent to my Garden in Bristol. 
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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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2014

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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