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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 09:19

We must have had quite a lot of rain during the night as the garden is soaking wet.  We have a forecast for heavy rain again in the afternoon but it is getting better (the forecast I mean) as the Weekend wears on so high hopes for the Art and Sculpture Exhibition at the Botanic Garden.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 14:59

I had an e-card for Easter from my friend which had lovely spring graphics and choral singing from Bath Abbey set to Houseman's poem in which he says the daffodils die on Easter day.  Unless we have very freak weather mine certainly will not. i even have some in the garage which i forgot to plant which are flowering!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 14:35

The drizzle dwindled a bit so I went out and did an hour of hard work.  Very satisfying to be able to!  My fritillaries are in flower for Easter as well as all the other spring flowers.  Superb growth on my many aquilegias and I will be on the lookout for the dreadful disease that is decimating them.  The first of the rhododendron flowers on my "Shamrock" plant (green flowers) are opening.  So much new life in the spring.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 09:00

Hello flumpy1.  The basil had damping off disease (too cold in my kitchen through the winter) but one teeny plant survived hence the kisscurl.  I cannot take credit for the window boxes - they belong to my friend who has a tiny garden.  The purple flowers are hyacinths.  If you love perfumed flowers like sweet peas, hyacinths are for you, buy the bulbs in July and plant in September. Their perfume is wonderful.

Today I woke up to a very wet Bristol. After staying up late to watch "Pretty Woman" once more on TVand working really hard in the garden yesterday I fell asleep in minutes and only the radio alarm woke me at 7, plus still feeling the effects of loosing an hour last weekend!  Still drizzling a bit outside so may do some seed sowing in the conservatory today.  I brought a bag of seed compost indoors to warm up yesterday.  Glad you like my toys!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 15:24

Gardened till I came to a standstill so came indoors to play.  The saga continues;

Said Little Pen to Munnakuppi:  I do love your kisscurl.  Munnakuppi: So do I but Marion says she will cut it when it gets in my eyes and sow me a grass seed plait which she can tie back.  Little Pen:  Life has got more interesting since Marion entered her second childhood.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 11:03

I only did a stint of an hour as it was heavy work digging and weeding a new snowdrop bed and although I was warm the wind was cold.  Three of the neighbours' cats came to give me a trouser rub to show how pleased they were to see me back and a robin soon found I was unearthing juicy worms and kept me company after the cats had wandered off to find a more sheltered spot.  I felt really like a Dr. Doolittle.  My friend sent me pictures from his tiny garden of his lovely spring flowers.  It tells he goes to lots of art galleries, opera and ballet.  Though he does not paint like I do he certainly paints pictures with his flowers.  Here they are.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 17:30

The w


Wind is still strong but the flowers and bumblebees do not mind so I joined them with my camera.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 15:27

It is still very windy .  We were lucky this morning.  The Friend from the Bot, Garden who came to collect plants for the sale at the Easter Weekend Art an Sculpture Festival had not seen by garden and wished to so we had an hour's  amble round in a lull in the weather in brilliant sunshine.  It is amazing how you notice things appearing as you do a conducted tour to a visitor.  Peonies, bush and tree, are growing well.  Red onuons and shallots looking good and eating and cooking pears ready to burst into bloom.  Lots of bumblebees braving the wind too.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 08:49

It was a cracking good yarn but, at my age, Edd, it was very gratifying to hear the mother speak lines to her family I myself have said to mine through the years!  I hope the BBC will repeat it quite soon for those like you who missed it and every Easter for a long time.  The message came through loud and clear - look after your planet if you want to live.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 22:08

Giant sweet peas!  Lovely monument too. TY, flumpy1.  We  have a howling gale here.  I hope the wind abates before Friday and the grand opening of the Sculpture and Art Exhibition at the Botanic Garden.  Easter is so early this year.  I have just enjoyed the TV play of Noah and his family building the Ark.  Very well done indeed.

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