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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 10:55

Last session with my lovely doctor this morning who is leaving in two weeks for a stint in our local hospital.  She agreed I was right to take myself off the Digoxen pills when the diarrhoea got so troublesome it was like I was in an Ibsen play, moaning "I cannot go on" and said to ring to see a doctor if I had any more rapid heartbeat sessions.  But my heart rate this morning was 80 so she was happy to leave it to me to report any adverse signs as there are other medications to try.  She also said my urine infection had gone and my cholesterol at 5.1 should be checked in six months to see if my fruit and veg. diet during the summer had brought it down again as she thought it a little high.  We bid a fond farewell to each other and I told her I hoped she could come back to our surgery.  I had to struggle against the wind to get there but it had calmed a little coming home so I checked on the garden after our high winds yesterday.  The barometer had been blown off the garage wall and I picked up an armful of tree branches blown off and dead headed a few daffodils but the pear blossom is breaking in time for Easter!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 22:04

Wow!  What is that on the left on the top of the hill?

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 12:13

Shocking wind isn't it here Fruitcake?  All the tall daffodils are lying face down and my back gate slammed itself shut so hard the bottom panel broke.  Supposed to be better after 2oclock.  i doubt there will be many Sunday visitors today.

Selling plants for charity

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 09:49

It seems to be universal that plants in flower sell best.  If you can buy plug plants and provide cover you will get half hardy bedding plants in flower by then.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 09:45

Blowing a gale from the Bristol Channel here and very wet till the afternoon so playing indoors today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 13:43

Labels all done but wild windy wet weater now so will tidy up in the conservatory and see what is growing.  I know my broad beans I sowed last Sunday are up like your sweet peas, flumpyi.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 09:31

So very mild in Bristol today from the start but rain forecast for very soon.  It is a tad windy.  Secret of growing agapanthus from seed is to sow them very fresh.  My SA fb friend when she visited me took seeds of mine home and soon sent me pics of them germinated.  The Bot. Garden in Bristol have some beautiful varieties including small ones and very dark blue ones.  This morning I will clean up some decent labels for my plants for the plant stall at Easter as I shall need about 30 labels,  First I will have to tour the garden to find superfluous ones there, wash, dry, erase old name, then write on name of new plant.  I have decided one of the three pittosporum trees I had for Xmas is enough in a half acre garden so the rest will be offered for sale to some keen flower arranger!  I hope the people who buy my gazania plants enjoy them as much as I did last year.  They are one perennial that just keeps giving.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 21:12

Seemed even shorter than normal tonight what with Monty and Nigel sitting staring at the frogs!  Yes that was a beautiful garden and all those fragrant hostas must smell lovely when in bloom.  I have some South African agapanthus as one of my fb friends is from there and sends me seeds.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 20:13

I can just see the sweet peas, flumpy1.  Bizzie B lovely hellebores.  I love celandines too for the way they disappear so quickly after flowering - such neat plants.  Gardeners World on the telly soon.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 11:20

Oh it is so lovely up my garden.  Here are pics of "good companions" mostly from bulbs my frend gives me when he changes his colour scheme.  i put them all where I can see them from my kitchen, keeping each other company.


Discussions started by happymarion

Trouble posting pictures.

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new series

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

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Talkback: Using nettles in the kitchen

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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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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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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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