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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 09:22

No way. flumpy.  i had to plead with the team to let me photograph the water hyacinths and they said it was alright as they had not started to shoot yet!  Just tried and the site is not accepting pics yet.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 21:27

Not fixed yet!

Uploading pics, still broken Daniel?

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 17:07

TY Edd.  I have lots of lovely pics I took at the Bristol Botanic Garden today and was really disappointed I could not put them on my thread as i have promised my "Regulars" they would see them.

Unusual cowslips

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 16:50

The garden was looking superb and I am dying to put lots of pics on the forum but it is up the creek..  I tried sending you a message on your setting but it is not accepting pics there either.

Unusual cowslips

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 14:30

At last I have been able to get the pics I promised from the Univ. of Bristol Botanic garden.  They have two plantings of it with their official label on, so, as I thought this is a naturally occurring native form.  Oh dear there  is a fault on the site so the pics will have to wait till it is accepting pics again, but I do have them now.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 14:05

When I got to the Bot. Gadn a BBC film unit was filming in the Tropical House but they let me in to film the water hyacinths (first picture).  I had lovely chinwags with lots of my old colleagues and met the toddler son of one who is now a house dad and brought him to the garden today.  All in all just a delightful day and 48 lovely pictures to show you gradually.  i hope you will be just as impressed as I was.  I picked up my tickets for Monty Don's talk on July 19th too.  Looks like the pics will have to wait as there is a fault at the moment.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 08:16

Off to the Botanic Garden shortly with my camera.  It definitely is better weather today  as the wind has disappeared and it is dry and bright..  Watch this space for the treasures from the Botanic Garden that appear in May.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 13:10

Some more pics on a very windy day.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 13:00

Still very blowy out there but I planted my feet firmly on the ground, put my camera round my neck and managed to get past the fernery , through the poager and on into the butterfly garden.  i steered clear of the woodland walk and the spinney because of the risk of falling twigs and even branches.  Have to protect my camera.  I have already promise of a huge crop of strawberries, red and black currants, Conference pears and yellow plums.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 10:23

Steady rain in Bristol now and so cold and dark as night.  Duck pond forming now outside the kitchen so the soakaway must be overflowing, sign that the water table is high.  I am sure my paths are all pink with petals from the apple blossom now after such fierce winds. Pink garage roof from clematis montana, pink paths from apple trees, bluebells to go with the pink , I cannot complain.

Discussions started by happymarion

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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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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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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Summer has arrived

Let's share the lovely flowers and veg. in our gardens this summer. 
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