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Aeonium Zwartkop

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 16:25

A bit nippy in the front garden this morning so I took pity on my aoniums and brought the in to the conservatory for the winter.  I started with one little cutting about six years ago.

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2014

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 14:37

My platycodons are still flowering beautifully and I just love the pentagon that is their bud, here on the left.

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2014

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 11:20

I got my aoniums in from the chilly front garden just before we had a shower of rain, but bright sunshine once again.  The aoniums have done well after gracing the front garden all summer and now look good in the conservatory.

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2014

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 08:58

My friend brought me six bin bags full of daylilies so I have a big job ahead of me this week.  He also helped me get my big table back into the conservatory which had to be taken out for the workmen coming so i can now prick out my six types of perennial that we had to sow late in August for the Nation of Gardeners trials for Mr. Fothergill's.  Busy, busy, busy.   Looks like a good gardening day if a bit chilly.  the sun is shining and lots of blue sky.  Listening to the weather forecast for the north and east I do think we are very lucky in Bristol weatherwise.

2014

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 12:10

The week October sun shining on one of my black aoniums.

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2014

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 11:49

Remembered we are into October and the Botanic Garden closes on Saturdays, Fruitcake.  Weather has been very wet and windy this mornig but clearing up now and the sun has arrived.  My friend is bringing me his daylilies which have grown too big for his garden this afternoon so I hope to plant them this week while the soil is still warm.

2014

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 22:10

Yes, Fruitcake.  Open 10.30 to 4.30 every day.  So many Bristolians do not know what they are missing.  If you get caught in the rain head for the greenhouses.  The sub tropical and tropical houses are very warm.  Here is a picture of a banana flower and a new bunch of bananas I took last Thursday. Of course my lens was all steamed upin the heat.

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2014

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 09:06

Rudbeckias and heleniums at the Univ. of Bristol Bot. Garden last Thursday.

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2014

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 08:46

I am making a proper start on tidying the butterfly garden where I have thousands of snowdrops in several different species which at the moment I will not be able to see properly when they flower.  Lots of pruning, weeding and path clearing needed.  It will take me the rest of October to do   There are lots of fallen apples as there is a huge Bramley apple tree there so I will be picking them up so apple crumble may be on the menu.  I usually make three and freeze two.  I am going to a dayschool on Garden Writing at the Botanic Garden one day this month sothat will be a day off to reinvigorate me.

2014

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 21:50

Those cannas toned so well with the ginger plants in flower in the Univ. of Bristol Bot. Gdn.

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