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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 08:42

I am very well GWRS.  I hope you are too.  Gardening does keep you in tiptop condition.  Today has dawned brighter, sunnier and drier than yesterday but breezy. The garden is quite wet and lots of rainwater collected so we must have had quite a bit of rain last night.It should soon dry in this breeze though.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 10:47

Going to be a bumper crop of blackberries too Liriodendron.  You will find me here every morning = a personal diary open to everyone!  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 10:18

You too GWRS.  It has started raining again in Bristol so no gardening outside today but i may tidy a bit in the conservatory where I am harvesting Gardeners delight tomatoes( and eating them like sweets straight off the vine.)

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 08:48

I had to add emptying rainwater from pots this morning to my deadheading.  The garden was looking very bedraggled.  Dull and drizzly with no sunshine today so it will not be looking its best should it be judging day.  But I at last have a reserve of rainwater should we have another mini heatwave. The slugs and snails are all over the paths now too.  I removed two from my kale plants which I thought were safe being up on the picnic table!  I should have known as the snails often climb up the bungalow walls.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 20:14

Ahh, Bristol blue glass is very famous.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 16:25

The rain came so I rescued my tuberose from the garden and now have a beautifully perfume house

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 09:44

This is a begonia sitting on one of the treads of my stepladder in the front porch.  It looks so pretty framed by the flowers of the dark brown heucheras on the tread beneath it.  I have fun with my plants as i do with colours when i am painting.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 08:54

Rain forecast on the way for Bristol and still the judges have not been.  I took some pictures though.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 12:13

Dietes bicolor, Joyce - a sore point with me.  I have had a plant for years in my grden , get lots of leaves but no flowers whereas my friend's plant flowers every year.  His garden is only one degree warmer than mine being he lives in the city and I am on the Gloucestershire border.  The huge plant in the Botanic garden flowers every year in the Warm Temperate greenhouse so I am going to dig mine up, put it in a pot and bring it into the conservatory.  It needs a Mediterannean  type climate.

Last edited: 31 July 2016 12:14:27

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 11:05

Some lovely Sunday pics from my friend's tiny city garden.  He invites the neighbours to help themselves to parsley.

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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.

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new series

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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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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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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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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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an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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Painting what you've grown

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