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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 12:13

Yes, I follow The Duchess' pregnancies with great interest as She displays what I call the St. Andrews Syndrome!  I too studied at st. Andrews, had dreadful morning sickness.late deliveries and my first labour was ten hours and my second two and a half!    Probably this is where the coincidences stop as I had seven children and the norm nowadays is one or two.  It is too cold to garden outside today so am pottering in the conservatory which is nice and warm.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 08:34

Oh it is so  cold and cloudy and damp feeling today.  I think most of my gardening will be done in the conservatory today.  Warmer tomorrow and we are supposed to have some rain later in Bristol which should mean it is easier to get the weeds out tomorrow.  I could compile a new daily list as some of the last list items have now been accomplished.  Top of the list should be to collect together all my bogplants ready to go into the bog garden after some rain.


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 20:09

We have met on my thread.  My garden is very large, half an acre but full of horticultural treasures.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 14:36

More pics.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 14:30

Some treasures from my garden on May1st.


You will just have to imagine the perfumes from the bluebells, wallflower, chousya, even my new curry plant was contributing.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 12:28

One patio cleaned and I am whacked but the blossom is just spectacular this May 1st so must go out with my camera after a quick lunch.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:29

Busy-Lizzie, it is very cold on the hands, feet and nose out there so in for a hot coffee to warm me up.  i think I will start tidying the patios for my Open Day.  Scrubbing tables and chairs will warm me up and I can empty the spent compost from pots lurking in corners and use it in my bog garden.  You have a good rest and you will enjoy your garden even more when you are reinvigorated by a rest and it is reinvigorated by the rain. We are promised some rain for the holiday weekend.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 08:51

A bit cloudier this morning but also a bit warmer and no sign of the frost we were warned about in Bristol.  Better day for taking photographs that is what I will be doing when I have worked my way through my list of gardening jobs.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 17:06

It was very cold on the hands today but I got there and green wheeliebin now put out to be emptied tomorrow morning.  We have rain forecast for the holiday weekend but tomoorrow looks like a fine day for gardening and taking pictures.  Mt sunflower seeds "Titan" from Mr. Fothergill which I sowed on 25.04.15 have germinated and joined the cosmos seedlings.  An Aquilegia clematiflora brought to me by a FB friend who visited last year has its first bud so looking forward to seeing that open.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 10:58

Heinz tomatoes and Cherry Belle pricked out and spent compost taken up to the bog garden which is a good place to put it as all the plants in there want is lots of rain.  I wheeled it up in the new wheelbarrow as even a large old washing up bowl full of compost is a struggle for me to carry far without getting breathless.  No bother at all with the wheelbarrow.  Found some more sprouted potatoes from last year's crop in the back of the garage so will get them planted up.    After a cup of coffee.

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