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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 14:50

So glad for you flowerlover2!  Yes they are lovely plants and very environmentally friendly people too.  I have worked myself to a standstill this afternoon and took some pics including some in the conservatory where i noticed one of my hundreds of spring bedding plants, a viola, has a flower open!


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 11:49

Asters are now called Symphyotrichum!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 08:41

GG, I think you meant my asters, not dahlias.  Which brings me to the new name for asters which is so difficult to remember - very long , begins with an s - that is as far asI can remember.  I think they will always be asters and Michaelmas daisies to me. 

Another lovely day in Bristol today and forecast to last till Tuesday or Wednesday.  I beam with delight every time I go up the garden and see how far advanced my plans for next spring and summer are as well at marvelling at the polyanthus, kerria etc who think it already id next spring and the way the summer flowers are just carrying on the display. Pat the story of your water supply reminds me of my sister when she lived in Edmonton in Canada where they pumped their water from the lake bordering her acres of land.  Difficult to get enough for washing! 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:29

That is a lovely spread of violets,especially when you click on it and it is the right way up.  I'll never understand how those things work.  Good luck with your results Pat.  We have another lovely day in Bristol - dry warm and very sunny.  I hope to plant 20 to 30 red wallflowers today as a start and plant some more bog plants into my bog garden.  Somehow having to use a lot of my saved rainwater seems appropriate on a warm day.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 19:05

Lots of flowers still in the garden today to gladden the heart.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 12:44

I have just changed the water in my dahlias I won in a raffle ten days ago and they are growing another head from the top of the flowers!!!  Really weird and something I have never seen before.  The leaves are all dead so i removed those but those flowers are still growing - definitely.  Here they are before and after.




My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 11:32

Really warm working up the garden this morning,flumpy.  I had to take off my jumper and work in my Tshirt.  My 20 Cloth of Gold wallflowers turned out to be 27 so they are now all planted in a large triangle shape in the new perfume garden which has had its secondary weed clearing.  I hope to get my leeks planted out this week too as the forecast is so good.  Luckily I have loads of rainwater to water them all in with.( my English teacher at school would have thrown me out of the classroom for ending a sentence with TWO prepositions!!!   

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 09:26

Many Happy Returns , nut.  A youngster by my standards!  Have a lovely gardening day.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 08:30

Best wishes for your ultrasound test today Pat.  Getting to it sounds horrendous.  I thought you might be interested in my present from America.  we are just starting another lovely day of what is proving to be an Indian Summer - dry sunny and warm.  I should get a great deal of planting done today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 16:50

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