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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 08:49

Much brighter this morning, still mild and dry so should be able to plant some tulips.  It was a dull day yesterday for a trip round my garden anyway Fruitcake.  Colder weather forecast for Friday into Saturday but mild weather coming back till the end of the month the weathermen say.  I bought eight of my Xmas presents at the XmAs Fair yesterday  - only next door but one so no traffic troubles for me!  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 12:44

Awww so pretty, Gertie, but it is so mild today it is like summer in Bristol and the flowers will be finding it hard to get to sleep for a well-earned rest.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 09:52

Oh that is where the sun has gone - to the east, GWRS.  My garden is too wet to work on so i am going to the shops for some much needed supplies.  Yes Pat I noticed the difference in the states too when i was a student there for a year.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 09:03

The difference between a continent and our little islands, I expect Pat.  We have weather - you have climate.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 08:22

My goodness Pat, your roses are fully blown already .  Your summer does come much quicjer than ours.  It does not seem many weeks since you were posting pictures of your first spring flowers.  We have blustery weather forecast for Bristol today with drizzling rain but it is dry and calm at the moment.  Peace is still sold in the nurseries here.  I can remember everybody buying it in the fifties after the war.  It was so lovely to see flowers after all the gardens had been given over to veg. productioon.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 13:56

Oh dear flumpy.  Hard lines.  Still dry here though a bit blustery so I will stay away from the apple trees as the Bramleys are monsters this year and falling off the tree as they are ripe.  One of those falling on your head could knock you out!  Just six more perennials to pot up and I will finish for today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 09:01

A picture taken yesterday of my friend's turkestanica variety of salvia.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 08:38

Another good day for gardening is on the cards in Bristol.  No rain forecast till it is dark anyway and still mild with no sign of any wind of account yet.  I have 12 new perennials needing to be potted on or planted out so that is the first job.  The three Xmas roses will then come into the conservatory to be brought on for Xmas.  When I was deadheading in there this morning I noticed lots of the violas could come out now they are flowering well to be hardened off for going out into the winter pots.  This mild weather is forecast to last all week.  Bodes well for tulip planting.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 20:11

That sounds really interesting GWRS.  Glad the weather behaved.  Seemed to be doing so for a lot of the Remembrance services according to the ones on the news.


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 13:42

The bright yellow flowers on the small species with brown foliage was a giveaway for the ones in the Bristol Botanic Garden when I was a volunteer.  Never allow them to seed and dig the whole plant up, roots and all.  In flower they are very pretty.

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