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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 22:07

Beautiful sunset in bristol tonight but I just caught the tail end of it.  This was 9pm.

 

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 16:57

Thank goodness, flumpy I was feeling so guilty hogging all the good weather.  I got quite a bit of weeding done today and have put the green wheeliebin out for the binmen tomorrow morning.  My daughter in Northern Ireland thinks the summer is coming to an end there!  My friend is buying me a myrtle bush (tree?) for my birthday next week.  He knew i wanted one when I admired his so much.  Looking forward to that and now scouring the whole garden deciding where I want to plant it.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 11:23

I have come in for a cup of coffee and to get my breath back from heavy digging at bramble roots.  The ripe blackberries are being scoffed as I go and Worcester pearmain apples being eaten straight off the tree.  The garden is a picture with lots of all the native kinds of brown butterflies and tortoiseshell ones too.  I have not seen any commas yet but do have them.  Brimstone yellows and red admirals and peacocks are about too.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 10:33

Oh we have mare's tail planted deliberately in the Botanic Garden in Evolutionary Dell!  It has spread rapidly.  That will be a dreadful job for volunteers in the future.  It is not endemic to Bristol as far as i know.  My worst weed is Allium vineale which spread from topsoil brought in from Birmingham to level Filton Airfield which is just a mile away from me.  It seeds and makes dozens of baby bulbs and can come up through tarmac, plastic weed covering,anywhere.

 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 09:07

We have had a shower of rain but bright and sunny now and no rain forecast for the next 5 days so no xcuse for not catching up with the weeds - brambles, bindweed, nettles, dandelions and docks galore, in the butterfly garden and spinney.  I have thousands of bulbs to plant up there starting in September so the heat is on.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 22:08

No the copper pipe is going to be allowed to turn green naturally, flumpy - verdigris.  It will look lovely and I shall take my verdigris bistro set up there.  That part of my garden will look as though it came straight from Chelsea!  The copper is all offcuts so my neighbour is recycling too.   The bumble bee was very sleepy so i had no trouble getting him out and on to my lemon balm which is covered with flowers so lots of nectar for it to drink.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 16:58

Since a suny day is forecast for tomorrow and the cloudy conditions today are better for taking pics I have been up the garden with my camera.  My neighbour has filled in three of the "windows" in his work of art wall and will be doing the remaining three next weekend.

 

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 16:07

Good for you, Clarington.  My visitor to my tangled hair certainly got stuck into the flowers on the lemon balm as soon as I put him there but he was in the middle of brambles which have finished flowering , in fact I am picking the berries, so you could be right.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 15:53

It was too dozy to sting.  I just picked it up and carried it out to the garden.  I cannot get on with mobile phones - tried with twl old ones the children gave me but they are too fiddly for me..  I have done quite a bit of weeding despite it threatening to rain all the time - a few spots now and again.  The garden needs some rain but we may get some through the night which is the best time to have it.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 11:48

What is up with the dozy bumble bees?.  One must have fallen out of the brambles I am working amongst and dropped into my hair so when i put the brush through my hair when I came in to escape the rain it fell out on my dressing table.  Looks OK now out on the lemon balm.  Could it be that apple blossom shampoo?

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