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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 09:09

Warmer again today with 17 degrees promised for the afternoon. and no rain.   I have started pulling out the forget me nots that have gone to seed and the seeds are flying everywhere so should have a fine show later in the year when they flower again.  Next for the spreading treatment will be the quaking grass.  These are the fun parts of a wild garden.  Loads of foxgloves already showing for next year's flowers.  A lot of them are congested so will thin them out and put the thinnings in the fernery.  Aquilegias spread themselves without any help from me.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 14:47

It became a bit chilly and windy this afternoon but my roses did not seem to mind and i even spotted a pelargonium which has ambitions to be a viola.




My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 10:50

I will try to put it on, Clarice.

 It does right itself if you click on the picture.  Good colour comp;ements. Clarice.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 08:57

Another brilliant day so gardening here i come though where I will put all the nettles today is a quandary as the green wheeliebin is full up.  I may chop offf the roots and stuff the three plastic composters in the potager.  There will be more strawberries ready to go on my cereal which makes me feel the hard work is all worth it.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 12:49

My 60 odd year old kitchen scales gave up the ghost recently so i treated myself to a new electronic kitchen scale from M&S sale and found when it arrived I not only had added to my wise old owl collection but had a new kitchen clock too which is much easier to read than the one on my cooker.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 11:08

In my front garden the pyracantha is covered in bees and my phygelius has started to flow



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 09:30

I had a free packet of passiflora seeds lately. Clarice, I must see what I can do.  Have a lovely day.  The housework can always wait.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 09:24

I went up my garden to get strawberries for my cereal (4 large ones) and take a "Before" picture of the nettle corner I want to tackle and found the day lilies(hemerocallis) are opening their buds and I have a pale pink and a darker pink azalea from the two I separated when they came in the same pot last year.  My new peony , the white, pink and yellow "Laura Dessert" is pure white when the flower is full.  Just luscious.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 08:42

Another perfect day has dawned and forecast is for it to continue all day in Bristol.  Nettles here I come.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 22:53

Awww, flumpy and Fruitcake, you will be like me when you have retired.  Mind you I did it three times - the last time at 85 when I retired from working as a volunteer at the Botanic Garden, but then volunteered for the Nation of Gardeners trials for Mr. Fothergills so really haven't retired yet as I am still doing that but it is all gardening. just not my choice.  I did get a lot done today but rewarded myself with two films - "Shall we Dance" and "Billy Elliot" on BBC2 and 4.  Quite a treat.  Looks like we are going to have good gardening weather in Bristol till next weekend at least, Fruitcake.

Discussions started by happymarion

Trouble posting pictures.

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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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