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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 16:48

Home again and everything I took found a new home.  The leader introduced me as their "ray of sunshine" and was thrilled to have more members attending  than she had had for a long time.  They all said how much they enjoyed my talk.  My new plants from the Secret Gardening Club arrived just before I left so now have to pot the Japanese anemones up before it gets dark.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 12:56

Nearly ready.

 


 


 


 


 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 11:50

Good job I have a lift to my talk this afternoon as my kitchen table is covered with recycling - it is a Bristol Club after all.  There are Bramleys and Conference pears. Worcester Pearmains and Charles Ross eaters which have never been so sweet and juicy, winter flowering violas in yellow white blue and purple - I am keeping all the brown ones. A huge bunch of autumn flowers for the ladies to share out and a chlorophytum plant as I am going to talk about getting a clean atmosphere free from plastic chemicals indoors using plants.  A big bag of my recycled plastic bags for taking booty home.  It will cover the speaker's table but i do have a nice picture of Monty Don with the Botanic Garden Shaun the Sheep to show them and a four part speech ready.  Must remember to check my watch so as not to overrun my time as I get so enthusiastic once started - a bit like on here really.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 08:22

The Mayor of Bristol had a meeting with people affected by the company delivering the Warm Up Bristol scheme going into administration yesterday and assured everyone their work would be completed soon and they would hear the timetable in the next two weeks and that the scheme would go ahead.  The forecast for the next five days at least is same as yesterday which is a relief too.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 22:06

Yes, to a Ladies Church group who come to open day at my garden in May each year.  Glad you had a good holiday and lovely weather,GWRS.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 16:31

I had to come in to do some work on my talk I am giving tomorrow but took some pictures in the front garden where I was working.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 I don't expect there are many front gardens with black grapes and Japanese quinces in such quantity.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 12:24

Up my garden in the sunshine today.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 08:48

Oh, my goodness, Hostafan, ten cats!  That must be an awful expense, what with food and vets fees.  The cats from the neighbours who visit me do not bother the birds as they are all well fed and very lazy. One ginger one lay on the path watching me work while a robin was flitting from the top of my fork down to my feet whenever i unearthed a worm without batting an eyelid.  Occasionally one will jump through the garage window to sniff around for mice clues so I keep it shut when the blackbirds are nesting just up above it in the clematis montana thicket.  My garden is so full of berries and seeds for the birds I do not have to buy any food for them but do keep the birdbaths clean and full and they are well used without any cat threatening them.  I do not think cats like water much.  Our last family cat drowned in our fishponds when he tried to reach baby bluetits who were stranded on a lily pad and the mother made so much noise about it she attracted the cats attention.  The bluetits all survived but I was too late to save the cat.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 15:50

Well done Lesley.  I have been really pleased with all my purchases.  I cannot grow nepeta as I have six neighbours cats who would be constantly under the influence if I did!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 14:36

The message update inline said there had been meetings with the administrators all through the weekend which are continuing today, GG.  Thank you for your concern.  There are 2,500 people in Bristol who thought they were going to have warm houses this winter now not quite sure and !,300 of them left with unfinished work.

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