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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 21:11

So beautiful flumpy.  Big plants make a statement and that is an elegant statement.Just watched "Love your Garden" make a lovely seaside theme garden for two ladies of 91 and 86.  It looked gorgeous.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 16:13

Yes that is where we  used to stay.  I still make the beef and pork stew we had there.  I brought quite a few recipes home because  the children loved the food.  I never could find a place to buy there favourite fizzy drink - i think it was called Kinnie or something similar and was very pleasant - made from herbs, a bit like Coca cola but not sweet.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 15:51

Oh Yes. love Malta.  we used to take the children to Melleiha Bay (spelling?) and one of them loved Gozo so much he has taken his partner there repeatedly.  The people are so friendly - they would invite you into see their garden and give the children pomegranites off the tree.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 12:37

I did have a few drops of rain but kept on going as it was not much so come in for dry clothes and some lunch now.  Looking forward to your houseplant picture, flumpy.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 10:13

Aww that sounds lovely.  It is new to you so definitely a new car.  I have been up the garden to bring down the weeds I collected yesterday to the green wheeliebin which is full again, so they will have to line up now waiting for Friday.  My neighbour has filled in the "windows" in his new wall of three of the sections - all different.  Another three to do.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 08:28

Lots of deadheading to do too, flumpy.  Cloudy today in Bristol and forecast to be breezy.  It is a bit cooler too.  I do hope you are recovering well.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 22:07

No my sunflowers are a trial for mr. fothergill called Titan and all we Nation of Gardeners have to measure how high we can grow them, flumpy.  Tomorrow we may have a little rain but I do have a lot of blackberries to pick and freeze for when the Bramley apples are ready.  

Plum Tree is giving two different fruit

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 18:53

Prune it anytime from now on but not in the winter or you may get silverleaf disease.  I have done mine .

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 18:49

Oh yes Bizzie B my weigela has grown phenominally this year too.  Cuttings take easily and lots of my neighbours have cuttings of mine.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 17:30

When I went back to work after lunch my neighbour was working on his wall which is now looking like a work of art in progress.  He is filling in the "windows" with a pattern, each one different made from copper piping which he says looks super when it goes green.  I will take my verdigris bistro set up there and my bronze leaved heucheras and coppery leaved plants and copper coloured flowers and have a corner of the garden designed to the theme of the wall.

Discussions started by happymarion

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

About my efforts to entice pollinators with scent to my Garden in Bristol. 
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Painting what you've grown

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