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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 08:31

I hope your parents were pleased with your garden sitting while they were on holiday, flumpy.  My goodness it was cold in the garden this morning dead heading.  On my garden thermometer it said 13 degrees so i came in for a thicker cardigan to stop the shivers.  I have two of my Sunchoc tomatoes turned brown so wi;; stop eating the Sunlems every time i pass so I can see the two together - yellow and brown like the Brownies.I used to be a Brown Owl in the Guide movement.  I eat the little ripe tomatoes like sweets.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 12:27

That is the oak-leaved hydrangea,flumpy - Hydrangea quercifolia.  Those flowers start off green then change to white!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 09:36

We have gale warning for Bristol till 9pm so have been out with my twine securing the sweet peas the one that is open has a faint perfume but that is not a fair trial as it is wetand cold this morning.  I shall wait to grade it on a sunny day when more flowers have opened


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 08:39

Get you - get Betty!  Just after the gross gooseberries too!  I have grown the Kangaroo flower in several colours successfully in my Bristol UK garden from seeds brought to me from Perth in WA by my cousin and his wife.  They would not like our present cool weather.  It is wet again today and wind warning is out for today for Bristol.  At the moment it is calm so I shall sally forth and empty all saucers and trays from my drenched pot plants.  The waterbutts are replenished and the puddle above the soakaway disappears slower now so we have recovered from our dry spell early July.  I see the forecast was correct for Paris, Pat, and the clock was stopped on the last stage round the centre.  Are you happy with your first attempt at growing sweet peas,flumpy?

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 17:14

The rain stopped at last and I managed to take a picture of my first flower on the yet to be named sweet pea from Mr. Fothergill fully open.  It is a beauty with dark red upper petals and pink inner edged with white.  I will smell it when the garden has dried up a bit.  The weigela has started its second flowering.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 14:06

Two pictures from my friend's tiny garden in rain soaked Bristol taken from his bedroom window and a lovely rose he spotted in Buxton Pavilion Gardens last week when he was there for the Music Festival.


Need Inspiration

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 13:29

Unless you really need a lawn I would gradually get rid except a mini meadow with long grass and wild flowers at the end.  Biodiversity is the key word to becoming one of the gardeners that are helping to save the planet for future generations of humans.  And how beautiful and full of interest biodiversity is.  You have room to make many microcllmate zones, including a raised bed with rocks in for alpine plants, a dry gravel garden, a wildlife pond with bog plants, a veg. patch to get good food for the family which has no travel miles to its debit.  Enjoy.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 13:19

Yes that's the silver lining flumpy.  It stopped here just long enough for me to get to the shops for milk in case of visitors this afternoon, it being Sunday.  Of course I had to go up the garden when I got back to check on Mr. Fothergills new sweet peas and one flower is open and quite beautiful - red, pink and white all in one flower.  I will get a pic eventually but it is raining hard again.

I looked up the native Australian Herb which Pat sent us a picture of. Very interesting as the aboriginal people use it to make baskets as well as eating the bottom of the leaves as a vegetable.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:15

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 08:45

I think GWRS meant to type gooseberries not grossberries, Pat.  Love your pics, looks like your spring is on the way - a bit like my snowdrop season.  

It is very wet out in my garden.  Lots of rain through the night which bodes good for the waterbutts.  Still raining heavily and forecast is rain for next three days.  Very dark and feeling cold after our mini heatwaves so typing this in a thick cardigan.

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