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Posted: 29/08/2014 at 14:36

The garden is still full of colour.



Posted: 29/08/2014 at 12:15

My friends the birds told me this morning it was time to harvest my conference pears so i did and took some to two of my neighbours who are now up my garden picking plums to make jam as my freezer is almost full and i still have a huge crop of runner beans to see to.



Posted: 29/08/2014 at 09:28

Flumy 1, if I were you I would take off the yellow leaves and replant my kale plants in the flower border.  They would then get some food when you fed the flowers and water if need be.  You should be eating it now.  Many big estates do this and it does look good with the dark green leaves.  If not new compost in a bigger pot might do it for you.  I have seen good kale grown in a big planter.


Posted: 28/08/2014 at 19:11

Lovely chrysanthemums, Flumpy.  Your border is looking good.  We had some more rain in the afternoon but it looks like summer is on its way back next week.

Talkback: Trees for wildlife

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 14:12
Well done, Kate. Last winter was so mild and wet lots of sickly trees suddenly showed what they are made of. Trees and shrubs that had never flowered before did.


Posted: 28/08/2014 at 13:54

Bucketed down just after noon so think I will not risk getting soaked up the garden but go and do some long needed shopping.  I did get two tomato plants out of their pots and squeezed into the green wheeliebin which gets emptied tomorrow morning.  It is going to be windy tonight so that is four less pots to right tomorrow morning.   I will pick in all my ripe peppers as they might get blown off and scattered round the drive.for the foxes to pinch.


Posted: 28/08/2014 at 08:34

Garden wet again this morning but bright now and forecast is for the rain to reach Bristol in te afternoon so I will try and get as much done as i can in the morning.  Some of the tomato plants are finished cropping so i will empty their pots two each day now till i have worked my way through the hundred or so.  I am eating so many cherry tomatoes I fancy my oink cheeks are beginning to resemble them.


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 22:12

Fairly dry eoday in Bristol - just a few drizzly episodes.  Forecast is for summer to return next week.  My roof repairs are scheduled for Sept.2nd so i hope so.  My friend calls my photographic attempts and my writings my gardening journalism.  Sometimes I get lucky with them and win garden vouchers from gardening magazines.


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 14:03

This is what I collected from a third of one of my eight raised beds in ten minutes of harvesting.



Posted: 27/08/2014 at 10:01

I picked another half pound of runner beans this morning after denuding the plants yesterday so looks like it is daily pickings from now till the frost.  Supper tonight will be sauteed potatoes, runner beans, tomato omelette and only the eggs will be shop bought.  When the children were young we had chickens and I think the fecundity of the soil in my garden is partly due to their droppings.  

Discussions started by happymarion

My Bristol Garden in 2015

about how I am trying my best to be ecologically friendly in Bristol's year as Green Capital of Europe. 
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Talkback: Using nettles in the kitchen

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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Last Post: 23/11/2014 at 10:33

Talkback: Trees for wildlife

Well done, Kate. Last winter was so mild and wet lots of sickly trees suddenly showed what they are made of. Trees and shrubs that had nev... 
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Last Post: 28/08/2014 at 14:12

Talkback: Tomato blight and potato blight

The "Charlotte" potatoes I an trialling for Mr. Fothergill are harvested from the potato planter bag and being eaten. very delicious and a ... 
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Last Post: 06/09/2014 at 18:57

Talkback: Growing tomatoes outdoors

Growing tomatoes indoors and out is a trial the Nation of Gardeners Project is doing for Mr. Fothergill Seeds. Ferline F1 is included in th... 
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Talkback: Sowing tomato seed

I have three gems of tomatoes to sow as a participant in Mr. fothergills Trials in the nation of Gardeners project, called "Black Opal". "Pi... 
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My Golden Jubilee Garden 
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Talkback: Autumn goes out in a blaze of glory

My acer seedlings from the Botanic Garden which I weeded are all different colouring - salmon pink, rich toffee, crimson. pale pink and a ve... 
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clematis in need of identification

an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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Last Post: 12/09/2013 at 19:48

Autumn colour

Celebrating the warm colours of autumn 
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Talkback: Didiscus coerulea 'Blue Lace'

One of my birthday presents was Kalanchoe "Bronze Sculpture" which is commonly known as the Paddle plant but this one has bronze colored tip... 
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Painting what you've grown

Letting other people see what can be done to immortalise your plants. 
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Last Post: 18/11/2014 at 08:20

Summer has arrived

Let's share the lovely flowers and veg. in our gardens this summer. 
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picture difficulties

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Talkback: Gardening in Russia

Awww, it was the same for my sister gardening in Edmonton in Canada, James. It was amazing how much they could grow in their very short thr... 
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