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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.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 19:30

Just eaten my first two Worcester Pearmains straight off the tree for dessert for my supper.  They were very sweet and juicy so i shall have two every day now till my plums and pears are ready.

Are you eating your home grown fruit and veg yet?

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 19:13

Had my usual vegetarian supper tonight, new potatoes straight from the garden to the pot, boiled, then doused in grated cheese and chopped chives and butter, served withbroad beans from the garden and a Sunlem tomato from my conservatory.  Dessert was two Worcester Pearmain apples picked off the tree and eaten as i strolled round the garden..  First this year and very sweet and juicy.  Have frozen lots of beans and strawberries as i had gluts.  Have harvested the red banana shallots, bkackcurrants and have green salads all the year round either from the garden or the conservatory.  Huge crop of plums, apples and pears this year.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 14:21

This gazania I grew from a plug last year flowered for eight months last year, survived the winter out of doors, had seven flowers cut down about a month ago and now has three more in full bloom and one just finished flowering.  The plugs worked out at about 10p each so th price of each flower must be miniscule indeed.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 10:20

The last few.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 09:56

Oh dear , Busy-Lizzie you must have to do so much watering.  Here are the highlights up my garden this morning after the rain and before the next lot forecast for tonight and tomorrow,



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 08:35

Oh I bet that was GWRS.  Yes rained all day in Bristol and again through the night,  I have collected quite a stash and onspected up the garden.  Everything is well watered The rowan tree's berries have coloured up so autumn appearing early.  I must get up there with my camera to take a shot of the new mr. Fothergills sweet peas - so new they have no name.  The colour is showing on the flowers to be red with white edging.  You should have heard my squeals of excitement when I saw that.  Busy-Lizzie there is bad weather on the way for northern France,  I do not know what El Nino is going to bring in the winter but it is causing a lot of hurricanes in the states.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 20:26

It did rain practically all day, but forecast for tomorrow is dry and warmer though breezy.  The garden looks very wet indeed from the house but I should have a good stash of rainwater now and more is forecast for Sunday and Monday.  If green wheeliebins can think mine is probably wondering why it is stood there empty.  Hardly ever happens as I am usually waiting for it to be emptied.  I ate my first ripe tomato - a Sunlem at supper and it was delicious.

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