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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 10:11

Not a salvia, an agastache,Lyn.  Lost its name label but has been growing for years and flowering well.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 09:32

Oh my the heavens have opened in Bristol so as the zoom lens was still on my camera I took a pic of the rain from my back door.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 09:13

My zoom lens came with my Canon EOS camera as a package but is so heavy with it on I rarely use it, but it is such fun to use.  I get very vocal using it - can be heard by the neighbours saying things like oh my just look at that before i click!!!  Nice photos of spring in your garden, Pat.  I see the bought in tomato plant with its freebie are thriving and love those violas.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 08:41

So glad you like my efforts at artistic photos with my zoom lens,ladies.  I did have fun doing it.  I thought I might get pics of more of my insects than the lonely beefly but they were dozing I think.  Perhaps they knew the weather was changing.  It is very wet in Bristol and top temp. of 15 degrees forecast today plus winds so no outside work today, but two of my sons came visiting yesterday and one has decided I need a hand this autumn so is coming back in two weeks to help with the autumn pruning before leaf fall.  He knows there can be a problem in my long drive with leaves dropping if I leave it too late to prune next door's trees.  The last thing I need is a fall on slippery leaves in the winter going out to the shops or post box.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 14:30

Last one.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 14:26

The light was perfect for taking pics so I took out my Zoom lens and had fun up the garden.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 10:48

Little and often is my motto, Pat.  Here is the cleaned out conservatory which was stuffed full of tomatoes a few weeks ago. And part of the queue of tender plants waiting to be taken in before the frost.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 09:16

Another lovely sunny day has dawned in Bristol but forecast is for rain on the way.  I should get the conservatory cleared and clean today and will take a "before" picture and start putting three or four tender plants in every day from now on.  Some of my new plants will go into the cold frame or a sheltered position near the house for the winter so I can keep an eye on them.  The plugs I am growing on will be planted out at the end of October or thereabouts depending on the weather. They are all growing away nicely now.  Come November I will pot up my new tulips for the spring display and get all my leek and kale plants out in the potager for the winter.  There is a good article on houseplants which purify the air by James Wong in the Guardian this morning so I am going to dot those round the house as well as in the conservatory.  Should have lots of oxygen !

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 21:11

Happy anniversary to you both.  Love to see a pic of your new chrysanthemum,flumpy.  I have nearly finished cleaning out the conservatory - my goodness there were lots of spiders with their webs.  It has been a nice day today but next week does not have a good press weatherwise.

Will my white hydrangea stay white?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 11:07

Here is a picture of my white hydrangea which gives a pure white show throughout the summer then heralds autumn by turning a delightful pale oink.which it is in the processing of doing now.


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