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2014

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 11:50

Well done frumpy with your tomatoes.  i had no green ones this year at all despite growing eight varieties.  I have planted over 60 tulips this morning and some day lilies and done some weeding in the sunshine.  Need to go shopping as usually have visitors at weekend but hope to get some more work done before it gets dark.  

Autumn Colour

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 09:15

The best "Autumn colour" in my huge garden is blazing out from one of the four young acersI

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i brought as seedlings with two seed leaves on each from the Botanic Garden where I was weeding round the acers.

2014

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 08:55

November is here and it is a lovely sunny dry day in Bristol.  Some poet somewhere should celebrate that. Very few poems about November that do not bemoan the dreariness of it.  I shall be too busy planting the sixty or so tulips I have just bagged up from my store, planting white training winter pansies by my Black Grass (orthopogon) and collecting bags of leaves for leaf mould.  I wonder what Mr. Fothergills have in store for the Nation of Gardeners this November.

How warm is it with you today?

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 19:14

21.1 here today in Bristol .  It was like a summer's day and T-shirt weather.r.

2014

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 14:48

Whacked so went snapping the summery flowers up the garden.

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2014

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 12:17

Sixty more tulips planted labelled and protected from the squirrels.  It is a T-shirt gardening day today.  The last of my red onions have now been planted .  There are five flowers on Pea Meteor and the garden had lots of butterflies in it.  One followed me into the kitchen.  I shall have a Hunter-gatherer lunch again today but will take a cushion to put on one of my wrought iron chairs and sit down civilised today as i am putting so many hours in.  Lots of flowers surprising me including the blue flowers of my brown leaved ajuga which does think it is spring.  Roses are beautiful and the fuchsias.

2014

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 08:55

Oh my such a weather forecast for today in Bristol.  It could be the middle of summer except the length of the daylight hours.  No excuse not to have a wonderful start to the garden in spring next year.  Everything done now will save time then.  I started planting my tulips yesterday.  At 50 per day they should all be planted this year!  Late sowing of salads, annuals, perennials as instructed by Mr. Fothergills for their trials means the garden too looks like it is midsummer and some of the roses like "Generous Gardener" and "Iceberg"are still covered with buds.  I normally rely on my very old Queen Mother roses for a bunch at Xmas but it looks like I may have a mixed bunch this year.

2014

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 16:23

Getting dark now so gave in as I did not come in for lunch but ate it in the garden from the garden.  I did feel like a hunter - gatherer with my two corn cobs, bunch of grapes,CharlesRoss apple and two large red strawberries, but quite replete and able to do much more work.  Before the light went I took some pictures .  I found three pea flowers on my new Pea meteor plants i am trialling for Mr. Fothergills Nation of Gardeners.  The winter jasmine is going to be covered in its yellow flowers this November.  The roses are still delightful and what a year it is for red berries!  Oh and I have blue mushrooms.

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2014

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 12:45

I emptied the potato planter of its "Xmas" potatoes as all the haulms were spent and got 1 kilo of admittedly gorgeous new potatoes but will not be repeating this experiment.  Such a tiny crop cannot have depleted the compost much so I will use it in big pots of tulips for the spring.

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2014

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 11:25

Normal service resumed in garden today as it is dry.

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