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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 10:21

Fine weather so have done all the watering of pots, now need to bake a cake as my eldest son has started his annual leave and has emailed he is visiting.  I will get him to carry the weed baskets o the green wheeliebin as i overstuffed them yesterday.Sometimes my enthusiasm is bigger than my strength.  Bin Day tomorrow.  I have flowers coming on the new honeysuckles i bought which is lovely as i thought I would have to wait till next year.  I will post their picture when in full flower.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 08:40

Repeat again Pat.  Must be like TV!

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 16:44

Oh dear, they didn't have small children I hope.  I decided the program was too depressing for me to watch any more.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 15:03

Been to the dentist and bought myself a cuphea and pink platycodon as a reward.

 

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 My first Sunlem tomato for Mr. Fothergills trials is ready to

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test for taste at suppertime.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 12:03

My forsythia twigs this year took two weeks to open up but they usually only take ten days.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 12:01

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The Instant Gardener

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 09:35

If I thought there was a chance that this series would encourage anyone to take up gardening I would watch again but I don't so I can be better employed elsewhere when it is on.  The Autistic Gardener on Channel 4 tonight is much more worthy as it does show the health benefits gardening can bring.  We need a program to emphasise how a beautiful and productive garden can enhance the country and indeed the world.  Biodiversity practised in our gardens can counteract the evils of monoculture brought about by the need to feed billions of people who can no longer all be hunter-gatherers.  The more people who grow food and flowers the better for the insect and human population and the happier the population will be.  Happy people are usually healthier people too.  I must say the team and volunteers on the Instant Gardener do not seem very happy in their work so it does not even have that going for it like "Love your Garden " has.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 09:07

So sorry, flumpy.  Do take care of you.  Pat, those forsythia twigs should sprout some roots and give you some new bushes.  It has been raining overnight in Bristol and we may have some more today.  I have  a dentist's appointment in the afternoon so will take the oportunity to go to the florists for some fresh seed compost and perhaps treat myself to one of her plants.  Watch this space.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 12:27

Sorry about the last one - it does that when it thinks you have put on too many pics.  Last one.

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 12:04

Just had to take my camera up the garden where the tall perennials like the eupatorium and veronicastrum have joined the phlox and lythrum salicifolium and the platycodon to make such a colourful show.  And the day lilies are all knock out gorgeous.

 

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