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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 08:56

A good weekend forecast for us in Bristol with rain mostly through the night.  I hope you have the same for your new plants, flumpy.  I have sunflowers, cosmos and aquilegias I have grown from seed for Mr. Fothergills trials that need to be planted out today or tomorrow as the forecast for Monday and Tuesday is not good.  Inside the house is brighter now I have tackled the window cleaning while i could not get out gardening.  It is an ill wind-

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 16:11

In showers between the heavy showers this afternoon I just had to snap the brilliant sunshine through the boughs of my eucalyptus tree, the hellebores still flowering although the campanulas are now in flower , my black centaurea "Jordy" , my luscious herbs etc  I did have to run in with my camera up my jumper to shield it from the rain..


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 11:19

At last the rain has stopped but it is still cold.  The garden however looks very inviting through the windows of the conservatory.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 08:36

Such a grey wet, cold day today.  Could be a November day except for the blaze of colour in the garden.  Looks like a cold wet start to June this year.  AAh there is a poem there - when flaming June disappears whom should we be blaming?  I;ll work on it since I cannot see anything more interesting to be done today than finishing the window cleaning indoors i started yesterday.  Nearly the end of the fifth month of my environmentally friendly gardening and I only slipped once by ordering some gerberas when i was having a solar light to be delivered anyway.  Well no one is perfect.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 16:43

My friend's garden in inner city Bristol is usually one degree warmer than mine and it shows in the flowering of his plants.  his alliums were a week earlier and now the roses from next door are flowering on his fence while mine are still in bud except for the occasional precocious one.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 09:09 cooler today but sunny and forecast says dry.  Pruning is on the ards as the forsythia and the flowering currant are both finished flowering and need a trim and the Japanese quince in the front garden.  The wheeliebin is already full up so will have to stack the prunings till Friday.  A few large branches cut up small could go in the compost bins up the garden.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 16:45

Ladies and one male driver all gone home now after a brilliant afternoon.  It did go a bit cloudy and cold for the last half hour so I squashed them all into my study and showed them pics on my laptop from the Botanic garden.  They went home happy with pics on their cameras and a bunch of flowers to arrange when they got home.  And was I grateful that the forecast was right.  I did not have time to do any watering today so the rain we are promised for tonight will be very welcome.  Now to get all the cushions in so they do not get wet.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 08:37

Thank you everybody,  Weather looks good  Change is coming but not till this evening.  Got to make loads of fruit scones now.  WillDB This open day is for a Ladies church club but If I have another in August for the Alpine Garden society group I will certainly pm you as it is mixed both in sex and age!  Have a busy July coming up so will see how much time I have.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 08:59

All systems go today as cakes must be baked for tomorrow, house cleaned in case it rains and final tweaking in the garden including sweeping paths and taking the secateurs to anything overhanging.  It is cloudy but dry and warm.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 22:06

What a dramatic picture of the evening sky.  Yes, that is apple mint which has nice variegations on its leaves.  It did not die down in the winter so I could have mint tea from fresh mint whenever I wanted.

Discussions started by happymarion

Trouble posting pictures.

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new series

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

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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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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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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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Talkback: Growing tomatoes outdoors

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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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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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Summer has arrived

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