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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 10:23

Rain has started in Bristol so gave up picking up Bramleys.  Average weight is 12oz but the one on the top is a full pound.



Tulip plating panic

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 08:41

Yes with such troublesome conditions your tulips would be safer in pots out of the ground.  Good flowering size bulbs will flower I find if planted up to Xmas.  A layer of grit or chipped bark on top stops them being waterlogged usually.  But in the lea of the house on pebbles or bricks or brought into a cold greenhouse or conservatory is better still

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 08:32

Yellow warning for Bristol as high winds expected from one o'clock till ten.  So it is into my rain coat and out battening down the hatches this morning.  Gales forecast for all over the country today so keep safe all you gardeners.  Better off in work or at home today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 12:35

Some "Cool Wave" I grew from seed are still flowering 13months after their first flush. Snow.  Very easy to do. 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 12:08

Just done an hour's work in my conservatory Snow so nice and warm again.  Took some pics to share - it is so beautiful in there.










My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 10:37

So much for good intentions.  It bucketed down and I was soaked as I was nearly at the top of the garden when it started .  Ah well the conservatory needs deadheading done and watering.  I had managed to empty the gallons of rainwater into any butts that were not full up and made a mental note to tidy up the peonies now their leaves have at last succumbed to the weather.  There is a great deal needing done out there. At last a ray of sunshine and the rain has stopped so i will venture out again when I have warmed up.  That rain was icy.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 08:42

Garden very wet this morning again so the rain kept on through the night but forecast is for dry today and normal for time of year temperature so at least should be able to tidy up from the paths.  I am well GWRS, TY.  You sound tiptop if you can dig up currant bushes in the allotment!  Verdun you are right.  I should be remembering my theme will be out of date when the accolade of Green City of Europe passes drom Bristol at the end of the year.  How about "My Perfume Garden and Onwards in 2016"?  Monty Don may be getting us all interested in the history of gardening but my garden is marching into the future.  I am still living each day as if it were my last and gardening as if I will live for ever.  Which reminds me perhaps I can plant up the rest of my tulips today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 11:38

TY Snow.  The rose is called "The Lady of Shalott" - a David Austen rose.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 10:06

Yes a small garden packed with the most beautiful flower.  He has had two ops on his nose recently which has pulled him down but he does not know when to stop.  He went uo to London for two lunches with friends and a broadcast with the BBC and was not really well enough to be out of bed.  I know how delightful his presence in a company is so would not like to deprive other people but I wish sometimes I could pin a label on his back saying "Please stay away if you have a cold".

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 09:16

I am sure, flumpy.  My friend who has the worst cold he has ever had in his long life still found the strength to take a picture of the roses in his garden yesterday and sent me an ecard celebrating autumn.  



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