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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 08:30

Hazier sunshine this morning but dry forecast for all day so should get lots done in the garden.  As forecast for next three days is rain I must make the most of today, then I can freeze and hang things to spread things to dry on the wet days.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 14:38

Whacked after a lot of harvesting and weeding so took some pics of daisies, oxalis and yellow chrysanthemums.





My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 10:33

After digging up a big basket of potatoes and putting onions and broad beans for seeds out to dry and taken note of the vast amount of fruit needing picked I decided an early coffee was called for.  I did tie up sweet peas too which  the rain had disturbed a bit so now the garden is looking tidier as well as lush.  That recent rain has put spurts of growth on everywhere.  The things  i gave the Chelsea chop to are now flowering for the second time - weigelas, clematis montana, cirsium rivulare, all the hardy geraniums to name just a few.My white gaura has been devoured by slugs though.  Mr. Fothergills onion plants we had to trial for the Nation of gardeners have been harvested - 9 survived from thirteen plants and the biggest is not much more than an inch in diameter so hardly worth the bother hen onions come so easily from seeds or sets.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 09:12

A fine day forecast for Bristol so should get started on filling up the green wheeliebin again as it gets emptied this morning.  The new border should be much easier now we have had heavy rain to break up the clay clods.  Will take containers with me as there are mountains of black brambles ready to pick and plums and apples.  Nearly time to harvest pears too.

what's looking good ?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 16:06

Forgot to say heucheras look good all the year round.

what's looking good ?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 15:53

Just opening their buds now Hibiscus - gorgeous.  And of course all the Michaelmas daisies.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 15:44

I took my umbrella just in case as I needed stamps and to order compost for my spring bulbs and of course the new flowers for Bank Holiday weekend had just come in to the florists so I came home with a gentian called "Diana" and  a pink bouvardia which is supposed to be the plant you give people with a zesr for life!  I certainly have that so gave myself one.  Here they both are.  Bouvardias can live for ten years



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 10:54

 Oh TY for the tip. Lyn.  Those two cleomes were raised from seed by my friend so I will save the seed.  I must get into my raincoat and go out and empty pots that are overflowing with rainwater before any waterlogging occurs.

what's looking good ?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 10:28

Sorry p87 as the pages have moved on since I put this week's flowers in.

what's looking good ?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 10:25

Granma have a look at my pictures from my Bristol Garden in the thread "My Bristol garden in 2015" and you will see what is flowering now in my garden on the present page.

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