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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 14:12

Last few pics for now.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 14:05

More pictures.  Sun out now.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 13:25

Scots born and bred till end of four years at St. Andrews University, flumpy   I came to Bristol the weekend of the Queen's Coronation in 1953.  I had to go to the shops for milk but have ticked two things off today's list and hope to get another two done before the Sunday visitors arrive.  I am busy working my way through my miles of paths, cutting back greenery, sweeping, tidying edges. for my open day next month.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 11:05

Evidently it counts the number of photos and rations you!



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 10:59

Oh my goodness my environmentally friendly garden has never looked so beautiful and so productive.  I have tiny plums already and masses of soft fruit, apple, pear and plum blossom.  Here are half of the pics, more later when I have ticked off a few more things on my list.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 09:05

A tad cooler this morning because of the east wind but still forecast to reach 15 which is fine for gardening as it is dry.  No need to do any cooking as I did a lot too much for my dinner party last night so have plenty of leftovers.  Just as well as I get very hungry out in the garden all day now my appetite has returned.  Definitely will need to do some watering today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 22:00

 No GW for me tonight yet flumpy as it was the AGM of the Bristol group of the Alpine Garden Society tonight.  Will catch up on Iplayer tomorrow.  My son and his partner came to supper and brought me a huge pile of terracotta pots, some very large which I will fill with osteospermums.  Some of the manure will be trundled up to the potager too.  One of the members got a second prize in a flower show with one of my plants I had taken to the raffle!  It is good to know they go to good homes where they are treasured.

Discussions started by happymarion

Trouble posting pictures.

Just noticed today, 24.08.15 
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new series

A quite different approach to making over a neglected garden. 
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My Bristol Garden in 2015

about how I am trying my best to be ecologically friendly in Bristol's year as Green Capital of Europe. 
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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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Last Post: 23/11/2014 at 10:33

Talkback: Trees for wildlife

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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Talkback: Tomato blight and potato blight

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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Last Post: 06/09/2014 at 18:57

Talkback: Growing tomatoes outdoors

Growing tomatoes indoors and out is a trial the Nation of Gardeners Project is doing for Mr. Fothergill Seeds. Ferline F1 is included in th... 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 18:21

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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