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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 23:01

FB friends have sent me two pictures of my sweet peas - one from the assistant producer is rather dark but shows them before the final filming where they were as in the secong picture, in front of the workshop shed which had the log art on it and on the left of the picture.


Myrtle Communis in a pot

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 16:20

Yes I think it would prefer to be south facing.  Such a pity we cannot ask the plants but you never know - latest research seems to have shown plants have intelligence!  Thank you for the compliment Verdun - you flatterer, you, but I must say having seen how beautiful my friend's one was i researched the species.  Now I have one of my own I aim to have it looking as good as his in a few years time.  He has had to lift the canopy of his!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 15:32

Some of my flowers, cards and presents.  I am sitting sipping lovely coffee made with ground coffee my friend sent me in the post as the courier delivered my myrtle tree from him.  He also sent a lovely card by the post as well as a musical ecard.  He is a firm believer in supporting the old ways!

 The nightie from my daughter under the beautiful paperweight cum perfume bottle is the same colour as my damask tablecloth so I can now disappear by standing in my new nightie in front of the kitchen table!  No I have not been at my new bottles of wine.

Myrtle Communis in a pot

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 15:24

Try taking off the top layer of soil as much as you can and replace with good loam based compost or even better JI no3 and if no improvement try foliar feeding.  It would be so much better planted out in the garden I think.

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 15:09


Thank you WW and Susan.  Here is a picture of some of my cards and presents.  

Myrtle Communis in a pot

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 14:15

This needs Mediteranean conditions.  I have just been given one for my birthday which will come out of its pot and into a sheltered place in the garden , south facing, in moist but free draining soil.  I hope to get a tree from it.  In a pot it needs loam based compost.  Yellow leaves does sound as if the plant is lacking nourishment, probably from overwatering if the pot is free draining.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 14:06

Lots of cards and ecards, parcels and telephone calls;flumpy.  Two of my visitors are coming at the weekend to have a longer visit.  The assistant producer was asked to provide a large pot of sweet peas for the episode tonight but could not find any in any garden centre or nursery so she put out a cry for help on Facebook which I saw and answered.  She said they could collect anywhere between London and Dorset and as  am half way I sent her a picture and she sent a colleague with a van to collect it.  Sweet peas were the favourite flower of someone dear to the family who had just died.  Mine were Heritage variety and smelled delightful.

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 12:57

Thank you, Cathy43, and oh I am 4thPanda.TY.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 12:47

Tonight at 8pm on ITV my sweet peas should be in a garden Alan Titchmarsh and his team are making for a young family in Dorset.    Do try and spot them.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 12:16

I can still see where it was hacked when I polish it, thirty or so years on!  Glad it is all sorted.

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