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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 08:54

Another fine day gor gardening in Bristol - a tad warmer I think this morning.  This fine spell of weather is forecast to change on Wednesday so three days of clearing and planting in the new perfume garden is called for.  The green wheeliebin is full again so will have to stack up the brambles for now.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 21:09

I cook my pears in red wine and freeze for Xmas when they are delicious with chocolate sauce.  Those two radishes are prize winners.  You should have flowers on your chrysanthemum for the next month or so.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 14:55

New hellebores planted and looking good.  Sixty leeks planted up.  More brambling done.  I think I deserve a rest now  I am reaching the middle of my perfume garden where I plan on planting my myrtle tree so I have put it to have a good drink till tomorrow and will look for a stout stake for it before it gets too dark up the spinney.  A blackbird and a robin who must be good friends accompanied me and had some luscious worms.  They seemed to know there would be loads for both of them as there was no squabbling.  The robin perched on the rim of my weed basket and did not move a jot when I reached in for my secateurs.  The cooking pear tree has monstrous pears on which I should be able to pick tomorrow when I do another bit of brambling.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 09:53

Yes, flumpy I keep stumbling on a tender plant now and again and bringing it in.  Yesterday I rescued a hawarthia from the potager as it is a succulent and needs to be sheltered from frost.  I still have a few sweet peas in flower too.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 09:02

Another fine day in Bristol.  I had to do some watering yesterday and looks like more is on the cards for today.  No rain forecast till Wednesday.  I have planted up so many new things lately it is important to check on them.  New lemon coloured daylilies being planted today in the perfume garden. All my other hemerocallis have fine scents.so i expect these to have too.  I made room in the freezer for some stewed Bramleys flavoured with cinnamon.  they tasted superb.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 20:07

Just the best time to buy new plants GWRS.  The soil is still warm and crumbly so easy to weed first too.   I had a lovely cistus brought back to me my my daughter when she visited that garden a few years back and it has been a real beauty.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 15:16

Spent £16.96 on three shrubs - Weigela "Victoria"- and nine perennials, three each of Echinops retro, Helianthus "Lemon Queen" and Salvia nemerosa "Amethyst".  Now to find big pots for them  Thank you for your kind thoughts, Runnybeak.  I am very mindful of my age .and capabilities and try not to let my enthusiasm overrule my common sense. 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 14:51

I dug up and cleaned for the second time a patch of my new perfume garden and planted three agastache  two of which have a blue flower stem showing.  Poor things still think it is summer.  I had a £37 rebate on my water bill this morning so now planning on buying some new plants.  I will see what bargains the Secret Gardening society is offering this week.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 08:30

Gloomy in Bristol today but still dry and calm so a good day for gardening again and the green wheeliebin will be empty once more but not for long.  There looks like enough leaves on the drive for me to start filling up a black plastic bin liner with them for leaf compost next year too.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 22:06

Oh I remember lighting the smoke candle in my 40ft greenhouse I  used to have!  The children thought it all some kind of magic!

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