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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 17:12

My goodness our road looks smart.  We had the pavements tarred today.  They are quite dark at the moment while they dry and my chimonathes looks spectacular with the new black pavement at the foot of the wall it clambers over.  I have never seen it so covered in its red blossom as it is this year.  It was splendid gardening weather and i have filled the green wheeliebin ready to put it out tomorrow evening.  The tar should be dry by then.  More and more daffodils are opening now and crocuses too.  The blossom on the prunus should be opening soon.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 09:07

My goodness we are promised 11degrees today and it is 9 already.  My friend's tiny Garden in the heart of Bristol which is very sheltered has delivered iris reticulata and a vase of roses which would indicate autumn if not summer.  I have some flower plants behaving like evergreens, notably antirrhinums and wallflowers.  Strange times to be a gardener.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 22:07

Sow your sweet peas after soaking in warm water, five to a 9cm. pot and grow them indoors for now, flumpy 1.  Those botanical crocuses are very tiny but perfect and pure white.petals.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 12:32

Such a lovely day for gardening.  I attacked next door's laurel hedge which has stolen about six feet from my border with gusto and it was a whole hour before I breathlessly substitutesd my camera for my secateurs thanks to the Digoxen my doctor put me on for my arrythmia of my heart yesterday.  Last week a half hour was the limit before I had to take a break!  I like that kind of magic!  The garden is more beautiful still now the daffodils and botanical crocuses are opening in the slate scree.

 Snowflakes have joined the snowdrops.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 09:44

A much better day today.  It is 5 degrees already and bright and dry so out in the garden shortly as there does not seem to be any wind.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 22:07

Even lightning this evening!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 12:03

Oh such a dreary day.  The sun shines intermittently but you cannot trust it.  As soon as you don coat and boots the sky has blackened and the icy rain starts again.  Ah well there are things to do in the conservatory.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 13:48

Awww Ty Forester2 - I have had such a lot of practise  my mother put me on the stage at 11 and i had seven children and seven grandchildren to entertain!  Entertaining myself has never been difficult as I am a born scientist - curiosity may kill the cat but not us.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 11:47

The icy rain has arrived and chased me indoors, but I can have fun there too.  The story continues.

  Ducky;Oh Munakuppi, my dear, has that Marion been eating your curls already?  Munakuppi. no Ducky, the basil took nearly 14days to germinate so it is still quite short but I do feel a little warmer if a bit like a G.I. with this hairstyle.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 10:01

Cold again this morning but dry so will have to do my garden work in the morning as heavy rain is forecast with high winds for the afternoon. 

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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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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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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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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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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