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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 20:55

Lovely photos again Marion. So much in flower already! I have a winter box and a pot of polyanthus but my bergenia is nowhere near flowering!

I went GC today and bought  shallot sets and a bag of seed compost so I'm ready to start sowing next weekend

Big garden bird watch 2017

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 20:39

Just submitted my results. I did my hour between 8 and 9 this morning on the basis that the birds would be hungry after the night and would flock to my feeders which I'd stocked up yesterday. I counted:

2 bluetits

2 starlings

4 goldfinches

4 sparrows

1 dunnock

2 robins

1 blackbird

1 collared dove

Soon after I'd finished I saw a pair of collared doves in the tree just outside our garden then a pair of blackibirds (not the one I'd already counted) on the lawn! There was no sign of the greattits I heard "singing" all afternoon when I was gardening yesterday! 

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 22:01

I'm on the edge of Bristol aym. We are lucky that we have a small community farm across the road that is like an oasis surrounded by roads and houses.

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 21:49

Today I've seen a wren, robin, sparrows, dunnocks, blue tits, great tits, 3 long tailed tits, 5 golfinches, 2 magpies, woodpidgeons and a starling on the TV aerial. I hope they will all be on hand for roll call next week for the Birdwatch!

How to plant a garden arch

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 17:59

Ivy needs something substantial to cling onto as it doesn't twine or use tendrils to cilmb. There are some evergreen clematis.

How to plant a garden arch

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 17:51

What sort of arch is it? Is it made of wood or metal? It will need to be very firmly 'planted' if you are going to grow climbers over it.

Can I plant my apple tree now?

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 17:46

I'm no expert on this subject, but would say "yes" as long as the ground is workable (not frozen or waterlogged). This will give plenty of time for the roots to get going before summer and all that hot dry weather we're going to get this year!  (I hope)

Monty don

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 17:30

I hope they continue with the hour long programs and we see some more of Adam's new garden. I would like to see a winter special of him pruning his wisteria!!!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 20:58

Sounds like you have a lot of hard work to do. Take care when uncovering those terraces! I hope you've got someone to help. Looking forward to progress pictures.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 16:17

I'm looking forward to your new blog marion. I don't post much but yours is always the first thread I go to. You are such an inspiration and your photos so cheerful. I wish you all the best for 2017.

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