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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 19:17

Photos are such a treat again Marion. Hoped you manage to get outside.  It is dark when I get home from work so not able to get into my garden much yet but looking forward to be able to potter about in there soon.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 18:07

such lovely pictures  -  have really cheered me up and so do your inspirational posts what a great attitude to life you have Marion.  You inspire me in more ways than one.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 20:18

wow what a fantastic garden I love it especially the drifts of snowdrops.

Cheap plants at Aldi!

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 14:18

i had 4 nice pink hyacinth bulbs well budded in a tray today from Sainsburys for £2 which should be in flower soon.

I think there are bargains to be had you just need to shop around however I agree for better quality plants, greater variety and good advice you cannot be a nursery.

I am happy to buy my filler plants from the supermarkets and find that a little money can go a long way.

Cheap plants at Aldi!

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 21:18

I have had some decent bargains from Lidl and Wilko.  Bought pots of dwarf daffs a couple of weeks ago and some lovely dwarf Iris both planted into my rockery and by my mini pond and looking good at present.


Posted: 14/09/2013 at 12:26

I am sad to say that we no longer seem to get any sparrows in our garden at all in fact we hardly have any birds at present despite having several feeders - it is really sad.

What Type of Garden is Yours.

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 19:42

i live in the heart of the black country in a house built 29 years ago  with a small garden that slopes up away from the house.  The soil is poor and over the years we have struggled to grow a lot of stuff in it so now I tend to buy tough old plants that perform well and aren't too fussy and I am trying to attract more wildlife - had the first squirrel this year which I know a lot of people despise but I was thrilled as the area we live in quite urban with a strond industrial heritage although there is not much of the industry left now.

Bees, Butterflies and Blooms

Posted: 16/02/2012 at 21:35

I think it would be great if there was an area in every public park for wild flowers - long grass & flowers that kids come run through.  Also roundabouts that currently getting summer bedding schemes could be planted, verges the side of major roads could be planted - we all need to lobby our councillors.

Ivy or not?

Posted: 13/01/2012 at 19:05

I grow a lot of ivy for the wild life which do seem to love it however it can go a bit mad and we also cut it down every year to keep it under control.  The birds love the berries in late winter and also roost in to and the bees like the later flowers - I would not be without it.  

Plants still in flower

Posted: 13/01/2012 at 19:01

West Mids garden I have carnations that have never stopped flowering, likewise penstemon and a yellow rose - likewise I wonder how this will effect next years flowering.

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