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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: Yesterday at 09:03

Warmer today and a bit brighter so should get a good day's gardening in.  I found my latest order from SGC on the kitchen doorstep this morning when I got up and just had a phonecall to say my new compost is being delivered tomorrow so all I need now is Crocus to deliver my new border fork and I will be all set for a busy November. 

My newest plants from SGC are gorgeous as usual -one each of Alyssum saxatile Gold Bullet, Centranthus ruber coccineus, Agapanthus umbellatus White Umbrella and Lychnis haageana Molten Lava.  Th last is in flower and there were squeals of delight when I saw it - such a pretty cheerful plant for the front of the border and the lychnis tribe do so well in Bristol!  After all one is called the Bristol flower.  They must love our alkaline clay.  Here is its picture.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 08:42

Yes Joyce it is a beautifully colourful autumn and a week or two early because of the dry weather.  We have a little drizzle again this morning and cloudy but set to improve in the afternoon and it seems a little warmer.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 12:22

Housework going well GWRS as the rain is still onin Bristol.  Finished by giving clean water to my AGS raffle prize flowers.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 09:24

Grapevines are lovely as well as doubly useful - the large leaves are edible.  I love them baked in the oven stuffed with rice and minced meat  And so long lived.  Mine are over 40 years old now.  Do have a go GWRS  There are lots of varieties to choose from.

It is damp out in the garden this morning  and still drizzling.  Very cloudy too so dark but better , warmer weather forecast for tomorrow.  a good day for tidying the house as I have visitors tomorrow.  .

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 16:55

Four grapevines in my garden GWRS.  Two green and two black , one of eacg colour dessert grapes and one of each colour wine grapes.  I am eating a large bunch of the green dessert grape in the picture every day now but will have to gather in the harvest soon.  They keep till Xmas or a few weeks after in the garage.  i make some grape juice and give lots away.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 14:32

Very pleased with the rosebud type ones this year Joyce.  The flowers are like rosebuds.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 14:20

More pics this lovely sunny Sunday.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 14:11

What a lot of colour still in the garden at the end of October!  The conservatory is ablaze as well and the rooms I use in the bungalow will soon be full of lovely cut flowers.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 12:44

Not all for tulips, Joyce.  Some of my raised beds in the potager need topping up.  I have been doing my best  to save money by putting compost in some of them from my own prunings and weeding but need to put a layer of good stuff on top.  Sun is out now so as i am whacked I may take a break to get some photos and enjoy myself arranging my raffle flowers.  Of course the old gardener whom I used to help when I was at secondary school in the Big House would be proud of me.  His motto was "Always spend more on your compost than on your plants"!

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 09:28

Cloudier this morning but sun promised for 11 onwards and rain through the night.  The garden is very dry.  I have ordered 12 bags of JI3 and compost for my tulips. They will be delivered within ten days so at the right time for planting.  Some more cutting up of prunings today and another go on the terrace I am unearthing.

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