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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: Today at 10:41

Rain came before 10am!   So started on the table in the conservatory.  I gave it a clean cloth and brought in one wicker container which will not last another year.  Roses and salvias still flowering well.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: Today at 09:11

Colder this morning, grey and dry but rain forecast for about 11 am so must get started soon.  plenty to do in the conservatory still if the rain gets too heavy.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: Yesterday at 20:09

Good to hear from you Flumpy especially now you have joined the Union!!!   I do not think the weather is going to be as good next week.  More wind and wet and not quite so warm.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: Yesterday at 15:27

Taraah!  Last windowsills packed with tender plants in the conservatory.  Just a few labels to be soaked and scraped off the reused pots when I have a minute and the conservatory is on its way to being shipshape and Bristol fashion for the winter.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: Yesterday at 11:10

Yes Joyce I line all the heavy pots in a sheltered position by the bungalow wall till one of my sons visits, then in they come.  The conservatory has two steps up to it and the other way through the house would be too messy.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: Yesterday at 09:12

Very heavy shower has just finished so rainbutts looking good now.  Sun appearing though now.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: Yesterday at 08:27

Bristol had some rain through the night and there is still a little drizzle but the forecast is for some sunny spells so should get some bulb planting done in the borders now the rain has softened the soil a little.  I am afraid there is more unsettled weather coming next week with more wind because of storms coming across the Atlantic.  Hopefully most of it will be during the night.  i should get the last of the conservatory windows filled up with tender plants today and perhaps start on the central table.  then there is the task of scrubbing the tiles on the floor and bringing in the floor standing large plants.  Still I am up to speed with that task and all should be protected before the frost comes.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 13:08

Aym 280 that is a gorgeous colour.  I am still bringing in my pelargoniums so they will not get frosted.  Still lots to do but am gatting there.  Courier has just arrived with irises, white camassias and dwarf pink asters just beginning to open their buds so when they have had a drink I will plant them.  He laughed when I said "More work" when he found me in the garden .  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 11:16

Yes it is and this is its second flowering and the perfume seems even stronger now.  Sorry you are missing out on the wonderful weather we are having in Bristol. Joyce.  One of my neighbours is cleaning out his pond and has just been round to ask me if I would like some purple irises for my bog garden.  As i only have the yellow native of course i said yes.  Right from the off I knew today was going to be special when i opened my email to find a long newsy letter and lovely pics from his garden from my friend who was writing to me at midnight after coming home from a play.  Nice things often happen when you are sound asleep!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 09:08

Oh such a glorious sunny morning.  I just had to share the lovely sights in my garden.  Breathtaking sights and smells.  The Gertrude Jekyll rose in its second flowering is perfuming the whole drive and it is so lovely to see a second flowering on the oak leaved hydrangea.  I am sure we are having more than four seasons nowadays!!!


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