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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 16:42

I am whacked after working all day but a dazen perennials have left their pots and all my onion sets are in the ground and the tulips are so lovely in the garden and containers, what does a little shortness of breath matter!  It looks like we may have some rain now as the sky is darkening.  I took some pictures earlier.

 


 


 


 


 


 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 09:02

The end of the road for my Xmas amaryllis.

 


 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 08:28

Damp outside so it must have rained through the night but the sun is out for now and it feels quite warm.  Four family visitors yesterday so have catching up to do now.  I may have to make a list and try to get through it.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 15:25

Oh my goodness that will put a stop to your gardening for a while.  Tin mugs are safer!  Hard lines flumpy.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 13:50

 Sorry to hear you are not well again flumpy.  Perhaps you need to up your dark veg and fruit intake to boost your immune system.  Anti- oxidants are the way to go and avoiding crowded places where bugs abound.  Yes this weather is amazing - just right for getting plants out of pots and into the beds and borders.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 09:28

Incidentally for those of you who garden on a very tight budget like i do those wicker planters I have been planting up with spring flowers I bought two winters ago in an end of autumn season sale .  They were £5 each, lined with plastic, and came with 40 bulbs in four varieties each and enough bulb fibre to fill them.  The bulbs grew perfectly and are now growing well in the borders especially the 20 hyacinthe i had called "Carnegie" which are white.  Last summer I grew red geraniums in them and after the spring show is over I will do the same this year.  The planters are still in good condition.  A really good buy so look out for end of season bargains online.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 09:19

So pleased Darren.  Yes I am for great biodiversity in my half acre.  There are no lawns as such although I do have some ornamental grasses!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 08:55

Anothe bright sunny day and dry though some rain is forcast for late in the afternoon.  i have three family members perhaps more coming to tea so need to bake but should get some planting done.Some tiptoeing through the tulips perhaps!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 16:19

My neighbour called enthusing about my pussy willow tree so I went round to get some pics. It is truly beautiful and the honey bees are starting to visit.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 12:51

 20 or so perennials planted out so in for lunch.  The garden is looking so beautiful in the brilliant sunshine I just had to dodge my shadow and take pics.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

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