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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 10:44

Yes I have tulipa tarda in my scree but it is a sessile flower so sometimes is difficult to spot.  My friend is pleased with a new to him  late flowering daffodil called "Kaydee".




My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 09:01

Marygold the tulip that increases easiest for me is the species tulip. Tulipa sylvestris which is a pretty yellow one.

Cooler this morning and windier but the sun is out and UV 4 so fairly strong.  Showers are forecast so I will take my umbrella up the garden with me just in case as I will be working right at the very top which is a long way from shelter.  The pear blossom is breaking so no hard frosts wanted now.  I love my conference pears.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 22:05

Super isn't it to find a lost friend?  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 16:33

The fourth picture is Tulipa "Stresa" one of my favourites as it is so good at advertising its wares.  There are nectar guides and "Stresa" nectar guides!  The seventh pic is Spring green a tulip with green striped white petals which dies beautifully as in the picture!  They are both Kaufmanniana species varieties so flower very early even in a more normal spring than the very early one this year.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 15:28

More broad beans planted out. another dozen perennials planted, one table scrubbed clean in the sunshine,last of the wicker planters planted up, weeding done and close-ups taken of some of my amazing flowers.










My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 12:45

Such squeals of delight from up my garden this morning.  The first flower on my new epimedium, the beautiful red tulips which were the disappointment from my friend's red collection last year, the potatoes missed at  last year's harvest have sprouted so I covered them up.  Everything is aglow in the sunshine and warmth.  Lunchtime now as I do feel hungry after all my endeavours.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 08:38

Lots of sunshine forecast for today and UV4 so sunhat day for gardening.  I will planr up another wicker basket for the picnic table I washed yesterday.  The grime of winter is going gradually.  I have lots of geranium plugs coming soon so theu will need room in the conservatory for a while when I pot them up.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 22:15

Marygold my tulips are the result of collaboration from my friend who has a very small garden but loves gardening so he buys new bulbs every year for his containers and after flowering they are carefully watered and fed and then dried off for me to plant in my garden.  They flower for years after that as I give them careful husbandry as well after they flower in the borders. This is what you have to do flumpy to be sure of flowers for next year.  I use nettle food in my watering can but half strength tomato food would be OK. If I see a lovely tulip in a catalogue I buy enough to fill a big pot to get a good show.  So my tulips are never the same two years on the trot.

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.



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