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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 09:13

I slept like a log after all that fresh air and exercise yesterday so hope to repeat it today as the weather is once more glorious.  My four flowers are now open on my !Stripey! amaryllis I had for Xmas.  Such a lovely start to april.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 16:48

Four hours finished and recycling put out si took some pics in the front garden where the spring flowers are beautiful.






My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 14:59

In   my third hour of my self imposed ration I have planted a pittosporum, black elder and red camellia, given each a bucket of rainwater and mulched them with bark.  I pruned dead wood from my hebes while I was in the Jubilee garden and weeded where the hyacinths are going out of their pots.  Last hour will be spent on the scree which benefits at this time of year from a good weed so i can appreciate my alpines in flower Happy days.I must find time to put out the recycling as the green wheeliebin is stuffed full.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 12:53

.My latest purchases from the Secret Gardening Club arrived during my second hour of my gardening ration and are now having a good drink after their journey.  Nine superb perennials for £18.88!  The 3 Alyssum saxatile Summit are covered in buds ready to open and one flower on one of the 3 Erysimum Bowles Mauve has opened to show me the lovely colour.  The 3 Lobelia cardinalis Queen Victoria are superb big plants .



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 11:25

Oh such glorious weather  for gardening.  Mindful of the many admonishments by mt friends not to overdo it I have rationed myself to four hourly sessions at intervals through the day.  It is the Rule of Four day today as I have four sitooteries (patios)  which I want to get tidied up before my first open day in May.  I have started on the one outside my potting shed (back of garage)  So far -





My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 09:09

TY Marygold.  I found a pot of pink chionodoxa in among my pots of bulbs yesterday which was a surprise so took my camera out to snap them.  They came out blue against the white flowers so brought them in to a black background to show their pretty colour.  Container gardening proves useful when you also add photography to your gardening hobby.




My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 08:38

White grass frost this morning and only 1 degree still but very bright sunshine so should soon warm up as 11 degrees forecast and UV 4.  There will be strains of "Wunderbar" and "Brush up your Shakespeare"  coming from my potager this morning after the lovely evening I had at the Redgrave Theatre last night for a splendid performance of "Kiss me Kate".  Huge cast, splendid singing and dancing and the costumes for the Shakespearean scenes were superb. Just the thing to put a song and dance into the work needing done ,  No doubt the birds will join in.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 13:45

Just heard the final total for the Botanic Garden plant sale at the weekend was £1241.56.  A bit more than last year despite the off putting weather.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 08:27

It has been very wet through the night but dry now and just showers forecast for today.  There is a very pretty miniature daffodil flowering for my friend and he has pink trumpets following on some late flowering ones.  The plant sale at the Botanic Garden took £700 on Good Friday alone but a large awning collapsed in the wind through the night on a table of plants and sent them flying.  Mixed fortunes this year with the weather.  This mi


niature daffodil is called Pencrebar.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 08:45

Rotten day here for those returning to work Duck pond outside the kitchen already and dark as night and pouring steadily.  Yes I do like your forsythia.  Always looks like it is sunny when in bloom I think.  I have several that bloom at different times and have different shades of yellow flowers.  Myy sweet peas and cosmos have gerninated which I sowed last week so that cheered me up when I saw how wet the garden was.  I can sow some more seeds at least today.

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