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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 08:33

Another brilliant day of sunshine ahead!  UV5 forecast so sunhat needed up my garden.  Some more potatoes needing planted as the earlies are up and a dozen or so perennials I hope.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 22:37

That last one is a work of art flumpy!  The top picture is a picotee hellebore - double flowers on them.  I have just come in from seeing a very good play called "The Secret Rapture" which is one of those plays that takes you right out of yourself you are so involved with the characters so all my trauma with my laptop is now forgotten and I am Happymarion again.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 13:07

Yes I was worried you would be worried but had forgotten about being able to pm you on the settings page!  I have found out one of my fb friends is on the forum too so she could have helped out.  My daughter is on fb so phoned to find out what was up and then put a message on my timeline asking my fb friends to share it.  My guru was quite pleased with how much I had managed, gave the laptop a good clean and instructed me what to do once a week.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 11:15

Trying pics again








 Hooray.  Don't ask me how i did it.  I have no idea.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 10:23

Yay it worked .  I'll never understand this lot!  Anyway suffice it to say I am very happy now and will try to put on some pics.  My little amelianchier tree is in bloom!  oh dear cannot get through to my pics so will have to get my guru to sort that.  He has just rung to find out where I am as he has not been for a long while so all systems go.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 10:17

Try again, Marion.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 19:32

Close-up of my friend's "Palestrina" tulips.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 09:28

My friend's narcissus "Kaydee" and tulip "Palestrina" are making a gorgeous show in his central Bristol tiny garden.






My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 08:35

Another fine day for gardening, already 9 degrees here and set to get to 14 at least.  I am gradually getting the spent bulbs from their pots into the beds and borders to do their own thing for next year. Lots of the hyacinths out in the garden need their spent flowers cut off now to stop them seeding.  One thing about an early morning inspection of the garden before first cup of tea is you see clearly which jobs are urgent!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 14:40

It will be the centenary of my late husband's birth at the end of August so, although it is 27 years since he died I have been remembering how he picked me up on our honeymoon in East Lambrook as I had no wellies and carried me to see Margery. Fish's snowdrops.  So when I saw these three books on sale I had to have them.  they arrived today just in time for the bad weather at the weekend. 

The sun has come out and the tulips have opened up.








Discussions started by happymarion

Adventures in my garden 2018

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