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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 22:09

Wonderful day GWRS So warm dry and sunny so got lots of gardening done.  Strangely enough those apricot hyacinths have no smell.  must be like what happens to roses when highly bred to get a specific colour.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 12:10

My apricot coloured hyacinths are just beginning to bloom but the blue ones I planted with them are only half there so now i am hoping the apricot ones will last long enough  for me to see the two colours together.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 09:03

10 degrees already this morning in Bristol and forecast is for sun all day and 13 degrees so garden here i come.  Weeds should be easy as it rained in the night .

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 11:41

I had forgotten I had planted some Puschkinia scilloides in a pot so I could see their pretty stripes but they have appeared and are delightful.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 08:34

Good job we all got busy in the garden and allotment yesterday.  Lots of rain today.  Bristol is very wet already and forecast to rain all day.  But ir is mild  It is 10 degrees already and forecast for next few days is even warmer.  Wet and warmth is what the plants like.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 16:54

65, yes 65 aconites now planted in the green.  I had 15 extra!  But  it as just lovely weather for it and we have rain to settle them in forecast for tonight.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 14:05

Oh my I have one tough job on!  My 50 eranthis in the green have just arrived from Sarah Raven.  They are tiny, even for an alpine gardener.  I shall plant them ten at a time, first ten already done using a dessert spoon instead of a trowel!  They all have tiny buds on so will have the flowers soon.  Right off to do the second ten!  This is one time when being petite with tiny hands is a blessing!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 11:49

!0 degrees on my garden thermometer so warm enough for just a jumper and rugby trousers.  Everything is growing apace now.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 10:23

Temperature gradually creeping up so should be able to get out in the garden soon as it is dry and bright and no rain forecast till this evening.  Daffodils here I come ( well after my coffee).

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 14:39

I have two pots with pale blue violets flowering their socks off and smelling delightful.  i bought three plants last year and put one in the border right at the front but cannot find it now!  I used to have wild violets in the garden but they are not showing either.  I think they prefer shade and do not like drying out.  Your best bet is probably from seed and keep a few back to grow on in pots like me.  I am amazed how big a plant I have for one year's growing.  Hope that helps Joyce.  Their smell is to die for.

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