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My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 22:12

Lily Pilly no need to feel ashamed.  You probably do not realise my garden is a wildlife friendly garden and full of native plants as well as cultivated varieties.  And very often it is the natives that are the most beautiful.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 17:54

You must mean the elderflower head. Lily Pilly.  I just buried my head in its scent then took its picture.  This is the common ot garden one not the fashionable black leaved one.  Just beautiful.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 12:53

Still rain in the wind but I managed to get some pics of the flowers that are triumphantly beating the gloom.


My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 08:34

Lots of rain water will help too, Flumpy.  Glad it is thriving now.  We have had quite a bit of rain through the night by the look of my damp garden.  Gloomy today too so we may be having some more.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 20:20

When we moved in in 1964 with two boys and two girls and another boy on the way the children came in from their first rec of the garden asking their father to build them a tree house.  He built them one in a huge pear tree which the neighbour said had not fruited in thirty years.  It was three stories.and a great success and i filled many a meal into the basket to be pulled up and consumed up there.  The following year it was covered in blossom and then fruit!.  all it needed was some serious pruning. The tree house is long gone but the tree still bears good crops.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 10:48

Used to be three fishponds Joyce but after the children had all left home they sprung leaks so i converted them into my fernery but left the bridge there as it is a shortcut to parts of the garden.  Many a toy boat was sailed on the ponds but the fish were always shortlived because of the heron population.  One of them gave me a real scare in the garden.  I was weeding under an apple tree and heard a fierce whirring above my head.  i thought it was a helicopter but when i looked up I stared right into the eyes of a heron.  He must have thought i was a frog for his lunch!

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 10:36

My ferns appreciated the rain.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 08:26

Well if the bees have been suffering from thirst they will not be now as we had a fair amount of rain oernight by the look of my containers which were all dry yesterday but collected quite a bit of rainwater overnight.  It is now dry  and sunny so looks like a good gardening day ahead.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 11:48

I am getting worried about the bees.  Whereabouts are they this year.  i have a raised bed in the potager full of broad bean plants with lots of flowers all needing pollinated but they are not being so and that is after being careful to have lots of flowering plants to bring in the pollinators.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 10:32

Looks like a good gardening day today in Bristol.  I popped out and planted three more pansy plants, two yellow buds and one purple.  Having plants at different stages of development should ensure i have pansies in flower for many months. As I had £25 premium bond bonus this month and won £10 from a gardening magazine i splashed out on some things for the garden online .  they may come today.

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