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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 15:04

Wow such lovely sunshine we have had and I have worked myself to a standstill up the garden.  I swear one of the birds in the spinney was whistling "Marion"!  Some of them are good mimics.  I did quite a few hours work so deserve a day off tomorrow.  Now in for a cup of tea and to cut, wash and style my hair for tomorrow to look my best.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:41

Feels colder today and the garden is quite wet so it has been raining through the night.  Forecast is better by 11 am so may be able to get some work done outside.  I can always resort to sowing broad beans and sweet peas on the kitchen table when i have put the plastic tablecloth on.  There is always lots to do in the garden in March.  And day off tomorrow for Mother's Day.  Early Easter Too!  I see the forsythia buds are opening in the front gardens in our lane.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 13:07

Postman has just been with an early Mother's Day present of M&SButterfly Love Collection of summer flowering bulbs!  All beauties!  !1 liatris spicata alba,i phlox paniculata "David", 10 ranunculatus asiaticus yellow and 3 lilium oriental trumpet hybrid Conca d'Or..  I am drooling.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 12:51

I hope you have a lovely party GWRS.  I have just been on safari with my camera up the garden.  It was really too sunny for taking good pictures but I was soaking up the sun and my it does look like spring has wel and truly sprung in Bristol.
















My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 10:59

Hello Snow and TY I have managed to plant all my bulbs and a curry plant from a cutting that had outgrown its pot is now out in the garden looking very handsome and making me hungry with the scent now on my hands and clothes!  I do so need a bird hide in my garden.  I was gasping at how beautiful the wood pigeons and blackbirds and the robin looked by my myriad of daffodils but of course the birds are not obedient models so I just had to let them feed in peace.  A potable hide would be the thing.  I could just sit with my camera muffled to the eyes against the cold and wait for the shot.  Ah well, it is good to have something to save for.  Get thee behind me all you satanic plants !

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 09:49

Thank you Verdun.  I have been out in the sunsine to feed the birds but came in pretty quickly, it was so nippy still.  But I did find some nerines, polianthes tuberosa and galtonia bulbs needing my attention so they are the next job to be done.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 08:30

Colder this morning at just 2 degrees but sunny and dry.  It may be 6 degrees by lunchtime when I will be able to get some work done outside.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 15:59

Yes Lyn, expecting lots of flowers this year as now have good size plants.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 13:09

Latest offers from the Secret Gardening Club have just come in to my email so succumbed and went all purple.  For £17.98 I had 3 each of 9cm pots of Pulsatilla vulgaris "Lilac", Polemonium caeroleum  and Iris reticulata "JS Dijt".  Free P&P so less than two pounds each pot.  Expect lovely purple pictures soon.  

I have done my shopping, used a freebie voucher from Iceland to get a Black Forest cheesecake for the freezer. perused the flower shop plants for Mother's Day but mostly cut flower bunches at £3.99 so passed them by.  After lunch I will be out in the bright sunshine to start off my dahlias.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 08:47

A  good day for gaardening forecast and 7 degrees already but we have yellow warnings from the Met. Office for snow and ice for Bristol from tomorrow afternoon onto Saturday so must get as much done outside today as i can and get to the shops while the pavements are still safe to walk on.  Lovely picture greeted me in the conservatory this morning.  I think my £2,99 begonia I bought for Valentine's day is now at its zenith.



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