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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 17:11

These are my favourite dipping into books which sit on my desk in my kitchen diner.  The lounge is like a library.  But when I am waiting to take a cake out of the oven or having a meal by myself these ones are the favourites.  You should see my gardening books!!!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 17:07

Do not pass by if you have the time to visit Fruitcake.  Always lots to see.  If you come up the drive to the garage and tap on the kitchen door I should hear you if I am in.  Otherwise wander up the garden till you find me.  The weather is going to be milder from now on so i am sure to be in the garden a lot.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 09:13

Here it is


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 09:08

Fidgetbones every garden like every gardener is different.  The important thing is that it gives pleasure. solace, gratification, privacy or whatever else the gardener wants from it.  My camera and I expect a lot from my garden but even so we are continually being surprised and delighted by the surprises.  My scientific bent of course helps as my curiosity which is what science is, is forever being stoked with the fuel of growing or not growing as the case may be, plants.  The rose is full blown this morning. I will snap it for you.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 08:41

A better day weatherwise today.  a slight frost but sunny, dry, and no wind.  Temperature forecast to reach 10 degrees so should get a lot of planting done.  I must see to all my Mothers' Day presents.  Thank goodness my spring supply of compost and manure arrived in time. I sowed some broad beans in pots yesterday so with the early potatoes chitting nicely on sunny windowsills I feel next year food supply is on the way.  My onion sets are on the way and the garlic cloves are here ready to plant. I will make room for the heated propagator in the conservatory to get my tomato seeds started in there. Kale plants that were a failed order last year are being delivered free of charge this year so must get a raised bed ready for them.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 16:04

My friend has been moaning that his mixed colours collection of hyacinths seemed to be all blue but patience has been rewarded


with whites and a nearly black one blooming.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 09:08

TY Goldfinch.  Very windy and wet in Bristol this morning so do not think I will be gardening outside.  Time to catch up with correspondence and housework I think.  Next week is a busy one for me with a heart check-up session and two gardening club monthly meetings one evening  after the other.  I must start putting labels in all my plants for the Botanic Garden's Easter plant sale too.  March is such a busy month this year. Just seen how I typed a £ sign instead of 3 some posts back.  I really should be more careful at my age!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 13:56

My last week's order from the Secret Gardening Club has just arrived and splendid plants as usual.  Here they are.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 08:51

£ degrees and raining slightly so I cheered myself up by taking two close-ups in the house!


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 22:11

I find the cold weather seems to heighten the scents from the garden too. Liriodendron.  Rubbing my hands through the rosemary and lavender and curry plant as i pass scent my paths and lots of the daffodils were sending pleasant whiffs out today.

Discussions started by happymarion

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

About my efforts to entice pollinators with scent to my Garden in Bristol. 
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Trouble posting pictures.

Just noticed today, 24.08.15 
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new series

A quite different approach to making over a neglected garden. 
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My Bristol Garden in 2015

about how I am trying my best to be ecologically friendly in Bristol's year as Green Capital of Europe. 
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Talkback: Using nettles in the kitchen

I too am a nettle lover, Kate. Nettle tea is delicious. You can buy the dried variety if you do not have your own source. 
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Well done, Kate. Last winter was so mild and wet lots of sickly trees suddenly showed what they are made of. Trees and shrubs that had nev... 
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The "Charlotte" potatoes I an trialling for Mr. Fothergill are harvested from the potato planter bag and being eaten. very delicious and a ... 
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Talkback: Growing tomatoes outdoors

Growing tomatoes indoors and out is a trial the Nation of Gardeners Project is doing for Mr. Fothergill Seeds. Ferline F1 is included in th... 
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Talkback: Sowing tomato seed

I have three gems of tomatoes to sow as a participant in Mr. fothergills Trials in the nation of Gardeners project, called "Black Opal". "Pi... 
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My Golden Jubilee Garden 
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Talkback: Autumn goes out in a blaze of glory

My acer seedlings from the Botanic Garden which I weeded are all different colouring - salmon pink, rich toffee, crimson. pale pink and a ve... 
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clematis in need of identification

an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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Autumn colour

Celebrating the warm colours of autumn 
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Talkback: Didiscus coerulea 'Blue Lace'

One of my birthday presents was Kalanchoe "Bronze Sculpture" which is commonly known as the Paddle plant but this one has bronze colored tip... 
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Painting what you've grown

Letting other people see what can be done to immortalise your plants. 
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