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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 16:14

I guessed you were as busy as I am Fruitcake!  Next Saturday is the centenary of my late husband's birth so the grandchildren have arranged a celebration here  They are bringing the food and as many of the family as can manage  it.  Family history will be having an airing!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 13:06

Fed up with chopping up prunings I took some pictures.  The pears are hanging down now.  I brought in four Cox's Orange pippins to eat.  First time I have grown white hollyhocks next to my red lobelia.  They look spectacular together.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 08:35

Looks like another fine morning for gardening but rain forecast for Bristol early evening.  I should make inroads on the mountains of prunings now I have containers empty and waiting to be filled up again.  It will be a damp job no doubt after the rain last night but nothing will need the watering can so cannot grumble.  It is a humid day again which means the scents in the garden will be very strong and the butterflies and bees will be out in force keeping me company.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 19:01

Yes they do Flumpy.  We have had some heavy showers and the wind has strengthened now.  There should be some spare rainwater in the waterbutts by tomorrow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 13:27

I bet those sweet peas smell lovely Flumpy.  We have rain now GWRS but very light - just enough to make it uncomfortable out there.  No wind yet.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 11:29

Still waiting for the rain and wind here in Bristol, Flumpy.  I went into the conservatory to pick a bowl of tomatoes and found my young fuchsias have huge flowers on them!  i am going to have fun training those plants this winter.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 08:53

We had a yellow warning for heavy rain and high winds starting in the wee hours but they have not materialised yet.  I have been out deadheading and it is fine , dry and sunny with hardly a breeze!  Must be the lull before the storm.  Tomorrow is supposed to be a better day but today suitsme fine at the moment.  Hope those who do have high winds escape without damage.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 14:47

Rain stopped and sun out so filled up the green wheelie bin which has just been emptied.  When the wind has dried the two mountains of prunings still to do I will fill up my containers again with them chopped up small.  We had some heavy showers when i would normally have a duckpond outside the kitchen but my daughter did some maintenance cleaning on the drain to the soakaway in the garden and there was not even a puddle!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 08:50

At last we have some rain - quite heavy at the moment but due to move east soon and get windy.   I swer i can her the garden purring.  Me too- no watering today and hopes of replenishing the water butts.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 09:12

Yes Flumpy a very happy day yesterday with four visitors who all loved my front garden display.  Another fine day today but high winds forecast for Saturday with a yellow warning from the Met. Office for Bristol so i took some pics while I can.

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