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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 10:30

Joyce you sound like my mother who used to clean up the house before her cleaner arrived!  Welcome home GWRS.  I hope you had a good holiday.  Yes the warm wet weather has made everything grow very quickly including the weeds.  I must pick in beans and strawberries before I get doing some more weeding.  The red white and blue scheme I  had  planned for the front garden display may have to be changed as the white flowers are very scarce or over.  Pity as i wanted it to be my celebration of the Queen's 90th.  Still she did hint that enough was enough in her speech at the Mall party!

Last edited: 21 June 2016 10:31:30

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 08:35

What a change from rainy Monday!  Brilliant sunshine this morning and a dry patio.  I should be able to get a lot of weeds out today.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 17:01

The rain is over for today so I took out my camera and found it had persuaded the buds of my white peony with yellow middle and my red Oriental poppies to open


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 14:12

Here are some pics of my mother blackbird now trying to feed her brood of four youngsters all bigger than her which she has sheperded under the picnic table and the collar dove who has called a truce to allow her to feed them in safety.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 08:40

Oh what a wet Monday morning.  The duckpond has formed on the kitchen patio and it is still raining steadily.  The forecast says it will clear up about lunchtime.  I think feeding the tomatoes and watering and tidying the rest of the conservatory will have to do this morning as gardening.  And I must resist retail therapy of buying bargains when the weather is depressing!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 16:55

Lots of showers this afternoon so watched the tennis instead of gardening.  It was a very good match.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 10:03

Looks like another fine dry day till later in the afternoon.  But forecast for tomorrow is not so good.  So must make the most of today outside.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 10:20

Most of my weeds in the green wheeliebin are brambles cut up as small as I have the patience for so a lot goes in, fidgetbones.  Most of my dahlias are no whee near flowering but this one seems to be loving its situation and the JI no3 compost it is in.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 09:02

A dry but cloudy day - just right for gardening.  The green wheeliebin was emptied yesterday but I had enough weeds lined up to fill it again so will start the line up again today.    I expect to have to work mainly from the paths after the showers, some very heavy, we had yesterday.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 12:26

It is very dark and threatening to bucket down on Bristol so I ran up the garden for seven big strawberries to go with my ice-cream at lunchtime, noted i must pick in beans and how big the blackcurrant and blackberry crop is this year and photographed the lush blossom in my hedges.  Just imagine the scent from a thirty foot high philadelphus surrounded by honeysuckle and elderflowers!  Four tiers now on my candelabra primulas.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

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