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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 09:08

Oh such a glorious sunny morning.  I just had to share the lovely sights in my garden.  Breathtaking sights and smells.  The Gertrude Jekyll rose in its second flowering is perfuming the whole drive and it is so lovely to see a second flowering on the oak leaved hydrangea.  I am sure we are having more than four seasons nowadays!!!


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 12:34

Forgot picture.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 12:31

Tarahh!  Windowsill no 4 now furnished with tender plants.  The two aonium cuttings have good roots on already and were easy to pot up.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 08:30

Another splendid day has dawned and it is Friday so the green wheeliebin will be emptied shortly which means farewell to another mountain of prunings today.  I will try and get some of my aoniums brought indoors too. I am expecting a delivery of three pink asters today and more bulbs I ordered from the Secret Gardening Club.  I have ordered 15 Cyclamen hederifolium  too to add to my ones already in flower and spreading well.  They are coming from Jersey so I must keep an eye out for the Asian hornet which is moving in from Europe.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 17:21

Me too Joyce.  today was perfect.  Yes not so much watering in the winter in the conservatory as the tender plants fare better kept on the dry side..  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 16:55

Beautiful day for gardening with lots of sunshine but not too hot.  I have filled the third windowsill in the conservatory so half way through the windowsills now.  This one is by the fig tree.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 11:13

They make a delicious jelly either with apples or by themselves, Liriodendron.  I shall take some for sale to the Macmillan coffee morning as I know we have some keen  preservers in our community.   Be careful of the thorns when picking your two fruits!  I planted mine 52 years ago when the drinkers at our local pub now long gone were using our front garden as a toilet and litter bin.  The thorns were enough to discourage them and of course the flowers which are non stop and like little red roses were an added bonus.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 09:06

The season we have just experienced suited the Japanese Quince really well.  I have never had such a big crop and some of the fruits are as big as Bramleys.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 08:57

In my garden and conservatory today.   Daylight hours will soon be scarce. Damp but sun shining now and looks like a good day ahead for gardening outside. though I may be tempted to bring in some tender plants again as it is the autumn equinox.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 16:49

Yes I do. Joyce.  There is an orangey salmon one in a pot in my picture of the first windowsill above.  It will go on flowering for weeks yet.

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