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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 10:32

Thank You Obelixx.  You will just have to imagine the perfume from my hyacinths and jonquils which is getting stronger by the day as the warm weather arrives.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 09:23

Another fine gardening day so should get more potatoes planted and dahlias, pansies and stocks.  Gradually running out of pots for plug plants so will have to do a safari into the back of the garage where i know there are bin bags full of them, carefully checking for hedgehogs as I go.  I will leave the garage door open to let any hibernating butterflies out into the sunshine.  lots of nectar and pollen now in the borders.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 17:15

Such a delicate pink Joyce.  My jonquils along the path are vying with the hyacinths in the warmth of today - over 18 degrees now - as to who smells the strongest.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 12:38

Sun came out so lots done and gaps on the kitchen table now.  The garden does encroach on my living accommodation somewhat in the spring when my new plants arrive!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 10:57

Wet today in Bristol but at 17 degrees feeling very warm so must don my raincoat and wellies and get out in the garden if just to stop the dahlias, pansies and stocks from shouting "plant me" from the kitchen table not to mention the late potatoes and onions sets and shallots trying to grab me as i pass my rattan easy chair where I stashed them.  Nightmare!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 14:36

Gloomy day in Bristol today but my spring flowers are bright spots.  I think so far i have added another 30 or so primulas to my colony by my dividing this year.  Still more to do, Liriodendron,

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 08:35

Yes he does Flumpy - small but perfectly formed and he is an excellent gardener,  Whereas I have a half acre in which i wrestle with nature but now and again she helps like now when the compost bins are in a sea of celandines in bloom and primroses are flowering their socks off in all the cracks in the crazy paving!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 12:43

GWRS - so sorry to hear you have been poorly.  Do wrap up well if you venture into the garden.  It is bright but still nippy in Bristol.  Here are my friend's Narcissi "Kaydee" to cheer you.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 21:21

The flower stems could still be on the way for your tulips, Flumpy.  They may be late ones.  I buy early ,mid season and late types of tulips as I love to have them late spring and early summer.  If you bought big enough bulbs there should be a flower in each.  My late varieties have only leaves too but I am sure the flowers will arrive in May.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 17:23

Here they are, pictures on a beautiful sunny spring day when the plum blossom and pussy willow catkins are stealing the show from the spring bulbs.

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Casualties of the weather

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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

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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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clematis in need of identification

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