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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 12:54

Brilliant sunshine here flumpy and it was very melodious up my garden this morning, not only me and the birds singing but the builder is putting the roof on my neighbour's garage.  It is making such a lovely warm corner up there as it is stopping the East wind and the soil is slightly acid so i will be able to plant some special plants there.  some research needed.  My small white alliums are beginning to flower and the wallflowers.  Green wheeliebin nearly full up.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 11:23

You too GWRS.  I will be venturing forth shortly as the sun is shining strongly and all frost disappeared.  I have just ordered nine  large bags of compost and organic horse manure so I will be ready to start planting up my summer bulbs soon.and start sowing.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 08:45

Brrr it is cold this morning.  Everything covered in white frost and still only zero degrees but the sun is shining brightly so may get out about noon.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 09:09

I seem to have duplicated one picture.  It should have been this one.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 09:05

The bulbs in the centre of Bristol are way ahead as well as here on the outskirts.  My friend has just sent me pics of some of his in his tiny garden.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 08:38

Fine sunny morning and garden looks dry so should get more done today outside.  We have no frost as yet but it is forecast for tonight.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 14:55

Alpine Garden Society GWRS.    I was Secretary of the Bristol Group till I resigned when I got to 85 and started thinning out my voluntary work a bit.  Dentist was very pleased with my teeth and nothing needed doing so I see him again in September.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 13:29

Sun came out so it is like a spring day up the garden.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 08:26

Bristol is very damp again this morning but no wind and still mild at 8 degrees.  Frost expected tonight though.  I have to go for my six monthly check-up to the dentist today which will interrupt things a bit but hope to get some gardening done outside as the rest of the week is forecast to be colder.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 13:54

Nearly Menorcan temperatures here today in Bristol at over 11 degrees.  I was able to work in the conservatory with the windows open to let fresh air in so it almost felt like being out in the garden. I could not smell the daffodils as the hycinths are still the predominant perfume.  My Sweet William have started to flower, usually July here!


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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Talkback: Trees for wildlife

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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Talkback: Tomato blight and potato blight

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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