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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 10:36

Lots of September colour in the garden this morning.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 12:29

One tenth of the terrace resurrected so far.  This wall was hidden by ivy two days ago.  I have found so far two golf balls lost these last forty  years when my late husband used to practice his putting n the garden. 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 09:03

Another lovely gardening day so it is a carry on ivy stripping day for me, Flumpy.  It is ruining my nails so I will cut them short and rely more on my Stanley knife.  We have been forecast some rain for the weekend.  Pity as it is the Bee and Pollination Week-end at the Botanic Garden.but we do need some rain.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 19:48

Got half the ivy pared off the wall on the terrace but still a lot to do.  We had a sprinkling of rain but nothing much and none forecast till Saturday so watering is still on the cards since my summer pots are full of flowers still.  I expect another month at least of summer flowers despite it being the meteological start of autumn tomorrow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 08:42

Dull this morning but dry and still warm so ideal gardening day.  I will try to clear the wall on the right of the wall window on the terrace of ivy today.  another mountain!  It will take weeks to clear it all.My bulbs from Secret Gardening Club came yesterday and they are a very good size so should all flower next year.  As they are tulips I will wait till November to plant them.  In pots for their first year.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 14:34

I rescued the furthest corner of the terrace today.  the window in the wall to next door was completely blocked out by a grapevine and ivy!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 10:03

I was so delighted at what has survived in my garden after the ravages of my "helpers" I had to take their photos.  mental note to myself to buy or propagate more cyclamen, arm lilies, ferns.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 09:03

Another fine sunny day so will tackle a bit more of the terrace. There are so many mountains of prunings and ivy waiting to be taken away another one will not make any difference!  watering in the front garden will have to be seen to first though.  Have a good day everyone.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 19:41

Well done Flumpy.  A hot bath is best for aching limbs.  Joyce that is not a gate but a wrought iron window. All will be revealed later as I tackle a bit more of the terrace.  Great gardening weather today.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 13:02

My sons uncovered this flowerbed at the weekend when they raised the canopy of the hawthorn tree which was spiking me as i tried to work near it.  Here are the pictures before i started work this morning ad after.  I have some small daffs bulbs coming which will go in there nicely and in January will plant some snowdrops in the green from further up the garden.The pictures are the wrong way round - after then before instead of before and then after!

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