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My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 12:06

Hello Liriodendron.  Five pictures up you can see my Tulipa clusiana "Cynthia" which i find the easiest tulip to naturalise.  The highly bred varieties do not do so easily but this pretty one is very near to the species and so naturalises well.  Can recommend to anyone who has trouble with tulips.

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My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 11:22

Awww  Ty so much Flumpy for repeating your lovely post as I did miss it.  i have no idea what happened to my thread!  Still great gardening weather in Bristol but we need rain badly.  Still very good for taking pics.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 22:14

All a bit of a muddle now my original thread has disappeared, Joyce 21!  No worries.  It will untangle itself eventually!

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 18:43

Son no2 came to Easter Sunday dinner and worked all afternoon in my garden.  I have vistas now  I have not seen for some time.  The green wheeliebin is chocabloc.  The Easter bunny had visited my garden when i got up this morning so now have chocolate to eat.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 21:39

I don;t know where my thread has got to but cannot conjure it up any more so this will be it now. Lovely day for gardening .

 Lots of flowers and blossom on the trees - all very pretty.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 21:18

Clematis montana atropurpurea, Flumpy.  It grows all over my garage roof and looks tremendous for about six weeks.  Sometimes depending on the summer we have it flowers again September for about a month.  I paid £2 for the original plant decades ago.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 14:34

Blossom galore up the garden today, fruit and clematis montana plus thousands of bluebells and still lots of daffs and tulips.  All so pretty but needing rain


2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 08:42

The sale takes place over the Easter weekend, GWRS but the volunteers collect for it the week before.  We are at the mercy of the weather usually.  Good weather brings out the flowers and the crowds.My friend is on duty Sunday and Monday afternoon but in the greenhouses which is sensible as he is over 80.  Weather is fine at the moment.Yes the gardens do need rain here too.  My waterbutts are all empty which is galling as I have so many pots needing watered and my water is metered.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 10:14

I got up early to get my plants. books and empty plastic bags ready for collection this afternoon for the Botanic Garden Easter Sale for their funds.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 13:06

a walk round my "naturalistic" garden this morning.  i do love my self seeders!  loads of primroses and bluebells and lamiums this year and hundreds of aquilegias just budding.

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