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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 10:18

You too GWRS.  It has started raining again in Bristol so no gardening outside today but i may tidy a bit in the conservatory where I am harvesting Gardeners delight tomatoes( and eating them like sweets straight off the vine.)

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 08:48

I had to add emptying rainwater from pots this morning to my deadheading.  The garden was looking very bedraggled.  Dull and drizzly with no sunshine today so it will not be looking its best should it be judging day.  But I at last have a reserve of rainwater should we have another mini heatwave. The slugs and snails are all over the paths now too.  I removed two from my kale plants which I thought were safe being up on the picnic table!  I should have known as the snails often climb up the bungalow walls.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 20:14

Ahh, Bristol blue glass is very famous.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 16:25

The rain came so I rescued my tuberose from the garden and now have a beautifully perfume house

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 09:44

This is a begonia sitting on one of the treads of my stepladder in the front porch.  It looks so pretty framed by the flowers of the dark brown heucheras on the tread beneath it.  I have fun with my plants as i do with colours when i am painting.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 08:54

Rain forecast on the way for Bristol and still the judges have not been.  I took some pictures though.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 12:13

Dietes bicolor, Joyce - a sore point with me.  I have had a plant for years in my grden , get lots of leaves but no flowers whereas my friend's plant flowers every year.  His garden is only one degree warmer than mine being he lives in the city and I am on the Gloucestershire border.  The huge plant in the Botanic garden flowers every year in the Warm Temperate greenhouse so I am going to dig mine up, put it in a pot and bring it into the conservatory.  It needs a Mediterannean  type climate.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 11:05

Some lovely Sunday pics from my friend's tiny city garden.  He invites the neighbours to help themselves to parsley.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:08

Another fine warm sunny day in Bristol.  Judges still not been but have had a visit one year after 7 on a Sunday night so expect the unexpected!.  Deadheading as usual but may not do much watering as we have a lot of rain forecast for tomorrow.  i will look out for any limpness though.  That is a lovely shrub Flumpy.  What are the flowers like that produce those berry clumps?

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 16:35

The perfume from my first flower to open on my Polyanthes tuberosa- tuberose, is amazing.  When the next one opens I will let it scent the patio and cut this one for the house.  Bliss!

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