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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 19:01

Yes they do Flumpy.  We have had some heavy showers and the wind has strengthened now.  There should be some spare rainwater in the waterbutts by tomorrow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 13:27

I bet those sweet peas smell lovely Flumpy.  We have rain now GWRS but very light - just enough to make it uncomfortable out there.  No wind yet.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 11:29

Still waiting for the rain and wind here in Bristol, Flumpy.  I went into the conservatory to pick a bowl of tomatoes and found my young fuchsias have huge flowers on them!  i am going to have fun training those plants this winter.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 08:53

We had a yellow warning for heavy rain and high winds starting in the wee hours but they have not materialised yet.  I have been out deadheading and it is fine , dry and sunny with hardly a breeze!  Must be the lull before the storm.  Tomorrow is supposed to be a better day but today suitsme fine at the moment.  Hope those who do have high winds escape without damage.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 14:47

Rain stopped and sun out so filled up the green wheelie bin which has just been emptied.  When the wind has dried the two mountains of prunings still to do I will fill up my containers again with them chopped up small.  We had some heavy showers when i would normally have a duckpond outside the kitchen but my daughter did some maintenance cleaning on the drain to the soakaway in the garden and there was not even a puddle!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 08:50

At last we have some rain - quite heavy at the moment but due to move east soon and get windy.   I swer i can her the garden purring.  Me too- no watering today and hopes of replenishing the water butts.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 09:12

Yes Flumpy a very happy day yesterday with four visitors who all loved my front garden display.  Another fine day today but high winds forecast for Saturday with a yellow warning from the Met. Office for Bristol so i took some pics while I can.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 08:05

Last of the fine warm sunny days today .  so glad as my eldest daughter is visiting from N. Ireland and my eldest son and my grand-daughter are joining us for lunch.  I have deadheaded early in case the judges come but wil probably have to put off the watering till later.  I did quite a bit late last night though.  Make the most of the rest of this summery weather as it is nor forecast to last.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 08:44

Another wonderful sunny day for all of us.  Definitely a sunhat day in Bristol.  i have been out and deadheaded in case the judges come.  Watering needed before it gets too hot and then shopping for the three family visitors coming to lunch tomorrow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 14:02

I filled one of my weed containers up and the drive looks tidy now.  We are allowed bonfires in my district after 6 but i would not venture in very dry weather so waiting for the next wheeliebin collection on Friday it is.

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