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My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 10:31

All excited at seeing a bit of dampness in the garden after the rain I slept through last night I sped up to the potager and planted 20 onion sets but the soil was still rock hard and so the rest and the shallots will have to wait till we get more rain.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 17:12

Superb weather as we reached 20 degrees, Joyce.  Still waiting for rain but the flowers are beautiful. I have self seeded Californian poppies.  Pansies are still showing off their myriad colourways,  No two ever the same just like people.  And the Poached egg plant is in full bloom too.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 10:34

Haha!  I did not see the cobweb on my gladioli till after I had taken the picture!  And the sun got in the way on my picture called "Celebration".

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My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 10:23

My garden is very colourful Flumpy as I copy what i do when i paint a picture.  i will try to send a pic of one of my paintings to illustrate!

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 14:27

I have never ever grown such big beautiful pansies as I have this year.  Two huge handfuls of deadheading to keep them flowering this morning before I took their picture.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 12:44

Beautiful weather and i am busy saving plants from the drought.  We may have some rain on Friday.  We are forecast to have three months in the summer of wonderful weather so you should be lucky, Flumpy.

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 14:14

My jam jar flowers.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 11:53

Practising being artistic with my camera up the garden in the sunshine this morning.  Black tulips look really black in strong sunlight.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 10:16

My oca (New Zealand Yam) plants the lad next door gave me have done well in their pots and I will harden them off for planting out next week in a raised bed.one yard apart as they grow quite big by the time they are harvested in December.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 16:33

Brilliant sunshine in Bristol too so i worked up in my potager where the laburnum, potentilla and weigela are all flowering together.  something fresh to see every day now.  I have a monstrous crop of blackcurrants ripening and the Californian selfseeded poppies are flowering. The hawthorn blossom this year is outstanding.

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