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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 09:00

Another beautiful day has dawned and promises to be not too hot for gardening.  More watering will be necessary however as only a little rain perhaps this afternoon promised.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 19:17

Yes GWRS it has been warm here today as well but fresher with a bit of a breeze so was able to get outside and do a bit of pruning today.  I do not feel the day has been worthwhile unless I get some gardening in!  Glad you got a lot done too.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 11:02

"Gertrude Jekyll" has arrived and I smelt her lovely perfume before i opened the box.  She will go by the front gate after having a big drink.  She looks amazing despite having travelled in the heat.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 09:31

The flowers in my front garden are loving this weather.  I m waiting for my new rose to come.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 16:21

Too hot for me to garden today but it is lovely and bringing out all the flowers. Tomorrow my Gertrude Jekyll rose is coming to scent the front gate which has a trachelospermum jasminoides on one side.  The sweet peas up the drive are smelling beutiful too and the many lavender plants are all in full flower..  There are butterflies flying all over the garden today and birds coming in for water that i have not seen before including a new robin.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 08:52

Yes mine are goning to reach the top of their ten feet bamboo canes i think Flumpy.  Sweet peas have loved the weather we have had,  We are forecast to reach 32 or even 34 today!  I have stopped swearing at my laptop now as I seem to have got things back to normal!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 20:15

Pinch out the tops as much as you like and they will grow side-shoots which will flower even more.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 16:54

I had trouble with my emails after going back to 8.1 but I have sorted it now and here are some heatwave pictures from my friend's small city garden.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 15:01

I have reinstalled Windows 8.1 so now to see if I can find my pics again.  Yes they are all there but not the ones i took this morning.  Not to worry.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 11:34

You too GWRS.  I am going to practice downloading photos from Windows 10 now i have cracked how to get them on to my laptop with it.  No joy I seem to have lost them.

Discussions started by happymarion

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

About my efforts to entice pollinators with scent to my Garden in Bristol. 
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Trouble posting pictures.

Just noticed today, 24.08.15 
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new series

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

about how I am trying my best to be ecologically friendly in Bristol's year as Green Capital of Europe. 
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Talkback: Using nettles in the kitchen

I too am a nettle lover, Kate. Nettle tea is delicious. You can buy the dried variety if you do not have your own source. 
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clematis in need of identification

an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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Celebrating the warm colours of autumn 
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Painting what you've grown

Letting other people see what can be done to immortalise your plants. 
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