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My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 15:41

At last it has started to rain!

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 13:50

No it used to be complete but this happened to it some time ago.  no idea how to change it.  Lovely day yesterday but came home when it got cold in the wind.  Getting a little bit warmer so may take some pics later.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 13:33

No plants for sale except t a nice cushion for my sofa and had a lovely lunchmy pansies but bough!

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 11:18

Going to a charity fair so will get myself a tray of pansies for them to sell for the funds and stagger round with it.  We find things that are in flower sell best and mine are.  No doubt will come home with something for the garden as I went t the shops for some money - never having any in the house since i started shopping for my groceries online.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 21:29

Yes neither had I though I did recognise the name oca so perhaps we grew them once when i was a volunteer at the Botanic garden.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 17:20

Lad next door has just brought me two tubers of oca (New Zealand Yam) growing in pots.  I can just see the first leaves!  Never grown those before so will be interesting.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 11:31

Oh send some to Bristol please.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 09:29

Both were lovely GWRS.  The Beaux Stratagem is set in the early 1700s with a large cast so there was a stage full of colourful costumes which to me is next best to being in a colourful garden.  Very well acted too.

Still feels cold this morning and still no rain for the garden.  No one wants it for the holiday anyway but the plants do need a drink.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 11:33

Oh they are.  I am a plug enthusiast now GWRS.  Very cold again this morning.  I have a friend coming to dinner before we go to the theatre to see the "Beaux Stratagem" tonight so will have to stay in and do some cooking and not get my hair in a mess as I usually do out in the garden!  A bit of discipline now and then is necessary!  Forecast is for warmer weather on the way but we still need rain badly in Bristol.Have a good day.

Casualties of the weather

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 14:13

Here are two of my casualties of the weather - a tulip and a "Jordy" cornflower.

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