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My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 18:43

Son no2 came to Easter Sunday dinner and worked all afternoon in my garden.  I have vistas now  I have not seen for some time.  The green wheeliebin is chocabloc.  The Easter bunny had visited my garden when i got up this morning so now have chocolate to eat.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 21:39

I don;t know where my thread has got to but cannot conjure it up any more so this will be it now. Lovely day for gardening .

 Lots of flowers and blossom on the trees - all very pretty.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 21:18

Clematis montana atropurpurea, Flumpy.  It grows all over my garage roof and looks tremendous for about six weeks.  Sometimes depending on the summer we have it flowers again September for about a month.  I paid £2 for the original plant decades ago.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 14:34

Blossom galore up the garden today, fruit and clematis montana plus thousands of bluebells and still lots of daffs and tulips.  All so pretty but needing rain


2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 08:42

The sale takes place over the Easter weekend, GWRS but the volunteers collect for it the week before.  We are at the mercy of the weather usually.  Good weather brings out the flowers and the crowds.My friend is on duty Sunday and Monday afternoon but in the greenhouses which is sensible as he is over 80.  Weather is fine at the moment.Yes the gardens do need rain here too.  My waterbutts are all empty which is galling as I have so many pots needing watered and my water is metered.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 10:14

I got up early to get my plants. books and empty plastic bags ready for collection this afternoon for the Botanic Garden Easter Sale for their funds.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 13:06

a walk round my "naturalistic" garden this morning.  i do love my self seeders!  loads of primroses and bluebells and lamiums this year and hundreds of aquilegias just budding.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 10/04/2017 at 17:11

Splendid day's gardening done today.  Potatoes all in a last and the early ones are up.  Started on the onion sets so garlic chives, spring onions and onion sets should keep even me who use onions every day in cooking happy.  Chives are growing away nicely outside too now.  Split up some more primula clumps. Have to find a home for three nicely grown Thalictrum aquilegifolium plants which I must have decided would be safer in pots over winter.  Good job I labelled them.  They do look like aquilegia leaves!  A good week of gardening weather like this will be splendid.  My woodland walk is gorgeous with epimediums in full flower and bluebells just opening.   I have a warbler who greets me as I walk there.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 14:00

Even the tiny alpine tulips are out today.  never had such a wonderful show from tulips as this year.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 11:19

One pot of tulips was so dry i left it in the waterbutt overnight. we had 19 degrees yesterday and many hours of sunshine.  It is a beautiful day again today and the flowers are so bright the garden looks like it is studded with jewels.

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