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My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 12:06

Yes I only needed 86p from my purse!  Mixture of Xmas present vouchers and earnings from my "Gardening journalism" as my friend calls my writing to the letters pages of gardening mags!  My friend who took me was full of admiration at my business like approach as I had a mental list of what i wanted to buy so steered her from one dept to the next with no dithering.  My mental arithmetic is still exceptional so i knew when I had to stop buying.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 11:50

Oh what a joy that was.  the Garden Centre looked spectacular.  Here are my purchases including two lovely phloxes - the purple one is called Dwarf carpet and the pink and white one "candy stripe".

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 07:50

A friend came yesterday and cleared the weeds from one o my eight raised beds so I can plant out my broad bean plants which are covered in flowers so I will soon be overwhelmed with broad beans like last year.  She was impressed with my early potatoes which look almost ready to be harvested!

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 07:44

Going out this morning to spend my stash of gardening vouchers on alpines for my Alpine tapestry garden!  Sun is out so promise of a good day and two fine days to get started planting them up.before the cold weather hits us next week.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 12:43

You too GWRS.  Nice to hear from you Busy Lizzie.  No rain yet in Bristol but the brilliant sunshine is lovely.  my garden is very lush despite the drought.  Tulips still wowing me.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 12:48

That would be lovely Joyce.  I wish I could just order it online.  Sunshine again today but not even April showers.  still loads of April flowers.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 08:35

We have a little drizzle.  a downpour is badly needed however.  Very gloomy actually but may brighten up later.  My pansy plugs are thriving. four of them have flowers on all different colours.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 22:55

Gosh Flumpy, weird isn't it?  I have just come in from the theatre - "Jane Eyre" the musical.  It was very enjoyable.  Mr. Rochester was played by a Colin Firth lookalike who had a very good singing voice.  

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 12:53

Such beautiful weather for gardening and taking pictures in the garden!  First the newly sprung clean middle terrace and then my black tulips - Queen of the Night.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 08:39

Another lovely gardening day in Bristol and forecast same for rest of the week but we need rain.As I looked out at my tulips this morning I thought I never have had such tall ones before.  They certainlt are reaching for the sun.  They also are lasting a very long time in flower which makes me think there is a dearth of pollinators about.  Perhaps I should put out some water for the bees and butterflies.

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