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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 09:19

Awww, Verdun, only three of the many wonderful things that contribute to my happiness provided mostly by my friends and family and Bristol wildlife.  This amazingly mild autumn weather is helping too this year.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 08:29

.Another very mild day for end of October nearly.  Forecast to be dry all day though it will be dark early as the clocks have gone back, but gardening calls.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 08:41

So dark this morning and gloomy.  No sun forecast for today after the glorious day yesterday but no rain either and very mild for the time of year.  We must have had some mist this morning as all the garden furniture is damp.  Still it is good enough weather to work in

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 15:01

No sooner typed than done.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 14:56

Oh such a glorious day's gardening but hunger forced me in for a bacon butty so I got my camera.  The Charles Ross apples are very sweet and juicy now so will take a bowl out and pick some.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 08:52

Another mild dry day and the wheeliebin gets emptied today - bliss!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 14:28

My new border fork has arrived from Crocus at the last minute for the 4 week deadline.  It is beautiful and the weather is set fair for using it.  I have cleared a path through into the middle part of the garden so will start the weeding there.  But tere ws a £10 offer off my next order so that is temptation!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 08:38

Another dry warm day..  My new compost arrived just after 8 so all set for planting tulips in pots and refreshing the potager. The green wheeliebin gets emptied tomorrow so more of the prunings backlog can be got rid of.  Gently, gently , is getting there.  Of course the good weather is a great ally but I notice the beech tree next door is turning golden and as it and the oaks are usually the last looks like winter is on the way.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 09:03

Warmer today and a bit brighter so should get a good day's gardening in.  I found my latest order from SGC on the kitchen doorstep this morning when I got up and just had a phonecall to say my new compost is being delivered tomorrow so all I need now is Crocus to deliver my new border fork and I will be all set for a busy November. 

My newest plants from SGC are gorgeous as usual -one each of Alyssum saxatile Gold Bullet, Centranthus ruber coccineus, Agapanthus umbellatus White Umbrella and Lychnis haageana Molten Lava.  Th last is in flower and there were squeals of delight when I saw it - such a pretty cheerful plant for the front of the border and the lychnis tribe do so well in Bristol!  After all one is called the Bristol flower.  They must love our alkaline clay.  Here is its picture.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 08:42

Yes Joyce it is a beautifully colourful autumn and a week or two early because of the dry weather.  We have a little drizzle again this morning and cloudy but set to improve in the afternoon and it seems a little warmer.  

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