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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.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 17:07

Carved by a New Zealand chap - always looked a bit like a Maori to me.  I put a pot of grass for hair on it sometimes to amuse visitors, GWRS.  Adventures and fun are endemic to my garden!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 14:01

Oh I think I have just posted on the other thread!!!  Told you I was getting too old for this lark!

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 13:51

Beautiful weather in Bristol - bright sunshine dry and warm enough to be comfortable gardening.  i have nearly finished sorting the terrace i was doing so sweeping brush out soon and pots of flowers to decorate.  I did take some pictures too.

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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 08:45

Yes this thread disappeared for some obscure reason.  Sometimes i feel too old for these new-fangled things!

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 12:06

Hello Liriodendron.  Five pictures up you can see my Tulipa clusiana "Cynthia" which i find the easiest tulip to naturalise.  The highly bred varieties do not do so easily but this pretty one is very near to the species and so naturalises well.  Can recommend to anyone who has trouble with tulips.

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