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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 14:36

Lovely day here too Flumpy.  It has brought out the blossom on the trees, fruit and ornamental.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 11:45

Lovely weather in Bristol.  Last week I got my great stash of dahlias, pansies and stocks all potted on so this week I will concentrate on vegetables - finish planting my potatoes and get the red onion and shallots planted.  I must take some pics too as the blossom time is here - pear apple and plum blossom has been joined by the amelanchier tree!

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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 12:53

I still do not know how to flip them the right way up !  I worked hard non stop in my garden this morning so treaated myself to a photoshoot.  It really is T shirt weather out there.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 10:50

Awww son no 3 and partner are on holiday in the Algarve in Portugal and sent me pics from their walk yesterday .  They finished it with a visit to a Roman Spring in Portugal looks very floriferous.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 13:56

Love acidanthera - such a lovely perfume.  i have some that come up every year in the front garden. Yes my Victorian plates are really tough.  My grandmother had twelve children and they were used all the time.  They were a wedding present from the vicar and his wife whose housekeeper she was till her wedding.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 12:54

Yes Joyce.  Lots of bamboo been removed.  It is a long job!  Boy next door just brought over his oca tubers for me to see before he planted them and as I told him I was busy searching the garden for big pots to plant up my dahlia tubers he went home and brought me a pile of empty ones!  All dahlia tubers planted now and I have brought down my grandmother's dinner plates to put them on in the conservatory.  Should look posh dahlias on 100 year old plates!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 10:07

Garden very wet indeed this morning but sun out now and warm so took some pictures - close- ups and some long shots for a change.  Too wet to go any further than a third of the way.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 14:30

Awwww, hope you are recovering well GWRS.  I have done quite a lot in  the garden today but my 88 years are telling now so in for a bite to eat and a rest.  The 60 pansy plugs are nearly all potted on and a few of my dahlia corms.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 10:32

Thank You Obelixx.  You will just have to imagine the perfume from my hyacinths and jonquils which is getting stronger by the day as the warm weather arrives.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 09:23

Another fine gardening day so should get more potatoes planted and dahlias, pansies and stocks.  Gradually running out of pots for plug plants so will have to do a safari into the back of the garage where i know there are bin bags full of them, carefully checking for hedgehogs as I go.  I will leave the garage door open to let any hibernating butterflies out into the sunshine.  lots of nectar and pollen now in the borders.

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