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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 08:46

Dull but dry today and a heatwave predicted for Monday so I must give everything a good watering and feed lots of those in flower tomorrow.  There are some very pretty sweet peas flowering so will take out the camera later. I have ordered a "Gertrude Jekyll" rose which is one of the best for scent .  It is coming in full flower on Monday so will be given a prominent place in the front garden.  Only two lily flowers left intact but the fallen petals of the defunct one are drying nicely to go into my por pourri.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 09:14

No sun forecast for today but 17degrees and mostly dry thugh it is drizzling at the moment.  It is one of those on-off days for gardening I think.  I expect I can ctch up with the TV gardening programs on iplayer I have missed in the rainy sessions.  I still have lots of plants to plant out.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 16:16

Yes i do deadhead my agapanthus, not to let the plant use energy in making seed as I propagate by division.  But you can get different mixtures of blue and white petals by collecting your own seed as they are quite easy to grow from seed.  It just needs patience as it takes years before you see a flower.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 12:13

Pics from the front garden this morning where i am busy doing the front wall.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 09:35

Brilliant sunshine this morning in Bristol and forecast comfortably warm so hope to get lots of gardening done when I have recovered from a night out at a heavy play called Di and Viv and Rose which made me feel lucky I was born "ordinary".  Still it was well done.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 15:28

Awww, that's enough for me then GWRS.  I've just taken out four big pots of flowering agapanthus as you get marks for biodiversity and they will add some more blue.  You also get marks for colour and health of plants and mine all score on that.  I wish you got marks for scent as the whole drive is an olefactorial treat. 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 10:49

We had some rain but it has stopped now.  I have taken some pics of my "Shipshape and Bristol Fashion " front garden which I think I am half way through getting ready for the judging.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 09:03

If you just mow a path through your lawn Flumpy you can have a designer meadow with the rest.  We have a similar day to yesterday here in Bristol so it may rain lightly at any time.  it is very dark right now.  still i did get a lot done in the long dry spells.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 11:02

GWRS your pictures are lovely.  I love orange and yellow together  and red added really makes a hot border.  We had a light shower but faired up again now so did my big pot and the flower of Barnsley Baby is white with a pale pink splodge in the middle.  I will snap it when a few more open up.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 08:31

Sunshine and showers forecast for us in Bristol again today but a cooler night to come.  I see a Barnsley Babe mallow has opened its first white buds this morning so must plant it up in a big pot with some white begonias round it for the front garden display.  I must harvest the last of the blackcurrants too and there are loads of broadbeans again needing picked plus loads of new flowers on the plants so they look like going on for some time.  Come to think of it I was picking broad beans and runner beans together last year too.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

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