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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 13:46

Brilliant sunshine and my plants are loving it.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 08:42

Good morning everyone.  It is brilliant sunshine in Bristol so will not be long before i am out in the garden among the jonquils and tulips.  Have a great day.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 06/04/2017 at 11:52

Such wonderful weather for gardening.  Lots of fruit blossom and I have fruit on my cherry tree and potatoes above ground.  Fleece at the ready just in case.   Bulbs still blowing my mind with their beauty.  my friend has lovely tulips in his tiny garden.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 13:27

First I had a great big whiff of perfume from my bulbs then I investigated the inside of my tulips now opening up in the brilliant sunshine we are having, then I opened the huge bag which the courier has just brought mw which is three very big magnolia bare root trees - Black Tulip, Denudata White and Yellow river by name. They are all having a big drink now before planting and I a needed one too.  

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 17:32

That frilly red tulip was from Bloms bulbs so you might find its picture and name Joyce!  Funny how labels disappear!  I think foxes steal them as toys for the cubs in my garden.  I have a whole sweet jar full of the balls i have found brought back from other gardens for the cubs all with teeth punctures in them!  Given up gardening for today as I am hungry having skipped lunch.  It was too warm and sunny to come in for any.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 13:00

Still lots of miles of pleasure to come from my mammoth bulb planting session last autumn.  I won £25 on Premium Bonds this morning which i will resrve for some bulbs for next spring.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 09:14

Sun's out at last.  we had quite a lot of rain through the night so should be easier to dig out perennial weeds this morning now.  I like it when the weather co-operates.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 16:52

Superb photos Joyce.  Lovely heucheras.

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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