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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 08:50

Oh what a despicable thing to do to steal your hanging baskets and deprive your neighbours of the pleasure of seeing them as well as you.  They were probably sold very cheaply at a boot fair the next morning.  And your neighbours can get help to rehome the swarm of bees from the professionals who will be only too pleased to save the bees which are under great threat from loss of habitat and suitable food.  The local council will have the number to call.

Dark and damp this morning though very warm.  The green wheeliebin will be emptied later so I will be able to fill it up again from the logjam piling up and the patio will be tidy again.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 22:12

Flumpy go to the top of the class.  You must be my most successful pupil.  I can remember when you first ventured on growing sweet peas from seed!  Mine are flowering too.  i had four packets which were freebies and the first ones to flower are the red ones.  I watched Hampton Court but do not think I will try to grow seaweed!  Glad to see designers are thinking about climate change and its effect on our gardens.  Those pictures are lovely Flumpy.  We are going to have some rain in Bristol this weekend.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 19:12

Yes Joyce, no doubt the wish list will get longer!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 17:24

Rachel de Thame is visiting a perfume garden on the Hampton Court Show at 9pm tonight!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 10:47

Everyone should grow lilies and pinks.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 08:47

Right on cue as i unlocked the back door the rain started.  Just a sharp  shower but looks like the pattern for today so will stay near the shelter of the house as it is too warm to wear my raincoat.  My agapanthus, white and blue are opening their buds now so should get the pots out front soon.  Others that look promising to be if flower soon are Barnsley Babe white mallow and blue platycodon plus my bargain begonias are now getting quite floriferous.  I will be searching for spaces to put my plants in flower soon.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 08:33

Another dry warm day ahead but forecast says there may be the odd shower so I will work near the house as it is too warm to wear my old raincoat just in case.  Two lilies open today so even more perfume.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 12:16

This is a very tall sysirynchium which has been flowering for two months now.  It is growing in the shade of my huge Bramley apple tree.  It is now sprawling as I have not staked it properly but so floriferous I do not mind.  I think it is such a robust plant it will cope with anything.  I had it from the Secret Gardening Club but have lost the label in the thicket!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 12:04

You too GWRS.  Here are the treasures I snapped in my garden this morning.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 09:37

Dahlia "Melody Dora"

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