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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 08:55

Heavy rain forecast to reach us at lunchtime so all systems go this morning.  I have started pollarding a hazel nut tree in the front garden to get new peasticks for next year and to make another "window".  Rather than multitasking I prefer to kill two birds with one stone when I can.  The pollen forecast is moderate for today so perhaps I won't sneeze so much today.  I think a lot of it may be from dust from the road though.  I think quite a lot of the country is in for heavy rain today so gardening will be restricted.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 17:58

My kitchen is smelling lovely now.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 11:15

And some more

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 11:12

Trying again.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 10:54

Have a lovely walk GWRS.  I have been blown over by the scents on my walk of inspection  round my garden and promised myself to pick large bunches of perfumed flowers for the house this evening as the weather could spoil a lot this week with the wind getting up.  i took some pictures while I was at it.  But it looks like the site is not accepting pictures this morning.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 08:54

A Very lovely Monday morning which seems to be the best of the week from the forecast which is all downhill from tomorrow so it is all systems go in the front garden today.  Even into the evening we are forecast to have sunshine in Bristol today.  I hope you are all having good weather too especially if you have come back from very hot holidays.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 19:45

Welcome home Flumpy.  I hope you had a lovely holiday and all is well in the garden.  You will have strawberries when all of mine have been eaten or frozen though "Buddy" strawberries crop till October and I have some of those.  Cheddar where loads of strawberries are grown is only a few miles from where I live.  They have loved the hot wet weather.  As for getting your pictures off your camera There must be a menu that tells you how to do it once you have connected to your tablet.  I simply put mine on to my laptop by connecting the camera to a USB on the laptop, then clicking photos on the opening page.  It is all done automatically then and the files come across from the camera and you select the ones you want .Do you still have the booklet that came with your camera.  It should tell you how to do it.  We had a lot of rain today so now have a duckpond outside the kitchen.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 15:51

Started drizzling before lunch and has just continued.  Feeling rather cold too so gave up for today.  Picked lots of strawberries and broad beans and need to start harvesting the early potatoes which are flowering.  Getting there gradually in the front garden.  I will feed the flowering plants their first feed next week to keep them flowering.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 08:26

My goodness we had some very heavy showers yesterday with a river running down the lane at one point  This morning's forecast is fine and dry but rain returning in afternoon so early work is called for.  Still no watering will be needed!  I believe the beginning of the week is suopposed to be offeing better weather for gardening..  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 09:30

We may have a few showers today.  My visitors got my stepladder out to the front door for me but I have more pruning to do to make windows before i plant it up.  I sent for a 70 garden ready plant bargain for £4.99 P&P free and it has just arrived - lovely Begonias "Sahara".  They are advertised at 6 for £11.99 on Amazon!  I like a bargain like that.  Liriodendron,  It is not the winning that gives me the greatest pleasure but the creation of it and reaction of my friends and neighbours to my efforts.  I will take pics of the displays for you when they are ready.  Come to think of it winning might mean professional pictures  from our local paper, the Bristol Post - aaah!

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