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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 15:59

Yes Lyn, expecting lots of flowers this year as now have good size plants.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 13:09

Latest offers from the Secret Gardening Club have just come in to my email so succumbed and went all purple.  For £17.98 I had 3 each of 9cm pots of Pulsatilla vulgaris "Lilac", Polemonium caeroleum  and Iris reticulata "JS Dijt".  Free P&P so less than two pounds each pot.  Expect lovely purple pictures soon.  

I have done my shopping, used a freebie voucher from Iceland to get a Black Forest cheesecake for the freezer. perused the flower shop plants for Mother's Day but mostly cut flower bunches at £3.99 so passed them by.  After lunch I will be out in the bright sunshine to start off my dahlias.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 08:47

A  good day for gaardening forecast and 7 degrees already but we have yellow warnings from the Met. Office for snow and ice for Bristol from tomorrow afternoon onto Saturday so must get as much done outside today as i can and get to the shops while the pavements are still safe to walk on.  Lovely picture greeted me in the conservatory this morning.  I think my £2,99 begonia I bought for Valentine's day is now at its zenith.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 17:20

The colours in my conservatory are stunning now the polyanthus are showing their colours and the Sweet William too.  The three Iris "Amphora" bulbs I had from Lady Skelmersdale yielded seven plants and four flowers so far!  She said she had just lifted them from her garden and that seemsto do the trick - plant your bulbs as freshly dug up as you can!  






My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 13:54

Two pots of freesias and one of Bessera potted up and labelled.  and just in time as i noticed the freesia bulbs were showing signs of life at the tips!  As soon as the wind dies down a bit I will go out in the garden and try to find five large pots for my five dahlia clumps that can be relieved of their occupants big enough now to go out in a border.  I know I have a black elder and a curry plant big enough and am sure i can find three more shrubs to plant out.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 10:44

I had to come in from the grden as the wind was blowing me over but got 15 tigridias planted and labelled.  As soon as it qiietens down a bit I have 25 freesias and 10 Bessera elegans to plant.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 08:44

Very dark wet and windy this morning but forecast for four dry days to follow.  I may plant up some tigridia bulbs with my raincoat on.  I must keep the momentum going noe I have the compost.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 12:48

46 anemones planted and a wonderful walk round my spring flowers .  I seem to have even more pairs of wrens this spring.  They were darting in pairs over my head as I snapped - mating no doubt.  The blackbirds are too and singing really loudliy so there must be lots of competition up in my orchard.  










 Spring flowers galore this St. David's Day.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 10:29

I mix this sterilised organic manure with multipurpose compost for gross feeders like dahlias.  I have a lady who comes in from the country with horse manure and mushroom compost every spring and autumn and I put her stuff on the raised bds in the potager and let the worms drag it down into the soil as I am no-dig.  It makes for bumper crops of veg.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 08:39

Duck pond yet again out on the kitchen patio and still raining steadily and quite windy. but very mild at nine degrees already.  My nine bags of freash compost and manure arrived yesterday so I am raring to go.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

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