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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 11:52

Flumpy the green wheeliebin has been filled up again and I have trimmed 12 lovely new bean sticks from the bamboo mountain my sons left me to dispose of.  I want to get a lot done outside today while it is good weather as the forecast for tomorrow is rain all day.  However Sunday and Monday are going to be fine and sunny and later in the week it is forecast to be warm again.  Fuel bills should be down this year with such warm weather not needing any heating on.

What a good idea Joyce.  I could plant my heavy tools in spots I find troublesome!  I have wanted a border fork for a long time since I got on with the ones we had at the Botanic Garden so well.

Aym208 I think we all have the same trouble with plant purchases.  I do get a lot of my beauties from friends in the AGS though and as birthday and Xmas presents.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 09:46

I think it is "Winston Churchill" that red aster.  It does have a yellow middle which does not show in the photo.  I found two labels but only aster was legible on them!  But "Winston Churchill " rings a bell.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 08:31

That is a lovely pattern and colours ,aym208!  Damp garden this morning and feels colder but the sun is shining now.  Green wheeliebin will be emptied today so will be dodging the rain forecast to fill it up again.  I have ordered a border fork for myself online as I find my big digging fork rather heavy now.  Old age does not come alone.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 14:08

Oh my new red Michaelmas daisy has such lovely red flowers. the Little Pink Beauty too is pink and very floriferous - both good additions to my lovely white New England asters.  The hydrangea I bought for its red leaves in the autumn is colouring up too.  Bright sunshine  in Bristol now so garden is drying nicely and I have been able to get out working in it.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 10:55

Oh thank you so much Joyce for mentioning your clematis.  I had forgotten to put in a paragraph about the pronunciation of Botanical Latin in my lecture and clematis is such a good example.  Not that i mind how it is pronounced as I think it is correct enough if the listener understands you but I have heard so many people stumbling over the pronunciation of what they see on the labels it could be helpful to let them know the simple rules.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 08:30

Very dark and wet this morning in Bristol.  such a change in the weather.  I have a streptocarpus that grows like topsy in my bathroom.  It does like the humidity there.  As does my African violet.    Looks like honing my lecture is on the cards for today.  At least in the morning.  The forecast is for the rain to go east by lunchtime.  Ah well the mind needs exercise as well as the body.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 12:16

Pretty in pink.  I think I will have to call the border I look out on from my kitchen door my Pink Border.  At the moment it has pink Sedum spectabile, dwarf aster "Little Pink Beauty", pink cyclamen , buds on the pink chrysanthemum "Clara Curtis", and on the pink winter heather and the pink bergenia and the oxalis has just finished flowering but the flowers were pink.  I must see if I have bought any pink tulips this year to keep the theme going.  Pics from it this morning.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 08:39

Yes Joyce I am forever digging out oak, beech,chestnut and hazelnut trees  Today in Bristol is blue skies and sunshine and very warm.  Set to cloud over in the afternoon and rain forecast for tomorrow.  I will hone my talk and time myself this afternoon after a morning in the garden.  I am not doing a powerpoint with slides but a straightforward lecture but will illustrate it with plants I take with me and postcards to pass round.  People get so many powerpoint presentations nowadays I think they appreciate an old fashioned one now and again.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 16:47

The conservatory from the lounge   Lots of floor space to fill

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 16:43

A good long day's work now over.  I had to get more crumbs from the kitchen for my 12 friendly birds that come for food as the squirrels pinched the lot this morning brfore they arrived.  Tosser the wood pigeon must have been expecting me too and waiting on the bungalow roof as no sooner had I scattered the crumbs he was down tossing them all over the place.  The robin soon joined him and the two sparrows flew in quickly to snatch some and fly off with them.  They do not linger when tosser is there but the robin will feed within inches of his feet.  The conservatory table has a few more plants now.

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