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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 08:33

Rather damp in the garden but paths dry now.  Gloomy day forecast but 16 degrees so if it stays dry should get some work done.  Nothing looks like it needs watering so that is a job that won't need doing.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 16:51

A few pics from the garden today.  It has gone quite gloomy so we may have rain before 6pm after all, but i did get a lot of work done. The bumblebees just love this pink rose which opens its flowers wide.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 10:34

My goodness you will see a difference when you come home as the forecast is for lots of rain and warmth which makes everything grow like mad.  Have a lovely holiday and do not take any bad weather with you.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 08:34

Another ;lovely day of good gardening weather ahead with rain forecast for this evening so will just water pots and leave rest to the weather.  My potatoes in potato planters are growing an inch or two a day.  It is so invigorating to see such Sturdy growth till you cast your eye on the weeds which are romping away.  Still the buttercups look lovely. 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 17:51

Pics from my garden this lovely warm summer evening.  First two are Primula chungiensis, a candelabra primula new to me this year.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 10:36

You too, GWRS.  I have done quite a bit and as the light is just right took some pics before I put my camera battery on charge.  The scent all over the garden is delightful this morning.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 08:44

Cloudy this morning but fine dry day forecast with 20 degrees max so hoping to get as much gardening done today as yesterday.  It is so peaceful when there is no cars going to school and the Surestart nursery down the lane and no pollution so it is safe to work in the front garden.  Sounds like most of you are having good weather too and enjoying your gardening.  So much better than busy roads and airports.  I was so happy to see our Bristol lad, Chris Woods, win the golf at Wentworth yesterday.  Well done Chris.  I hope that means we will be seeing more of him on the telly now he is climbing the rankings.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 17:36

Beautiful day for gardening so did a lot in the front garden.  Golf coverage at 6 so will have supper now as Countryfile is on at 7.  Gardening all day does make you hungry, especially when you forget to have lunch!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 09:26

I have grown night phlox in the past near my kitchen and it is lovely I agree Plant pauper.  I will add it to my list for next year!  Not that i go out very much at night at my age!  My birds are hopping around outside waiting for me to feed them,Joyce..  Some are very tame now and peep into the kitchen from the doorstep through the glass door.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 08:33

Definitely a sunhat day today - sunshine forecast for all day and no rain or wind.  Looks good for the next five days too.  Lots of people gone off for a break so not so many lawnmowers either.  A peaceful sunny Bank Holiday Sunday for me and my wildlife.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

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