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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 09:11

Lovely sunny morning again.  I hope it lasts as I have an offer of help in the garden before the AGS meeting tonight and the green wheeliebin has just been emptied.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 08:43

GWRS Thank you.  All is well and a little fresher today in Bristol  today.  I  got a bit too hot for gardening yesterday afternoon when the temperature reached 25!  A breeze has sprung up now so should not reach those temperatures today.  I did harvest some monster Bramleys which would have been threatening to damage my skull if they had been left to fall in a breeze so must have been expecting the weather to change.  The kitchen table is covered with trays of onions , gold and red , waiting for me to net them too.   I love harvest time in my garden. Bit of a squirrel in me I think.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 17:46

Yes the pollinators did their work fine on the pear tree.  They re Conference and quite delicious.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 12:06

In my garden this warm sunny September 7th.  It feels like summer.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 08:42

These begonias are semperflorens not the bigger sempervirens Joyce.  I bought 70 plugs at a cost of 2p each in the spring and they all thrived.  I will take some as presents to  the ladies of a club i am giving a talk to in October as they will flower for months yet if kept frost free and put the rest into the conservatory.  They are very easy to take cuttings from.  This is my bargain of the year but i have had many.Many companies seem to have overstocked this year.

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Tree for very large pot

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 16:35

An amelanchier would be lovely or a Eucryphia.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 10:37

In the front garden this morning.  The Begonia semperflorens are doing just that-always flowering.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 08:35

Yes i have to keep the conservatory doors and windows shut when my figs are ripe as they come in the house to get them knocking everything over in their way.  It is damp again in my garden this morning but the sun is out now and it is warm.  I only needed a clean and a polish at the dentist yesterday so that is over for the next six months.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 11:50

I put out some who;emeal bread crumbs for the birds.  First a huge slug came for a feed and then this squirrel.  I must clean my kitchen glass door!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 08:51

Dull Monday morning, though dry now the garden is very wet so we have had rain in the night.  I have a dentist's appointment in the afternoon so perhaps i won't attempt any hard work this morning outside anyway.  Heatwave predicted to come our way tomorrow.  Weather never boring in this country.

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