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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 08:37

Garden damp but we have not had much rain as no puddles anywhere.  A dull day forecast with rain late in the afternoon.  I am hoping to get out to pull up the large thistles which are now seeding.  A bit late to save another lot from coming next year I think.  I should save some time for weeding from not having to water anything except any that look a bit droopy still.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 14:29

Sow your seeds in the early autumn September if you can in compost mixed with some grit - about a quarter  and sow on top with a light covering of vermiculite as they need light.  They also need a cold spell so put in cold frame or a sheltered spot outdoors, they love boggy conditions so do not let them dry out.  Germination can be as long as 40 days so do not throw out.  Just have patience Joyce.  You will be well rewarded as they selfseed when established.

My new fuchsias have just arrived so all 15 potted up now.  Very nice big plugs and very good condition after flying in from Guernsey.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 10:59

I have just taken Fruitcake (which she is only as very yummy) round the garden .  She brought me some masks to use when hedge trimming and when the air pollution is high and four lovely eggs just laid by her chickens.  It was cloudy but no rain yet.  We had a few smelling sessions and she has strawberries ready to eat so mine should colour up soon.  She has a friend just round the corner so should see more of her.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 22:09

Very well thank you, Snow.  Fruitcake it will be lovely to see you at last.  yes 10 is fine.  just come straight up the drive through my plant nursery!  You will love your P. japonica Liriodendron.  I have just watched a super craft program on BBC4 and thought how the way the pupils got lost in their craft and forgot even the time is like we gardeners.  I find I often forget to eat at mealtimes when I am immersed in the garden.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 12:10

Took some pics after I did the watering.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 08:33

Another warm day forecast with no rain so lots of watering jobs to do.  My pelargoniums are all out in containers now in my "Drive" nursery so have to be nurtured ready to go out in the front garden for my Bristol in Bloom display. I have ordered five of the lovely "Apple Blossom" ones from Guernsey but they are only plugs for me to grow on for the conservatory in the winter.  I ordered some double fuchsias as well as they too are very lovely.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 16:40

No rain for us till Friday i think so had to do a lot of watering, then moved a few pots around.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 09:00

I have been waiting with baited breath to see what colour this poppy would reveal as it has buds covered in blackhairs whih do not give a clue.  It is a brilliant scarlet as you can see.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 16:36

Oh you will be so pleased with the SGC,Lesley K as I am.  And the colour of P. beesiana is so much superior to its colour in the picture!  No rain or hail as yet and Bristol often gets off lightly because of the shelter of the Mendip hills.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 15:10

Oh the scents in the garden were wonderful today.  Here are some pictures.

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