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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 15:56

Yes Joyce the conservatory is overflowing but luckily I have windowsills all round the bungalow so the overflow goes in there, all except the room I sleep in!  Hazel, my avatar has been beheaded like Marie Antoinette.  No idea why.  I rather like the picture of me in my gardening sunhat which originally had the Lord Mayor of Bristol on one side of me and his Lady on the other as I was tending my plant stall at a MacMillan Nurses Fete.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 15:15

Looking out of my front bedroom window at the autumn colours of Bristol.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 09:19

Awww, Verdun, only three of the many wonderful things that contribute to my happiness provided mostly by my friends and family and Bristol wildlife.  This amazingly mild autumn weather is helping too this year.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 08:29

.Another very mild day for end of October nearly.  Forecast to be dry all day though it will be dark early as the clocks have gone back, but gardening calls.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 08:41

So dark this morning and gloomy.  No sun forecast for today after the glorious day yesterday but no rain either and very mild for the time of year.  We must have had some mist this morning as all the garden furniture is damp.  Still it is good enough weather to work in

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 15:01

No sooner typed than done.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 14:56

Oh such a glorious day's gardening but hunger forced me in for a bacon butty so I got my camera.  The Charles Ross apples are very sweet and juicy now so will take a bowl out and pick some.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 08:52

Another mild dry day and the wheeliebin gets emptied today - bliss!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 14:28

My new border fork has arrived from Crocus at the last minute for the 4 week deadline.  It is beautiful and the weather is set fair for using it.  I have cleared a path through into the middle part of the garden so will start the weeding there.  But tere ws a £10 offer off my next order so that is temptation!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 08:38

Another dry warm day..  My new compost arrived just after 8 so all set for planting tulips in pots and refreshing the potager. The green wheeliebin gets emptied tomorrow so more of the prunings backlog can be got rid of.  Gently, gently , is getting there.  Of course the good weather is a great ally but I notice the beech tree next door is turning golden and as it and the oaks are usually the last looks like winter is on the way.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

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