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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 10:38

I took my camera with me when deadheading and was so glad i did.  i now have three species of candelabra primulas in flower for the first time.- "Apple Blossom" has three tiers and chunengis and beesiana have one so far. The colour of beesiana is brilliant.  Just as my lovely purple rhododendron is loosing its charm my pale pink one is starting to open its buds. Hardy geraniums are flowering in their hundreds.


The perfume was the strongest I have ever smelt in the garden  due to the humidity and warmth and the mock orange opening its buds.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 08:29

Cloudier today but forecast is for dry all day and temperature up to 21 degrees.    Pollution is given as moderate and humidity high so probably not so comfortable for the heavier gardening jobs today.  Deadheading here I come.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 11:17

In Surrey!  My goodness, Mr. Mahonia, not what you expect in June there!  Supposed to be warmer at weekend.  My runner beans are ready to be planted in the raised beds so getting wigwams sorted today

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 09:00

Green wheeliebin just been emptied by the sound of things so must get out and fill it up again.  Weather set fair for all day as dry , warm and mostly sunny.  Conservatory looking tidier as i get the tender subjects out for the summer and i have twelve Gardener's Delight tomato plants romping away in their final pots.  Last topping up of early potatoes in planter today.  The ones in the raised beds are doing well too.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 22:08

Fruitcake, superb!  I was wondering where to buy masks.  The hedge next door is very dusty as it has not been touched since I did it last spring.  Do pop in next time you are over here.  Best to come round the back as i don't hear anyone at the front door if I am in the kitchen or garden.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 12:19

My new cordless trimming shears I ordered yesterday arrived this morning so i have taken down the top of my box hedge about 4inches and started on the very long lonicera hedge that encroaches from my neighbour;s garden.  It will be fine for the lower parts but I will use the hand shears for the bits above  my shoulders.  I wore boots, gloves and goggles but could not find a mask as advised.  The boy next door has gone to see if he can find a little bottle to give me some oil to keep the blades in good nick.    I was worried about my hearing aids but the noise was very mild so can keep them in.  I must go on line to find some masks as air pollution when it is bad does stop me gardening or doing anything outside as it affects my heart.  Better safe than sorry and hedges do harbour a lot of dust.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 08:29

Welcome home fruitcake.  I am very well thank you.  i bet you are brown.  We seem to be going to start our summer properly at the weekend but today will suit me fine. warm, dry and sunny with light winds.  Yes there has been lots of beautiful blossom to snap this spring and everything is growing apace.  You are going to be very busy catching up!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 17:27

In the corners of my garden this gloomy June1st!


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 10:36

Have a lovely holiday GWRS.  I have just been to post my postal vote for the referendum and it is drizzling. So very dark too I think we may have heavier rain soon.  Tidying up and watering in the consevatory is all I shall be doing gardenwise today.

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.

Discussions started by happymarion

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

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