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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 08:44

Fog here earlier GWRS but lifting now and very warm.  We have a yellow warning for  heavy rain this afternoon and for tomorrow all day so must get out planting my bulbs this morning.  Forecast is for more autumnal like weather from tomorrow.  Green wheeliebin gets emptied tomorrow morning so looking forward to filling it up again and then my containers.  I could cut up prunings in my sleep now.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 17:06

Bloms Bulbs have just arrived so tomorrow i will be planting hyacinths and daffodils in pots.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 08:53

Oh dear Flumpy.  we missed that rain and today is hot already, set to reach 26 so I better get the outside jobs done early.  I am getting my big pots ready for the bulbs that should arrive soon.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 14:28

Hi Flumpy.  We nearly had a thunderstorm - got very dark and thundered but very little rain.  Here is an interesting study in greenery from my friend's garden.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 10:21

So warm and the front garden looking very summery and even exotic.  Lots of insects about in the warmth.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 08:36

Beautiful sunny day in Bristol and so warm.  we may have thunderstorms later so out in garden as soon as possible is the aim.  the six new plants i put in yesterday will have to be watered till we get some rain.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 09:09

Slept in - right through radio 4 and did not hear a word!  Dull this morning but still warm and forecast is for dry all day so should get some gardening done.  full of ideas after my trip out yesterday!  I will plant the alpine dianthus and three pink cyclamen I got at the AGS meeting on Friday night first.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 19:30

Lovely pictures Flumpy.  I shall sleep like a top tonight as I have walked many miles today in Warwickshire.  Int he morning round the  Heritage Victorian gardens at Hill Close in Warwick where i smiled ruefully when I saw Plot 5 and 6 Which Monty Don restored had box blight much worse than Longmeadow!  But the other 16 gardens were in great nick and the cakes the volunteers make for the coffee shop are second to none.  Then in the afternoon to lunch at Coughton Court NT and touring the gardens till five.  Home very tired at seven.  I bought a pink chrysanthemum plant and another sempervivum.  Had to be up very early for the long ride so I think an early night is on the cards.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 12:42

Yes Joyce.  His garden though very small is walled and in a very warm part of the inner city, one degree warmer than mine in the suburbs.  His climber especially the roses do wonderfully well. A young robin, cheeky Sam, the sparrow who darts in and flies off with his food no matter how big the birds already there and a wren from the front garden which is their stronghold as they love the black grapes i let them have from the vine that climbs the bungalow wall, have all visited for the crumbs this morning and one squirrel who is now stripping the nuts on the contorted hazel.  The blackbirds must be out in the fields but the crow who spooks them all is up on my roof as I can hear him scolding down the chimney in my study.  He may be scolding me for not replenishing the food for him!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 11:46

And minutes later Maggie (who quarrels with everyone) the magpie arrives.

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