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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 08:44

What a dismal start to the week.  Monday has dawned dreich, drab, dank,damp,dark and  draughty, not at all shipshape and Bristol fashion so I drowned myself in lily perfume and alliteration and feel better now.  At least some watering has been done for me.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 08:30

No rain last night but it is dull and overcast this morning so there may be a little drizzle.  It looks like i will be watering pots again today.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 17:26

I am having to water all my pots, especially the sweet peas as it got quite hot when the sun came out.  We are supposed to get rain tonight but I could not risk that being enough for the pots. 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 08:34

Very warm already and set to reach 22 or 24 in Bristol but dry at the moment.  Rain is forecast for through the night tonight so might plant out some of my bargain begonias and my agapanthus .  My new potatoes should come out of their bag like Monty's last night but that will have to wait till i have the help of a visitor as my big potato bag full of compost is too much for me to move.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 08:50

Oh what a despicable thing to do to steal your hanging baskets and deprive your neighbours of the pleasure of seeing them as well as you.  They were probably sold very cheaply at a boot fair the next morning.  And your neighbours can get help to rehome the swarm of bees from the professionals who will be only too pleased to save the bees which are under great threat from loss of habitat and suitable food.  The local council will have the number to call.


Dark and damp this morning though very warm.  The green wheeliebin will be emptied later so I will be able to fill it up again from the logjam piling up and the patio will be tidy again.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 22:12

Flumpy go to the top of the class.  You must be my most successful pupil.  I can remember when you first ventured on growing sweet peas from seed!  Mine are flowering too.  i had four packets which were freebies and the first ones to flower are the red ones.  I watched Hampton Court but do not think I will try to grow seaweed!  Glad to see designers are thinking about climate change and its effect on our gardens.  Those pictures are lovely Flumpy.  We are going to have some rain in Bristol this weekend.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 19:12

Yes Joyce, no doubt the wish list will get longer!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 17:24

Rachel de Thame is visiting a perfume garden on the Hampton Court Show at 9pm tonight!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 10:47

Everyone should grow lilies and pinks.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 08:47

Right on cue as i unlocked the back door the rain started.  Just a sharp  shower but looks like the pattern for today so will stay near the shelter of the house as it is too warm to wear my raincoat.  My agapanthus, white and blue are opening their buds now so should get the pots out front soon.  Others that look promising to be if flower soon are Barnsley Babe white mallow and blue platycodon plus my bargain begonias are now getting quite floriferous.  I will be searching for spaces to put my plants in flower soon.

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