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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 11:50

I put out some who;emeal bread crumbs for the birds.  First a huge slug came for a feed and then this squirrel.  I must clean my kitchen glass door!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 08:51

Dull Monday morning, though dry now the garden is very wet so we have had rain in the night.  I have a dentist's appointment in the afternoon so perhaps i won't attempt any hard work this morning outside anyway.  Heatwave predicted to come our way tomorrow.  Weather never boring in this country.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 08:49

Very well GWRS as I hope you are.  Dry again this morning but we had a fare bit of rain yesterday which should have benefited the garden and perhaps nothing will need watering today. on with the autumnal jobs.  I found the Gardeners World program on Friday much more satisfying at an hour long  The container garden contribution seemed a bit too pricey for us ordinary folk though.  I think there should be more emphasis on low budget gardening now austerity measures are hitting a lot of people hard financially.  If gardening is worthy of being an Olympic sport, surely it must be affordable for everyone.  I was born to one of the poorest families in Scotland as my grandmother was widowed with 12 children aged 13 to six weeks long before the welfare state was even dreamed of but still learned to swim at school and play hockey.  Gardening for all no matter what your income is my motto.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:32

Yes there is some pink C. hederofolium there and some pink thrift in full flower.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:16

Sun came out momentarily so I got my picture.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 11:14

I managed to finish another corner of the long lost terrace this morning before the steady rain sent me indoors.  The rain will wash the crazy paving i have uncovered and fill the old birdbath.  I will take a picture later weather permitting though the forecast says rain till evening now.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 08:31

Brilliant sunshine this morning but forecast of rain moving in from the west seems correct as clouds are moving in already.  So any gardening will have to be done toute suite.  Time to catch up with the housework methinks.  Not nearly as exciting as rescueing long lost corners of my garden!  Though it might be if i decided to tidy up the loft - no chance!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 20:15

Aww, just look at my friend's morning glories today!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 14:03

I hope you had a lovely holiday GWRS.  It has started to rain in Bristol and Saturday is forecast to be a bit of a wash-out too.  But the green wheeliebin was emptied this morning and I did get it refilled before the rain came and started on one of my piles of prunings filling up my containers to put in line for next week's emptying.  I have started moving tomato plants out of the conservatory too.  Next week is forecast to be warm again.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 12:30

The butterflies are flocking to my sedums now Joyce even though they are hardly open yet.

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