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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 16:55

Four grapevines in my garden GWRS.  Two green and two black , one of eacg colour dessert grapes and one of each colour wine grapes.  I am eating a large bunch of the green dessert grape in the picture every day now but will have to gather in the harvest soon.  They keep till Xmas or a few weeks after in the garage.  i make some grape juice and give lots away.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 14:32

Very pleased with the rosebud type ones this year Joyce.  The flowers are like rosebuds.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 14:20

More pics this lovely sunny Sunday.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 14:11

What a lot of colour still in the garden at the end of October!  The conservatory is ablaze as well and the rooms I use in the bungalow will soon be full of lovely cut flowers.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 12:44

Not all for tulips, Joyce.  Some of my raised beds in the potager need topping up.  I have been doing my best  to save money by putting compost in some of them from my own prunings and weeding but need to put a layer of good stuff on top.  Sun is out now so as i am whacked I may take a break to get some photos and enjoy myself arranging my raffle flowers.  Of course the old gardener whom I used to help when I was at secondary school in the Big House would be proud of me.  His motto was "Always spend more on your compost than on your plants"!

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 09:28

Cloudier this morning but sun promised for 11 onwards and rain through the night.  The garden is very dry.  I have ordered 12 bags of JI3 and compost for my tulips. They will be delivered within ten days so at the right time for planting.  Some more cutting up of prunings today and another go on the terrace I am unearthing.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 16:33

That is my Cyclamen hederifolium which turned out to have two plants in it, flumpy.  Yes Joyce I noticed some of the ones I planted last year have little seedlings all round them,  Great.  Lovely to get plants for free just by letting them seeed and the ants spread them.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 12:22

Another fine day for gardening and similar weather forecasted for all next week. I planted out my cyclamen I won in the AGS raffle last week and found two corms in the pot, one slightly behind the other in development so separated them.  My Cane begonia is now ensconced in the conservatory but will have to wait till the flower come to find the species I think.  A good morning's work done out in the garden so will catch up on GW this afternoon on TV since I was out last night.  Better than iplayer on my laptop!  I hope you all have a lovely weekend of gardening.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 21:49

After a long day gardening It was the monthly AGS meeting tonight.  We had a super talk on the Wasatch and Ruby mountains in Utah and Nevada with wonderful pictures of the alpine flowers and I won three lovely prizes in the raffle - a bunch of flowers, a Cane begonia for the conservatory and another Cyclamen hederifolium (you can never have too many cyclamen).  Here they are.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 08:28

A cold morning but forecast is for another sunny dry day ideal for gardening.  I planted 75 cyclamen and daffodils yesterday and hope to get some more cyclamen and irises , alliums and anemones planted today which will just leave camassias and tulips to do in November.  Green wheeliebin gets emptied this morning so should get rid of some more prunings too.  We have had a good autumn so far for work in the garden.

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