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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 08:41

Gosh it feels cold out in the garden this morning at only 11 degrees with a strong wind too.  Only forecast to reach 16 and chance of heavy showers too yet the sky is blue and the sun quite strong and very bright.  We will see.  I am still feeling euphoric after watching the Welsh football team last night.  I had planned to switch channels to Gardeners World at 9.30 but no way was that on.  I have never watched a game where it was so evident that the team was what mattered not any individual.  They seemed to be all trying to help one another all the way through and it paid off.  Well done. lads.  My sons will tell you I have been a Ronaldo fan for many years but I think he may meet his nemesis in the Welsh boys.  Ah well now to transfer all that enthusiasm into some gardening.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 17:23

That is a splendid picture, GWRS, thank you.  I can remember the wounded veterans in the thirties sitting begging in the streets with limbs missing.  There were no jobs for those who made it back home.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 13:21

In my garden this morning.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 08:41

Garden very wet so we must have had rain in the night.  Forecast is for mostly dry today so should get more work done than yesterday if it is correct.  I must do some harvesting.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 15:22

Drat it has started to rain - not supposed to according to the forecast.  Big spots too so I will watch some tennis.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 10:39

Hehe!  A "tree surgeon" saw me in the garden and tried to get me to pay for next door's lime tree to be cut on my side to let in the light at a cost of £360 which went down to £260 then £180 as I was retired!  I had to be quite rude to get rid of him as he was interrupting my work.  Another window cut out this morning and a sign with Welcome to my Garden on black slate put in it.  I hope the "tree surgeons" do not take that as an invitation to pester me.  There are so many nowadays I swear i could paper a wall with their flyers.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 08:34

A dry day forecast so should catch up with the jobs needing done in the front garden.  I have taken a trachelspermum in a big pot down to the front gate and a honeysuckle just coming into flower for the other side.  Together they should greet visitors with wafts of perfume.  I have lots of big pots of lavender coming into flower too.  Buds are opening every day now on the pelargoniums.  i have pots of tall French marigolds in flower to drop into the prairie planting to give the grasses some highlights.  When the pots are all in place I will feed them as the soil is nicely moist after the rain all day yesterday.  Busy, busy, busy.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 19:29

It rained all day.  All I managed to do was a bundle of pea sticks and some tidying up in the conservatory.  Then when retail therapy beckoned and I had spent £54 on four tops and a pair of summer trousers and an Egyptian cotton fitted bed sheet I decided it was safer to watch tennis.  So glad I did as Marcus Willis playing Robert the Bruce on Centre Court with such good humour was just what the whole country needed after the shock of the political upheaval we are having.  I could not help but grin when he grinned.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 08:44

TY Fidgetbones but I have no wish to put anyone to shame.  I just enjoy my good fortune at having had a husband who agreed against his solicitor's advice to put the garden for the children to enjoy and me to plant up before the house.  For the same price we could have had a better house but titchy garden.  I am grateful for his good sense every day even dull damp ones like today.  Still looking on the bright side the pollution and pollen count are both low.  I should get some more pollarding done before the rain is too much for even me.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 21:05

Well all I need is an army of beefy landscape gardeners, a large win on my Premium Bonds and I could do a tiny part of my half acre! 

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