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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 09:06

The season we have just experienced suited the Japanese Quince really well.  I have never had such a big crop and some of the fruits are as big as Bramleys.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 08:57

In my garden and conservatory today.   Daylight hours will soon be scarce. Damp but sun shining now and looks like a good day ahead for gardening outside. though I may be tempted to bring in some tender plants again as it is the autumn equinox.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 16:49

Yes I do. Joyce.  There is an orangey salmon one in a pot in my picture of the first windowsill above.  It will go on flowering for weeks yet.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 14:06

Hd to come in as it suddenly got cold and now quite heavy rain. but tired anyway.  The second conservatory windowsill is now packed with plants. I should not need to any watering for a bit outside and the inside plants are kept on the dry side. 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 08:42

You are welcome GWRS.  Today is not so damp here in Bristol and forecast is for mainly dry sunny day so should get out in the garden more today not just the odd excursion to bring in tender plants.  I do try to save as many as I can to brighten up the lounge for the winter as the conservatory opens on to it.  Also a lot of my colourful pots are not frost hardy so they are safer brought indoors.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 14:20

The first windowsill.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 14:10

Why not treat your small pelargoniums as houseplants?  Keep them on a warm windowsill that gets plenty light in the day and bring them away from the glass at night.  in a warmish room with water every fortnight orso they will go on growing and perhaps flowering for you well by next May.  I have filled thefirst windowsill in my conservatory with tender plants today - only five more to fill then the table and then the big pots can come in to the floor.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 09:26

Pelargoniums, known commonly as tender geraniums to distinguish them from our hardy geraniums like Rozanne and Johnson;s Blue.  He will have to bring them in shortly to the spare room windowsill where he overwinters them.  He also has a White Unique which is looking sickly and has not flowered.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 09:19

Yes Joyce loads of berries on the pyracantha this year, in fact loads of berries everywhere and out in the hedgerows.  Of my twelve regular bird visitors only one wood pigeon is deigning to come for breakfast as the hedges are so laden with food for them now.  My friend has emailed me a picture of his ipomoea which has reached the gutter and says he will soon have blue flowers in his gutter.  He is pleased with his new pelargoniums that have flowered for him - Purple Unique, Scarlet Unique, Bolero, Duchess of Devonshire  Madame Nonin.


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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 08:51

Another dull damp morning in Bristol so looks like I will be grdening in the conservatory again.  I need to sow some more cut and come again salad leaves.  My lunch during the winter will be lacking somewhat if I do not.

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