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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.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 12:08

Another superb gardening day. sunny warm and no wind .  75 cyclamen corms and daffodil bulbs planted.  Just camassias and tulips to do now,  Time for lunch soon.  Next four or five days to be similar according to our forecast.  If Crocus keep to their within four weeks for delivery promise.  Looking forward to that.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 14:06

My latest delivery has arrived from SGC.  One Gaillardia "Arizona  Sun" bloom is fully open and six more buds at least to come so it too will go into a bigger pot and the conservatory til I have had all the flowers in bloom.

Last edited: 19 October 2016 14:06:54

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 09:34

Yes, Verdun.  I have ordered Gaillardia "Arizona Sun", Erigeron "Azure Beauty", Allium "Purple Sensation","2x Iris danfordiae, and Anemone coronaria "Hollandia" .  Keep me busy.  Need to order fresh compost as time to plant up tulips into pots is coming near and I am running out.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 08:42

My red onions do not get the chance to keep as well as the golden ones as I just love them so they always get eaten first!  Another lovely sunny day has dawned. dry and calm.  No sign of rain for the next five days!  I am expecting my deivery from SGC today so will be planting bulbs later.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 15:57

Brilliant sunshine is making all the reds and pinks glow.  The Rhus across the road is ablaze.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 14:08

Oh my goodness such lucky cats!  Your mom must have been the flavour of the month for a long time!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 11:20

Aym 280 I used to have a cat who turned up his nose at catfood from a tin and would bring me the tailend of a rabbit to the back door as if to say "you cannot compete with this".  I certainly cannot compete with the lovely plants the birds bring me including a superb pyracantha and my Euonymus europaeus.

Last edited: 18 October 2016 11:22:03

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 11:15

You too GWRS.  Yes my onions are all over the house - ropes of them hanging in the kitchen window and nets tied to the conservatory door.  great year for onions.  

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