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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 08:42

Not sunny this morning but dry and  degrees already.  Forecast says sun may break through about eleven and ten degrees expected today which bodes well for more work done outside.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 12:00

Been for health check.  The nurse said my GP will ring me when the results are back from the hospital in a few days.  Lovely weather so will be out there after a quick lunch,

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 08:25

I have my yearly check-up at the Healthy Heart clinic today so that will disrupt my gardening but got lots done yesterday.  Amazed to see the white Spanish scillas flowering so soon.  Broad beans showing in their pots in the conservatory this morning so that was only a few days germination.  I think my early potatoes will be planted Good Friday this year as they are sprouting nicely on the kitchen windowsills.  There are buds on the tree peonies and the hydrangeas are showing signs of life too.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 10:53

It is only a small garden saw GWRS but cuts branches a bit thicker than my loppers.  Have a great time up the allotment.  This sunshine is sublime.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 10:35

Pretty pictures frommy conservatory.








My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 09:09

Another good day for gardening .  Sun out and dry and calm.  I will plant the ranunculus I had given on Mothers Day and three red hemerocallis which are growing away nicely in their pots before they get any bigger.  More nettles will be pulled out and I will find my garden saw and try to saw off some of the longer branches of the dead tree.  My new iris reticulata are showing colour and the scent from the Yellow Cheerfulness narcissus is wonderful so may have some pictures later.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 16:44

Great day for gardening.  My white liatris got planted, a few more hundreds of nettles pulled up before they get big, fallen tree nearly denuded of its ivy and honeysuckle and dead branches wrenched off so looking more manoeverable now.  I saw a lovely Brimstone yellow butterfly up in the butterfly garden and told myself off for not taking my camera up with me.  Did not see any bees yet but expect some since we are to have a week of this weather.  The white Spanish bluebells are flowering and my pulsatilla vulgaris.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 08:52

$ degrees this morning and sun out. Forecst is for a WEEK of settled weather.  No rain in it as well.  That has started me singing.  I do have to go to the shops for milk ,it being Sunday and visitors are usual but hope to get a lot of gardening in too.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 15:25

An elder flumpy.  I have several more so OK for flowers and berries   I have cleared the extraneous greenery, mostly honeysuckle and ivy from the hedge so it looks easier to move but two hefty sons can do that bit.  I am feeling really pleased with my output today - lilies potted just as Monty did last night on the telly and also my new  phlox plant called "David" which came in the same present as the lilies.  Quite a few hundred or so young nettles pulled up too.  Say hello to my first wood anemone to flower and you can see what brilliant sunshine we had today by the way my tulips opened up hoping to be pollinated.




My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 11:33

Wait till you have eight leaves then pinch out the two top ones flumpy.  i have worked myself to a standstill this morning on my big job of clearing the dead tree from my path!  But my garden is so full of beautiful things I had to get out my camera.  You will see my yellow tulip dying very gracefully, the marsh marigolds in flower already, lovely crocuses, my dead tree and lots more that made me go WOW!







 Bluebell time nearly here!







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