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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.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 18:03

Very well GWRS TY!  I do hope your doors turn into days!  Did my gardening in the conservatory today getting it ready for te winter - lots of glass cleaning and shelf polishing.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 08:59

Best way to get Japanese anemones is beg a division from a friend who has them in the spring.  They need dividing every two or three years and people soon run out of space for them.  i find chrysanthemums and asters give a good show now and of course dahlias are still in full bloom but this year, having grown 70 plugs of pelargoniums and 70 Begonia semperflorens i still have loads of blooms.  The bees and butterflies do not seem to mind they are exotic and drink their nectar where they can.


Today is the first in ages that is dull and drizzly but that will save on the watering chore!  Still very mild though.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 17:43

In my garden this lovely Sunday in September.  I had to do some harvesting as the birds are helping themselves.  The New England asters are running amok and will need dividing in the spring.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 13:12

Superb Logan.  Lots of bees and butterflies in my garden today feasting!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 13:09

Leave them outside Joyce.  

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