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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 08:36

Lovely bright sunny morning though still cold at 1 degree but forecast is to reach double figures again today.  My eldest son came for a meal yesterday and helped me with the dead elder tree so as we lopped off the bigger branches I now have them to chop up ready to refill the green wheeliebin after it gets emptied next week.  The ivy we pulled off the trunk filled it yesterday. There were no bird nests in it thank goodness.  My score for the Petit Fours put the salted chocolate at the top, then the Bailey's fudge which did taste of Bailey's.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 12:42

Oh wowie. I came in whacked from some heavy gardening and the post woman came with a tiny parcel.  It was the Petit Fours served at the end of the Fellows Dinner my friend has recently attended at his Oxford College.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 10:24

Wally, the cat from next door, thinks the kitchen patio table is the warmest place this morning.  The garden is ablaze with spring flowers.  It will be blossom time soon!












My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 08:44

Lovely sunny morning with no frost and dry and calm.  It is already 6 degrees and set to reach 10 so should have a good few hours to fill up the green wheeliebin which gets emptied this morning. One of my neighbours has felled a dead elder which was in the hedge between us and it has landed on my path so I have that to clear away.  I will leave the trunk in a corner of the spinny for the wildlife to use as shelter and food.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 17:11

These are my favourite dipping into books which sit on my desk in my kitchen diner.  The lounge is like a library.  But when I am waiting to take a cake out of the oven or having a meal by myself these ones are the favourites.  You should see my gardening books!!!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 17:07

Do not pass by if you have the time to visit Fruitcake.  Always lots to see.  If you come up the drive to the garage and tap on the kitchen door I should hear you if I am in.  Otherwise wander up the garden till you find me.  The weather is going to be milder from now on so i am sure to be in the garden a lot.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 09:13

Here it is



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 09:08

Fidgetbones every garden like every gardener is different.  The important thing is that it gives pleasure. solace, gratification, privacy or whatever else the gardener wants from it.  My camera and I expect a lot from my garden but even so we are continually being surprised and delighted by the surprises.  My scientific bent of course helps as my curiosity which is what science is, is forever being stoked with the fuel of growing or not growing as the case may be, plants.  The rose is full blown this morning. I will snap it for you.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 08:41

A better day weatherwise today.  a slight frost but sunny, dry, and no wind.  Temperature forecast to reach 10 degrees so should get a lot of planting done.  I must see to all my Mothers' Day presents.  Thank goodness my spring supply of compost and manure arrived in time. I sowed some broad beans in pots yesterday so with the early potatoes chitting nicely on sunny windowsills I feel next year food supply is on the way.  My onion sets are on the way and the garlic cloves are here ready to plant. I will make room for the heated propagator in the conservatory to get my tomato seeds started in there. Kale plants that were a failed order last year are being delivered free of charge this year so must get a raised bed ready for them.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 16:04

My friend has been moaning that his mixed colours collection of hyacinths seemed to be all blue but patience has been rewarded



with whites and a nearly black one blooming.

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