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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 10:54

Have a lovely walk GWRS.  I have been blown over by the scents on my walk of inspection  round my garden and promised myself to pick large bunches of perfumed flowers for the house this evening as the weather could spoil a lot this week with the wind getting up.  i took some pictures while I was at it.  But it looks like the site is not accepting pictures this morning.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 08:54

A Very lovely Monday morning which seems to be the best of the week from the forecast which is all downhill from tomorrow so it is all systems go in the front garden today.  Even into the evening we are forecast to have sunshine in Bristol today.  I hope you are all having good weather too especially if you have come back from very hot holidays.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 19:45

Welcome home Flumpy.  I hope you had a lovely holiday and all is well in the garden.  You will have strawberries when all of mine have been eaten or frozen though "Buddy" strawberries crop till October and I have some of those.  Cheddar where loads of strawberries are grown is only a few miles from where I live.  They have loved the hot wet weather.  As for getting your pictures off your camera There must be a menu that tells you how to do it once you have connected to your tablet.  I simply put mine on to my laptop by connecting the camera to a USB on the laptop, then clicking photos on the opening page.  It is all done automatically then and the files come across from the camera and you select the ones you want .Do you still have the booklet that came with your camera.  It should tell you how to do it.  We had a lot of rain today so now have a duckpond outside the kitchen.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 15:51

Started drizzling before lunch and has just continued.  Feeling rather cold too so gave up for today.  Picked lots of strawberries and broad beans and need to start harvesting the early potatoes which are flowering.  Getting there gradually in the front garden.  I will feed the flowering plants their first feed next week to keep them flowering.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 08:26

My goodness we had some very heavy showers yesterday with a river running down the lane at one point  This morning's forecast is fine and dry but rain returning in afternoon so early work is called for.  Still no watering will be needed!  I believe the beginning of the week is suopposed to be offeing better weather for gardening..  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 09:30

We may have a few showers today.  My visitors got my stepladder out to the front door for me but I have more pruning to do to make windows before i plant it up.  I sent for a 70 garden ready plant bargain for £4.99 P&P free and it has just arrived - lovely Begonias "Sahara".  They are advertised at 6 for £11.99 on Amazon!  I like a bargain like that.  Liriodendron,  It is not the winning that gives me the greatest pleasure but the creation of it and reaction of my friends and neighbours to my efforts.  I will take pics of the displays for you when they are ready.  Come to think of it winning might mean professional pictures  from our local paper, the Bristol Post - aaah!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 17:07

What a lovely picture GWRS.  Everything is so lush now.  I took some pics when it stopped raining.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 10:36

I have entered my garden for the "Garden for Bristol" Competition in the Bristol in Bloom 2016 project, GWRS.  This has to be visible from the road like a shopfront or pub forecourt or private front garden.  As my garden is elevated from the road I  find having height makes it stand out more so I put displays of plants on stepladders and tables and cut windows through the hedges so people can glimpse them from the pavement like the Chinese do in their gardens.  Our forecast was wrong and the rain ia quite heavy here.  Ah well I can bake for my visitors.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 09:38

Green wheeliebin should be emptied today so should get te backlog emptied into it off the patio.  It will soon be full again.  Visitors tonight so will get them to help me put the "furniture" in place for the plant display as it is all too heavy for me.  Lovely weather today and much fresher which is just as well as I stayed awake all night listening to the radio!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 16:55

Worked hard in the front garden and swept up the pavement as there were loads of voters going down to the Polling Station in the school hall.  i found my escallonia in full bud and lots of agapanthus buds so should all be out for judging time.  My garden just keeps giving.  I am having strawberries every day now but will soon have to start freezing the glut.

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