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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 09:03

Feels fresher this morning but sun is out and another splendid day for gardening forecast.  The London Pride and quaking grass have started t flower which is so lovely to see the airy fairy flowers after the solidness of the spring tulips and hyacinths.  The forget me nots go with them both.  This year there have been lots of pink ones which. as they are all self sets must be something to do with the acidity of the rain falling on my garden as they did not have any different treatment from former years. But knowing how they spread themselves perhaps one of my neighbours has bought a packet of pink seeds!  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 16:25

I had to go to the shops this morning and could not ignore the lovely plant display at our flower shop.  As I spent £20 I had free delivery,  The large heucherella is "Sweet Tea" and has flowers on, the Strawberry mint plant smells delicious, three gazanias, three white nemesias and three pink nemesias completed my shopping.  Here they are waiting to go into the cold frame at night till the weekend cold snap is over.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 08:57

One purple freesia about to open this morning and a yellow one just showing its pretty colour.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 08:39

Glad you are home safely GWRS and reinvigorated after your Tenby holiday.  I am well Thank You and looking forward to being able to get a load of weeding done today as the forecast is good though warm at 22 degrees. We had rain through the night and a great deal yesterday so weeding should be easy.  I think you are right about the Princess Irene tulips Yviestevie - the one on the cover of the book "Bulb" by  Anna Pavord I have looks very much like them.  The foliage of tree peonies is a favourite of mine, Joyce.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 20:09

Either ballerina or Princess Irene, Marygold.  These came from my friend who labels everything but they disappeared.  It has been so wet today i got nothing done outside but the forecast for tomorrow is good.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 13:14

I popped out in between the showers because I knew the blossom I could see from the house would be  perfuming the garden beautifully and it was The Hawthorn is fully out now so time to wash and put away my big winter jumpers.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 08:38

Pouring with rain this morning but feeling very humid and 16 degrees already.  Forecast is for rain all day.  But my kitchen diner greeted me with a lovely scent this morning as the first bud of this red freesia had just opened.  Growing freesias is so rewarding.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 11:06

The birds are still very hungry.  Three male blackbirds have arrived for breadcrumbs but the female must be nest sitting so I will put out some more for her when she appears as the collar doves have wiped the patio clean.  The buckthorn bush above the burgundy tulips is in full leaf now so the brimstone yellow butterflies will be laying their eggs there soon as it is their larval food source.  Somehow the clematis montana looks even lovelier on this dark dank morning.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 08:36

oh my what a difference in the weather.  Still raining steadily here in Bristol and set to be wet for the rest of the day and night with max of 16 degrees.  I am so glad i got the wheelbarrow loaded with perennials and trundled it up to the Perfume Garden and planted them.  They will be well watered in now and i did enjoy so much the waves of scent wafting over me as I worked.  The agastache leaves were very fragrant and of course the wallflowers are at their zenith.Apple trees covered in blossom now so hoping for some fine days for the pollinators to get busy to provide me with a fine crop.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 11:16

Raining now so have come in to water in the conservatory.  Noticed foxgloves have joined the lilac blossom and that my very ,long garage roof is nearly all pink now.  That clematis montana thinks it is up the Himalayas.


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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

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