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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 19:30

My goodness it was cold today after all - that wind was bitter but i persevered with the weeding.  Work does get you warmer eventually.  Looks like a similar day tomorrow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 09:33

Tulips deadheaded.  One job done.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 08:47

A bit damp outside this morning but 9 degrees already and forecast to get to 11 so may get some weeding done in the clear spells promised in the forecast.  Garden coat will be necessary though as it is set to be windy from the north.  There is a bud on one of my freesias this morning in the conservatory so looking forward to that delightful smell.  Tomatoes need pricking out and French marigolds and lots of sunflowers have germinated.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 20:21

Half an acre Verdun.  Yes I do it all myself but if there is anything too much for me one of my four sons will see to it, like a fallen elder tree I had in the last windstorm we had.  Like Margery Fish I aim to have something flowering in the garden every day of the year!  But at this time of the year there is something new in flower to see every morning until in May the whole place is ablaze with colour.  The pear blossom is out already and the apple blossom about to break. 

Flumpy the lovely cream flowers are one of my ground cover plants, a yellow dead nettle, common name Yellow Archangel.  Not only does it have lovely flowers but its leaves too are very pretty - spreads like mad so only for large gardens but its flowers come out with the bluebells.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 11:05

Not trusting having enough time later here are some morning pics from my garden.  The neighbour's ginger cat wanted to add to the colour.











My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 08:50

Yes flumpy that little greenhouse gets packed away in the loft in the winter.  I am very well flumpy.  Is your thumb quite healed?  We have brilliant weather in Bristol again, dry sunny and fairly warm in the sunshine.  Another great day for gardening and taking pictures.  How much will depend on the visitor flow.  I was delighted with the  Live Shakespeare show on BBC2 last night so will be singing "Brush up your Shakespeare" all day again as I was after seeing "Kiss me Kate" a few weeks ago!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 15:30

Flumpy he is forever taking out things he thinks too big or not the right colour and bringing them to me as my half acre has lots of room and I love all plants even weeds.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 14:25

My friend has just sent me 4 pics from his tiny garden - showing his latest acquisition , a wallflower called "Winter Party" which he bought two plants of at the Cardiff plant show last week and the latest p





ic of his bulbs in his front garden.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 14:05

A  fuchsia for height comes to mind will have a look at what i have in pots and in the garden and put in ones that will look good all summer.

Monty - just saying......

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 12:28

When I am gasping for breath like Monty was last night I reach for my nitrolingual spray and take it easy for a bit - not a wise thing to be doing for someone who has had heart trouble.  He did warn us he would be breathless so knows what the consequences are.  The coloured trousers and hair colouring  helped the general picture.

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