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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 08:45

Rotten day here for those returning to work Duck pond outside the kitchen already and dark as night and pouring steadily.  Yes I do like your forsythia.  Always looks like it is sunny when in bloom I think.  I have several that bloom at different times and have different shades of yellow flowers.  Myy sweet peas and cosmos have gerninated which I sowed last week so that cheered me up when I saw how wet the garden was.  I can sow some more seeds at least today.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 12:00

Oh that sounds like the thing I would do if I felt I was anywhere near the end of the rainbow, flumpy.  It is a bit breezy outside but I got some manure spread in the raised beds and noticed lots of blue showing from the bluebells flowering early .  The kerria and forsythis and flowering currant are in full bloom too.In fact the garden is as full of colour as if it were mid summer.Wallflower is starting to make a good show.and lots of tulips.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 09:23

Looks like the pot of gold is just under that building, flumpy.  Excellent picture.  Seems calm out there in Bristol today and the sun is out, Garden a bit wet though.  I'm hoping to get something done out there  today some time.  Depends on visitors.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 13:25

So do I as My daughter and son in law have just gone to catch the ferry for Stranraer.  They are taking their older daughter back to St, Andrews Univ. after the Easter break and hoping for some golf and some time on the beach with their younger daughter.  We are getting some really fierce gusts of wind here in Bristol despite the sun shining brightly at the moment.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 11:42

The boy next door has just brought me these!  So I took him to see his Xmas present to me - the Stripey amaryllis.  



He was impressed.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 10:44

Happy Easter everybody.




 Lots of white flowers for Easter.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 09:26

Not so good weather now.  Colder and warnings for high winds and heavy rains and high waves on the coast.  Brrrr. But white tulips are flowering in the conservatory and freesias with three inch leaves already.  I shall make some spring bouquets as Easter presents from the garden and conservatory.  it is lovely to be able to say "All my own work".

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 18:43

I think Monday is going to be horrific when storm Katie arrives.flumpy.  You might be safer to take down your hanging baskets.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 16:04

I have heard the cleome is a good doer but not heard of the lupin.  Yes it does make for added interest when the plant is new to you.  Both of those could make a good show as well as added scent.  I have a duck pond out on the kitchen patio. I think it must have rained all afternoon as I watched the film on BBC2!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 10:43

Same to you Snow.  It is so windy today this collar dove decided the trees were swaying too much and opted for the street light as the best bet!



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