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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 08:28

Thick fog in Bristol this morning.  Looks like a Xmas present wrapping day to me.safe and warm indoors.  I may make a big batch of stew and dumplings to keep me going all week and perhaps a few visitors too.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 12:13

Joyce my treated heritage hyacinths I planted up for Xmas presents are showing buds in the conservatory.  They have good sturdy foliage.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 12:09

No baubles here Flumpy though I love yours but lots of flowers.  My friend who came to dinner last night brought me lovely lilies in bud.  It is beginning to look a lot like Xmas in my kitchen GWRS.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 11:11

In my new book there is a list of plants suitable for a Grassless Alpine "Lawn"!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 22:09

Back from the AGS Xmas party where I won three prizes in the raffle - flower arrangement, book and alpine fern.  Here they are.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 16:46

Just watched a pathe film on You Tube of Ann Ashberry making miniature gardens!  It all starte because she only had a balcony but wanted a big garden.  She used real plants - alpines for her miniature gardens.  Very worth watching.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 16:31

Yes Joyce I had to stick to the paths to do my ivy grubbing.  Anne Ashberry has written a book on bottle gardening too so, as  have an empty carboy I sent for that.  I have a feeling some of my Xmas plants in the basket would be suitable for that. The book was only £5 in good condition and P&P free. 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 14:48

Beautiful day for gardening GWRS.  Sun has shone all day.  whacked now!  Hope the shopping goes well.  Lincoln must look beautiful at Xmas.  Ivy was a bit wet!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 09:36

Green wheeliebin just been emptied so i may get out and tackle the ivy that is threatening to crawl all over my miles of paths.  If I push it down well in the bin I should get a great deal in.  Good gardening weather today - mild and dry.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 15:34

I think this may be the best £6.38 I have ever spent, bought from ebay.  I have some of the plants in the comprehensive lists of suitable plants.

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