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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 08:33

oh such a lovely moth in my conservatory this morning.  They are much easier to photograph than butterflies!  A similar day to yesterday weatherwise so i will have to watch for rain clouds.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 11:59

I have been pulling out weeds taller than myself till my back would take no more so took some pictures.  My pink rose called "Maid Marion" has a knock-out scent that soon makes you forget backache.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 08:29

A dru garden to wake up to today and still quite sunny and dry and no wind out so will venture further from the house this morning but will be sure to watch out for the rain coming as we have a yellow warning for downpours again though we were lucky to miss them all yesterday.  Makes you feel a bit on tenterhooks this unpredictable weather.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 09:04

The rain has started Joyce.  Yes the rain was needed.  i am sure my head high weds will pull out easily now too.  The green wheeliebin is stuffed full for Friday's emptying but i can fill up the weed baskets and line them up for a bit.  Luckily I can reach a lot of them from the paths.  Priority is to get the thistles pulled out before they seed everywhere.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 08:30

Damp garden again this morning though it is dry at the moment.  The foecast for today is wet in the morning but a dry sunny afternoon but it was wrong yesterday!  There is an early yellow warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms for tomorrow though.  I am being vigilant as i do not want to get caught at the end of my long garden in a downpour.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 22:08

Hello, Flumpy.  I bet you are brown already.  We have been pretty lucky in Bristol missing the  worst of the rain though Cheltenham had flash floods that closed the schools and flooded the station.  I bet the pelargoniums are all in full flower in Menorca.  Looking forward to your pictures.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 12:16

Oh my goodness the scents in my garden are superb after the rain.  Butterflies and bees everywhere.  The roses and honeysuckle seem to be winning in the perfume stakes but the bees love the pyracantha blossom.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 08:36

Very wet outside though it is not raining at the moment but forecast for all day, some heavy showers expected in the morning so I had better stay near the house.  It stills feels warm and muggy though.  Some of the taller flowers are looking so droopy and bedraggled with petals strewing the paths.  Grrr.  Hardy geraniums recover first.  They are perky and so colourful at this time of year.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 11:21

One of the advantages of growing your new to you plants in ots first is you can decide which plants to team them wsith in advance.  i decided this morning this poppy should go beside Geranium "Rozanne"


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 08:22

A small duckpond on the patio this morning so more rain through the night than we had all day yesterday when it was almost always drizzle or very light rain.  The forecast for next week is rainy every day so will have to dash out in my raincoat whenever i can to get plants into the ground.It will keep the water bill down though.  There is always a silver lining!

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