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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 16:40

Oh GWRS Tenby must be lovely today.  It is like a summer's day in Bristol and I have worked for hours non-stop but took time out to get some photos.  The tulips are dying beautifully.













My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 08:34

I had visitors yesterday so half my list to do in the garden did not get done but today looks like going to be fine all day so I should soon catch up.  Not that I ever do.  as soon as one list is finished another one has appeared.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 12:22

Grrrr it is raining now but i cannot complain as I did get a lot done.  A beautiful dark brown fox was watching me cut down brambles.  I was not near his den so he was just interested.  I think it is a male but could be a large vixen.We are forecast to get some sun about four and 14 degrees or more so could have a late supper tonight and do some more.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 08:52

We seem to have had some rain this morning by the look of my damp garden  - no sun but my it is very mild 12 degrees at 7 o/clock.  Heavy rain forecast for noon here.  I will take some plants out from the conservatory to the cold frame as I can shut the lid and fleece it tonight when frost is forecast. 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 12:29

Managed to get past noon without rain though it has gone cloudy now.  Big basket of weeds done and eight more perennials planted.  Will prick out some more tomatoes and French marigolds this afternoon after lunch.  The scents in the garden were very strong today round every corner.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 08:43

Feels a lot warmer this morning but lots of rain forecast from about noon onwards so definitely morning gardening today.  Happy May Day everybody and good gardening.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 15:13

Bad things always come in threes my mother used to say.  If we broke anything she would make us snap two spent matches!  What rotten luck you are having you two.  We did have some rain which brought colder temperature with it so i have given up gardening for today.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 13:05

Forgot this one of my Conference pear tree blossom.  Do hope it does not suffer any frost.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 12:53

Time for lunch after a busy morning.  garden very lush.  Take a walk with me half way up.  it keeps suddenly going cold so I am not trusting the weather by going further in case i get wet.

Erythroniums starting to flower.

 Middle garden.







My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 08:40

I hope your gazanias have come through the winter OK flumpy as mine have.  Looking forward to them in the summer.  Still cold this morning and rain forecast for Bristol from lunchtime onwards so must spend the morning working in the garden.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

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