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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 14:56

Oh such a glorious day's gardening but hunger forced me in for a bacon butty so I got my camera.  The Charles Ross apples are very sweet and juicy now so will take a bowl out and pick some.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 08:52

Another mild dry day and the wheeliebin gets emptied today - bliss!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 14:28

My new border fork has arrived from Crocus at the last minute for the 4 week deadline.  It is beautiful and the weather is set fair for using it.  I have cleared a path through into the middle part of the garden so will start the weeding there.  But tere ws a £10 offer off my next order so that is temptation!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 08:38

Another dry warm day..  My new compost arrived just after 8 so all set for planting tulips in pots and refreshing the potager. The green wheeliebin gets emptied tomorrow so more of the prunings backlog can be got rid of.  Gently, gently , is getting there.  Of course the good weather is a great ally but I notice the beech tree next door is turning golden and as it and the oaks are usually the last looks like winter is on the way.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 09:03

Warmer today and a bit brighter so should get a good day's gardening in.  I found my latest order from SGC on the kitchen doorstep this morning when I got up and just had a phonecall to say my new compost is being delivered tomorrow so all I need now is Crocus to deliver my new border fork and I will be all set for a busy November. 

My newest plants from SGC are gorgeous as usual -one each of Alyssum saxatile Gold Bullet, Centranthus ruber coccineus, Agapanthus umbellatus White Umbrella and Lychnis haageana Molten Lava.  Th last is in flower and there were squeals of delight when I saw it - such a pretty cheerful plant for the front of the border and the lychnis tribe do so well in Bristol!  After all one is called the Bristol flower.  They must love our alkaline clay.  Here is its picture.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 08:42

Yes Joyce it is a beautifully colourful autumn and a week or two early because of the dry weather.  We have a little drizzle again this morning and cloudy but set to improve in the afternoon and it seems a little warmer.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 12:22

Housework going well GWRS as the rain is still onin Bristol.  Finished by giving clean water to my AGS raffle prize flowers.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 09:24

Grapevines are lovely as well as doubly useful - the large leaves are edible.  I love them baked in the oven stuffed with rice and minced meat  And so long lived.  Mine are over 40 years old now.  Do have a go GWRS  There are lots of varieties to choose from.

It is damp out in the garden this morning  and still drizzling.  Very cloudy too so dark but better , warmer weather forecast for tomorrow.  a good day for tidying the house as I have visitors tomorrow.  .

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 16:55

Four grapevines in my garden GWRS.  Two green and two black , one of eacg colour dessert grapes and one of each colour wine grapes.  I am eating a large bunch of the green dessert grape in the picture every day now but will have to gather in the harvest soon.  They keep till Xmas or a few weeks after in the garage.  i make some grape juice and give lots away.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 14:32

Very pleased with the rosebud type ones this year Joyce.  The flowers are like rosebuds.

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