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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 10:49

We had some rain but it has stopped now.  I have taken some pics of my "Shipshape and Bristol Fashion " front garden which I think I am half way through getting ready for the judging.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 09:03

If you just mow a path through your lawn Flumpy you can have a designer meadow with the rest.  We have a similar day to yesterday here in Bristol so it may rain lightly at any time.  it is very dark right now.  still i did get a lot done in the long dry spells.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 11:02

GWRS your pictures are lovely.  I love orange and yellow together  and red added really makes a hot border.  We had a light shower but faired up again now so did my big pot and the flower of Barnsley Baby is white with a pale pink splodge in the middle.  I will snap it when a few more open up.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 08:31

Sunshine and showers forecast for us in Bristol again today but a cooler night to come.  I see a Barnsley Babe mallow has opened its first white buds this morning so must plant it up in a big pot with some white begonias round it for the front garden display.  I must harvest the last of the blackcurrants too and there are loads of broadbeans again needing picked plus loads of new flowers on the plants so they look like going on for some time.  Come to think of it I was picking broad beans and runner beans together last year too.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 14:55

Rain stopped long enough for me to get some pictures.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 08:44

What a dismal start to the week.  Monday has dawned dreich, drab, dank,damp,dark and  draughty, not at all shipshape and Bristol fashion so I drowned myself in lily perfume and alliteration and feel better now.  At least some watering has been done for me.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 08:30

No rain last night but it is dull and overcast this morning so there may be a little drizzle.  It looks like i will be watering pots again today.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 17:26

I am having to water all my pots, especially the sweet peas as it got quite hot when the sun came out.  We are supposed to get rain tonight but I could not risk that being enough for the pots. 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 08:34

Very warm already and set to reach 22 or 24 in Bristol but dry at the moment.  Rain is forecast for through the night tonight so might plant out some of my bargain begonias and my agapanthus .  My new potatoes should come out of their bag like Monty's last night but that will have to wait till i have the help of a visitor as my big potato bag full of compost is too much for me to move.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 08:50

Oh what a despicable thing to do to steal your hanging baskets and deprive your neighbours of the pleasure of seeing them as well as you.  They were probably sold very cheaply at a boot fair the next morning.  And your neighbours can get help to rehome the swarm of bees from the professionals who will be only too pleased to save the bees which are under great threat from loss of habitat and suitable food.  The local council will have the number to call.


Dark and damp this morning though very warm.  The green wheeliebin will be emptied later so I will be able to fill it up again from the logjam piling up and the patio will be tidy again.

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