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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 08:50

Yes flumpy that little greenhouse gets packed away in the loft in the winter.  I am very well flumpy.  Is your thumb quite healed?  We have brilliant weather in Bristol again, dry sunny and fairly warm in the sunshine.  Another great day for gardening and taking pictures.  How much will depend on the visitor flow.  I was delighted with the  Live Shakespeare show on BBC2 last night so will be singing "Brush up your Shakespeare" all day again as I was after seeing "Kiss me Kate" a few weeks ago!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 15:30

Flumpy he is forever taking out things he thinks too big or not the right colour and bringing them to me as my half acre has lots of room and I love all plants even weeds.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 14:25

My friend has just sent me 4 pics from his tiny garden - showing his latest acquisition , a wallflower called "Winter Party" which he bought two plants of at the Cardiff plant show last week and the latest p





ic of his bulbs in his front garden.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 14:05

A  fuchsia for height comes to mind will have a look at what i have in pots and in the garden and put in ones that will look good all summer.

Monty - just saying......

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 12:28

When I am gasping for breath like Monty was last night I reach for my nitrolingual spray and take it easy for a bit - not a wise thing to be doing for someone who has had heart trouble.  He did warn us he would be breathless so knows what the consequences are.  The coloured trousers and hair colouring  helped the general picture.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 12:02

Had to go to the post office which meant passing the charity shop and found this wicker storage box outside for £3.99.  Just right for planting up.  the liner is cotton mixture and remov


able so I will replace that with plastic to keep the compost from escaping.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 08:33

Such a difference from yesterday.  Woke up to bright sunshine and dry.  Fruitcake try again with friends request as I may have rejected you As I get so many that I do not know.  Happy St. George's Day to you all - a red and white picture with morning dew in red and white to celebrate.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 14:24

Really icy rain out in my garden now so I abandoned my potato planting as it was too Brrrr.  More sun has been promised for tomorrow though.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 08:48

Oh dear no need for my sunhat today.  Cloudy all day so UV2 again.  Going to stay cool too  No rain forecast for us till later so should get some work done in the potager.  The currant bushes need some weeding done and mulched with compost.  I still have some of last year's glut of blackcurrants in the freezer.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 12:44

More pictures from the cloudy garden today.













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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

About my efforts to entice pollinators with scent to my Garden in Bristol. 
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new series

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

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I too am a nettle lover, Kate. Nettle tea is delicious. You can buy the dried variety if you do not have your own source. 
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clematis in need of identification

an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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Celebrating the warm colours of autumn 
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Painting what you've grown

Letting other people see what can be done to immortalise your plants. 
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