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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 16:46

Just watched a pathe film on You Tube of Ann Ashberry making miniature gardens!  It all starte because she only had a balcony but wanted a big garden.  She used real plants - alpines for her miniature gardens.  Very worth watching.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 16:31

Yes Joyce I had to stick to the paths to do my ivy grubbing.  Anne Ashberry has written a book on bottle gardening too so, as  have an empty carboy I sent for that.  I have a feeling some of my Xmas plants in the basket would be suitable for that. The book was only £5 in good condition and P&P free. 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 14:48

Beautiful day for gardening GWRS.  Sun has shone all day.  whacked now!  Hope the shopping goes well.  Lincoln must look beautiful at Xmas.  Ivy was a bit wet!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 09:36

Green wheeliebin just been emptied so i may get out and tackle the ivy that is threatening to crawl all over my miles of paths.  If I push it down well in the bin I should get a great deal in.  Good gardening weather today - mild and dry.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 15:34

I think this may be the best £6.38 I have ever spent, bought from ebay.  I have some of the plants in the comprehensive lists of suitable plants.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 19:44

Good idea GWRS.  My son brought me this lovely basket of indoor plants, chocolates and a card.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 17:27

 I had a lovely Xmas dinner with a Ladies Church Group down in the centre of Bristol today.  The sun shone too.  My eldest son has to work Xmas day so he is coming tonight for his Xmas visit.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 10:49

Oh TY Hazel.  I am reading up about my Miele washing machine .  i can do a half wash if necessary and lots of other things to speed it up!  The extra time is because the machine does not use the hot water from the tap but heats its own water.  The tapestry garden is going to be half way up the very long back garden between two of the rooms so it will be walked on to get up to the Butterfly garden or down to the Middle Beds and is alongside the Potager garden, Joyce.  The shortest wash is 20 minutes!  It is an "Ego" Classic from Miele and very good for saving on electricity.  All the packaging is recyclable too.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 09:00

There was a general label for alpines in my pots as well which shows what I am aiming for. 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 08:53

Washing machine on.  After the bedding I will work my way through my pile of dirty jumpers.  Had I thought this might happen I would have bought a cheaper machine ages ago instead of waiting till I had saved enough for this one. Very damp and misty outside but my new plants from SGC have arrived so I will have a nice job to do potting them on.   All fine plants as usual and all alpines and good spreaders for my alpine tapestry.  I will take a pic of the Lamium maculatum Beacon Silver which is particularly lovely.  I also got Phlox subulata Bavaria,Phlox douglasii White Admiral, Sagina subulata, Thymus pulegloides Foxley and Armeria maritima Nifty Thrifty

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