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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 13:50

 Sorry to hear you are not well again flumpy.  Perhaps you need to up your dark veg and fruit intake to boost your immune system.  Anti- oxidants are the way to go and avoiding crowded places where bugs abound.  Yes this weather is amazing - just right for getting plants out of pots and into the beds and borders.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 09:28

Incidentally for those of you who garden on a very tight budget like i do those wicker planters I have been planting up with spring flowers I bought two winters ago in an end of autumn season sale .  They were £5 each, lined with plastic, and came with 40 bulbs in four varieties each and enough bulb fibre to fill them.  The bulbs grew perfectly and are now growing well in the borders especially the 20 hyacinthe i had called "Carnegie" which are white.  Last summer I grew red geraniums in them and after the spring show is over I will do the same this year.  The planters are still in good condition.  A really good buy so look out for end of season bargains online.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 09:19

So pleased Darren.  Yes I am for great biodiversity in my half acre.  There are no lawns as such although I do have some ornamental grasses!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 08:55

Anothe bright sunny day and dry though some rain is forcast for late in the afternoon.  i have three family members perhaps more coming to tea so need to bake but should get some planting done.Some tiptoeing through the tulips perhaps!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 16:19

My neighbour called enthusing about my pussy willow tree so I went round to get some pics. It is truly beautiful and the honey bees are starting to visit.









My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 12:51

 20 or so perennials planted out so in for lunch.  The garden is looking so beautiful in the brilliant sunshine I just had to dodge my shadow and take pics.












My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 08:42

Garden wet this morning but it is 8 degrees and forecast to be 13 so hoping it will dry up soon and I can get out planting potatoes.  The soil in the raised beds seemed quite warm yesterday as i was planting onion sets.  In the meantime I can reorganise the plants in the conservatory to make room for more seed sowing.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 20:11

Another super day of gardening and the forecast for the weekend is even warmer.  I planted another 100 or so onions - Early Fen which are golden and did some more work on my scree and the patios.  Tulips are flowering everywhere and the wallflowers are opening rapidly.  The blue of the blurbells is beginning to be noticeable in my woodland walk too.  Tomorrow I must plant potatoes and my foot high broad beans need stakes round them.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 09:13

I slept like a log after all that fresh air and exercise yesterday so hope to repeat it today as the weather is once more glorious.  My four flowers are now open on my !Stripey! amaryllis I had for Xmas.  Such a lovely start to april.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 16:48

Four hours finished and recycling put out si took some pics in the front garden where the spring flowers are beautiful.






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