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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:32

Cloudier this morning and forecast for high of 19 degrees and chance of a shower about lunchtime.  I do not think I can rely on natural watering so will water the pots this morning anyway.  Feels fresher so will not be so arduous as yesterday.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 11:34

In my front garden this lovely Saturday morning.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 08:43

Another fine day and no rain forecast for next five days so I will have to be watering again.  I deadheaded at 7 and noticed quite a few dead leaves had fallen among my pots from next door's lime tree so I told it it was not autumn yet.  hard to get angry with it though as i do have lovely leaf mould from it.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 11:54

Almost Joyce.  I am deadheading religiously to keep the blooms coming and getting drunk on the scents that greet me in this humid weather!   I am not alone as there are white and purple buddleias in full bloom out there so there are butterflies everywhere!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 11:39

Making use of my blue and white flower combinations which go so well with the grey stone wall in the front garden.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 09:13

We had a skower of rain lst night that has freshened up the grden a bit though i will still have to do a lot ofwatering of pots but the forecast is for dry warm and sunny but not too hot to keep me indoors.  Green wheeliebin gets emptied this morning so more pruning will be on the cards to fill it up again.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 09:00

Another beautiful day has dawned and promises to be not too hot for gardening.  More watering will be necessary however as only a little rain perhaps this afternoon promised.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 19:17

Yes GWRS it has been warm here today as well but fresher with a bit of a breeze so was able to get outside and do a bit of pruning today.  I do not feel the day has been worthwhile unless I get some gardening in!  Glad you got a lot done too.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 11:02

"Gertrude Jekyll" has arrived and I smelt her lovely perfume before i opened the box.  She will go by the front gate after having a big drink.  She looks amazing despite having travelled in the heat.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 09:31

The flowers in my front garden are loving this weather.  I m waiting for my new rose to come.

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