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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 09:28

My friend's narcissus "Kaydee" and tulip "Palestrina" are making a gorgeous show in his central Bristol tiny garden.






My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 08:35

Another fine day for gardening, already 9 degrees here and set to get to 14 at least.  I am gradually getting the spent bulbs from their pots into the beds and borders to do their own thing for next year. Lots of the hyacinths out in the garden need their spent flowers cut off now to stop them seeding.  One thing about an early morning inspection of the garden before first cup of tea is you see clearly which jobs are urgent!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 14:40

It will be the centenary of my late husband's birth at the end of August so, although it is 27 years since he died I have been remembering how he picked me up on our honeymoon in East Lambrook as I had no wellies and carried me to see Margery. Fish's snowdrops.  So when I saw these three books on sale I had to have them.  they arrived today just in time for the bad weather at the weekend. 

The sun has come out and the tulips have opened up.








My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 11:08

Yes that is it GWRS.  Have just sown four pkts of seeds - two tomato, two annuals.  Now for coffee and cake.  The fog has just lifted in Bristol and a peep of sunshine but getting warmer now.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 08:42

Foggy this morning in Bristol and only 5 degrees but forecast is for sunny and 14 degrees or more so hopeful.  My nine new plants from Secret Gardening Club arrived yesterday,3each of Limonium platyphyllum, Oxalis adenophylla and queen Fabiola Brodiaea laxa potted bulbs.  The bulbs I have put in the conservatory as the Yellow Cheerfulness are over now and the other six are ready to plant outside being wel grown plants.Night frosts are on the cards after the weelend so i may wait and put them in the cold frame for now having planted some of the perennials from there out in the border this week leaving space.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 11:08

An hour of intensive gardening and I have planted out my spent Xmas white hyacinths in amongst my wallflowers for next year, planted, three white hollyhocks in the butterfly border, picked and emptied a bucket of weeds into the green wheeliebin and harvested and potted up six cowslips plants from my woodland walk.  I put one in the pretty container my hyacinths  came in and gave them all a drink.  Here is their picture.  A rest for an hour then the next productive hour will be from 12 till lunchtime at 1.  As long as the weather behaves i will be able to care for my huge garden just as I like it by using my "sensible for your heart" plan.




My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 09:34

These were superb plants from the Secret Gardening Club which I have a plant pass for the year for, Darren.  They worked out at under £2 each and were big well grown plants in 9cm pots.  Root system was splendid when I planted them out so i am very pleased.  The variegated varieties look like good candidates for edge of woodland paths rather than in the borders but all seem to be good plants for attracting butterflies which was what attracted me to the genus in the first place as the plants in the Bristol Botanic Garden are in a shady part of the Pollination Garden and do just that.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 09:02

Polemonium Yezoense "Purple Rain",was the Jacob's Ladder I planted Verdun.  I will look up the variegated one.  TY.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 08:37

I did manage to dodge the showers enough yesterday ti plant three perennials up in the butterfly garden, another three plants of Jacob's ladder, and do a little weeding as the weeds come out so easily now the soil is wet.  I reckon if I do three every day for twenty days i should have tidied the patios by then.  That is if i do not replace them at the same rate .  Nine more are coming from Secret Gardening Club this week!  This morning the garden looks very damp but the weather is dry now though cloudy.  Forecast is for warm day and no rain till late in the afternoon so should be outdoors most of the day.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 10:49

Rain soaked Bristol - view out my back door.



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