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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 12:50

Onc they had stuffed the green wheeliebin they just resorted to mountains!  Oh must have  a look later at my P. Apple Blossom.  TYJoyce.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 10:23

I am hoping not Flumpy as i am out of milk and bread!  And I have so much tidying to do after the sons' rampage yesterday!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 08:51

Forecast only to be 20 degrees at most today in Bristol so should be able to get a good deal of the debris from yesterday tidied.  I want to get the bulk of it done before my daughter visits on Wednesday. However if it gets a lot warmer as forecast I will have to ditch that.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 20:08

My lst visitor has just left as the light was getting poor in the garden,  the work they all did would have taken me a month.  And some of it like lifting the canopy of a large holly tree I could not have done .  I of course now have a stuffed green wheeliebin plus piles of prunings needing cut up smlle and stord in weed baskets till next Friday!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 13:26

I had a wonderful birthday TY Flumpy - still going on.oi  Three of my sons coming to do garden work today.  Here are pics from the Courts Garden NT.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 08:46

Lovely family gathering last night.Son no1 brought me two lovely alpines and added himself to the work roster in the back garden today.  My grand-daughter brought me a Soup Mug with recipes My grandson and his girlfriend brought the wine and dark chocolate.  I will have to look out all my tools now i have three sets of willing hands coming.   I will harvest fruit while they are here - lots of plums and apples ready to pick.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 11:42

Four vases of birthday flowers ready to be spread round the bungalow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 09:04

My goodness I slept well and long after my action packed birthday.  After a lovely visit with beautiful presents in the morning from my friend and the boy next door, son no 3 and his partner took me to the Field" Kitchen for lunch then on to NT The Courts Gardens at Bradford on Avon.  I have lots of pictures to share later and research to do on plants new to me which I would like to grow.  The garden skills illustrated in those 7 acres are exceptional.  And the Red Arrows flew past trailing red, white and blue smoke !!!  I now have masses of birthday flowers needing my attention and pics taken and have to go to the shops for supplies as four of the family are coming.  Last evening sons 2 and 4 rang to ask what I needed as a birthday present so I said a helping hand in the back garden.  They are coming on Saturday to work!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 11:20

Awww TY all.  I have had some lovely presents already and a phone call from my eldest daughter to say she has a flight from Belfast for next Wednesday morning and is coming for a visit.  The Bristol Blue little bird has a smart Certificate of authenticity and the Hare has an Egyptian pedigree,  The yellow and white onyx bowl has beautiful markings.  The RHS cards are so very lovely.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 07:19

Thank You Joyce. You were first!!!

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