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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 17:27

Oh wow,  my Mothers' Day presents are scenting the kitchen beautifully.  Very stuffed after a lovely lunch.






My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 11:38

A card from next door for Mothers' Day chosen because they thought it looked like my garden in the summer!


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 11:27

Yellow flowers from my conservatory for Mother'a Day with Narcissus cyclamineus from my front gate.







My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:27

Brrr it is cold for Mother'sDay, only 2 degrees here and forecast a max of 5.  Too cold for me to garden except in the conservatory where lots of bulbs are beginning to flower.  I hope all plants and bunches of flowers gat safely to their recipients.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 17:32

I am going to lunch at son no.3's house with his partner's mother coming too.  I have cut my hair and washed it so no more getting tangled in the brambles for a bit.  It does grow very quickly!  We had a beautiful sunny dry day after all and tomorrow's forecast is good too.  Have a lovely Mother's day flumpy with your two mums.  So happy to be of use to you, lovegardens.  I do get great joy from my garden, especially from the fruit and veg. though my soul revels in the flowers and foliage too.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 15:04

Wow such lovely sunshine we have had and I have worked myself to a standstill up the garden.  I swear one of the birds in the spinney was whistling "Marion"!  Some of them are good mimics.  I did quite a few hours work so deserve a day off tomorrow.  Now in for a cup of tea and to cut, wash and style my hair for tomorrow to look my best.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:41

Feels colder today and the garden is quite wet so it has been raining through the night.  Forecast is better by 11 am so may be able to get some work done outside.  I can always resort to sowing broad beans and sweet peas on the kitchen table when i have put the plastic tablecloth on.  There is always lots to do in the garden in March.  And day off tomorrow for Mother's Day.  Early Easter Too!  I see the forsythia buds are opening in the front gardens in our lane.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 13:07

Postman has just been with an early Mother's Day present of M&SButterfly Love Collection of summer flowering bulbs!  All beauties!  !1 liatris spicata alba,i phlox paniculata "David", 10 ranunculatus asiaticus yellow and 3 lilium oriental trumpet hybrid Conca d'Or..  I am drooling.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 12:51

I hope you have a lovely party GWRS.  I have just been on safari with my camera up the garden.  It was really too sunny for taking good pictures but I was soaking up the sun and my it does look like spring has wel and truly sprung in Bristol.
















My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 10:59

Hello Snow and TY I have managed to plant all my bulbs and a curry plant from a cutting that had outgrown its pot is now out in the garden looking very handsome and making me hungry with the scent now on my hands and clothes!  I do so need a bird hide in my garden.  I was gasping at how beautiful the wood pigeons and blackbirds and the robin looked by my myriad of daffodils but of course the birds are not obedient models so I just had to let them feed in peace.  A potable hide would be the thing.  I could just sit with my camera muffled to the eyes against the cold and wait for the shot.  Ah well, it is good to have something to save for.  Get thee behind me all you satanic plants !

Discussions started by happymarion

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

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