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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 09:44

I wonder if we will have a colourful autumn like we had in 2011.  Picture taken in Bristol Botanic Garden.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 08:47

I keep my echevarias and cactus and other succulent plants in the house Joyce and put them out in the garden in the summer.  That way I enjoy them all the year round, but then I have a large bungalow with lots of deep windowsills to put them on so they have the benefit of lots of light and warmth of the house too.  It is cloudier today in Bristol but forecast to be dry again so i am hoping to get as much gardening done as I did yesterday and of course  it is Thursday so the green wheeliebin will be emptied tomorrow and I can have another tidy up.  I am uncovering a little bit of the terrace every day and have piles of ivy to dispose of now.  Also every day I bring three tender plants into the conservatory or to the lee of the house if they are too big for me to lift up the step.  One windowsill of plants gets watered every day as well.  I have so much work to do I can only cope by giving myself daily jobs.  Luckily there are lots of them so variety is the spice of life that keeps me going.  When November comes I will be planting hundreds of tulips.  So far I have bags of Beauty of Spring,Golden Artist, Queen of Night,Dreamland, Cape Cod,Spring Green, Greenland, and Carnival de Nice waiting to be planted in pots.  I also have last years' bulbs which I dried off to plant out in the garden.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 08:42

Thank you for all your congrats!  We have another great day weatherwise so hope to get a lot done.  I have just brought an echevaria in from the cold as it was looking blue but then it is called "Blue Ruffles".  It had only one head when I put it out but has grown another in the summer outside so there should be two lengthy flower spikes next year spreading over the drive.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 12:23

No it is vermiculite Joyce.  To help with drainage and deter the squirrels.  Cheaper to use grit but I had run out!  Postman has just been.  my garden was judged after all and this bronze award is my third.  i also have a silver but no gold yet. Very pretty award to pin up in my kitchen.  More pics from the garden today.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 11:30

Half of my pics from today.  The rest after coffee break.  The north facing acers are colouring nicely but the west facing ones are still very green so hopes of a long autumn.  In the meantime the weigela, primulas and hypericums think spring has come again. They have joined in with the Japanese anemones and asters to make the garden a riot of colour after I have removed the tender subjects to the conservatory.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 09:09

I will take my camera out later.  I have a list as long as my arm to do!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 08:32

Yes ayd208, I have got out my bed socks for the first time this autumn and put the warm blanket under the bottom sheet on my bed.  Signs of winter approaching.  But the next few days are  forecast to be dry and sunny so still good gardening weather.  A bit nippy out in the garden this morning but looking good and the autumn colours are coming on my acers.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 08:36

Only 5degrees in the conservatory this morning so I will set up the greenhouse heater for the winter.  It switches itself on at 4degrees.  Wit so many tender plants in there i cannot be too careful.  Beautiful sunny morning though so I will don my gardening coat after all my indoor chores are completed and get stuck in outside.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 12:59

My goodness hardy geraniums are great value.  The back garden is speckled with blue from Rozanne and pink from G. oxonianum where I have just stuck in some offshoots and forgotten about them.  Margery fish was so right when she said plant a hardy geranium when you are not sure what to plant.  They seem to fit in with everything else and just seem to flower for ever.  i have worked myself to a standstill but need sustenance now.  The bamboo pile has been enough to let me through to the potager so i harvested a bucket of potatoes and onions and more Conference pears which I am eating now as the ones I picked earlier have ripened in the warmth of the kitchen.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 08:22

Brilliant sunshine and wall to wall blue sky this morning in Bristol though at 7degrees it feels cold.  I will do all my indoor jobs before I venture out but am looking forward to clearing a large part of the bamboo mountain.  The whole country seems to be in for a lovely bright day so lots of gardening should be on the cards for everyone.  Enjoy.

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