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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 09:23

Looks like the pot of gold is just under that building, flumpy.  Excellent picture.  Seems calm out there in Bristol today and the sun is out, Garden a bit wet though.  I'm hoping to get something done out there  today some time.  Depends on visitors.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 13:25

So do I as My daughter and son in law have just gone to catch the ferry for Stranraer.  They are taking their older daughter back to St, Andrews Univ. after the Easter break and hoping for some golf and some time on the beach with their younger daughter.  We are getting some really fierce gusts of wind here in Bristol despite the sun shining brightly at the moment.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 11:42

The boy next door has just brought me these!  So I took him to see his Xmas present to me - the Stripey amaryllis.  



He was impressed.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 10:44

Happy Easter everybody.




 Lots of white flowers for Easter.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 09:26

Not so good weather now.  Colder and warnings for high winds and heavy rains and high waves on the coast.  Brrrr. But white tulips are flowering in the conservatory and freesias with three inch leaves already.  I shall make some spring bouquets as Easter presents from the garden and conservatory.  it is lovely to be able to say "All my own work".

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 18:43

I think Monday is going to be horrific when storm Katie arrives.flumpy.  You might be safer to take down your hanging baskets.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 16:04

I have heard the cleome is a good doer but not heard of the lupin.  Yes it does make for added interest when the plant is new to you.  Both of those could make a good show as well as added scent.  I have a duck pond out on the kitchen patio. I think it must have rained all afternoon as I watched the film on BBC2!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 10:43

Same to you Snow.  It is so windy today this collar dove decided the trees were swaying too much and opted for the street light as the best bet!



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 08:40

The forecast for Bristol was spot on - wet and windy though very mild at 10 degrees already and set to reach 13.  I am so glad I got my urgent jobs done in the garden yesterday when it was so lovely with brilliant sunshine and wall to wall blue skies.  I said to my son it is difficult to believe nasty weather is on the way but it was.  I shall bake an Easter cake and give the house a spruce up today for Easter visitors.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 22:07

Happy birthday for tomorrow fruitcake.  The forecast is dire however..  Glorious weather today so must not grumble.

Discussions started by happymarion

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

About my efforts to entice pollinators with scent to my Garden in Bristol. 
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Trouble posting pictures.

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new series

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