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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.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:17

My youngest son has moved the dead tree from off the path all by himself!  He said it was not very heavy!  Now it will be left for the wildlife!  My second youngest grandson is setting up a website which he wants me to contribute to - pics and articles on gardening !  If course i said yes as I know how i have loved being part of the Forum.  The weather today has been glorious.  I planted a dahlia called Claudette and spread some horse manure which is well rotted on the raised beds.  Will plant the early potatoes tomorrow, weather permitting, or perhaps Sunday.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:17

Good Friday pictures.


Caltha palustris - Marsh marigold.


 Short stemmed Primula denticulata alba.


 Hyacinths scenting the paths.


 Tulip fully open to the sun.


 Fritillaria meleagris among the cyclamen coum.


 Wood anemone


 Tiny species tulip.





My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 10:34

Yes fish and chips with tomato salad.  Cod like you.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 09:20


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 08:37

Very mild day with brilliant sunshine so high hopes of getting lots of gardening in.  I am expecting my youngest son so cannot visit the Botanic Garden but I am sure the visitors will pour in on such a lovely day.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 14:58

I sent three off to the Botanic Garden plant sale as they do sell well.  But lots of growth on my three I kept so can easily get more cuttings.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 12:18

Started to rain so took my camera in the conservatory.  Broad beans are doing well.






 St. Valentines Day begonia just finishes flowering.

 Looking throught the black aoniums to the wet daffodils.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 08:42

77 degrees already at 7am so feels mild.  A bit of rain forecast for some of the afternoon but the garden could be doing with it.  The plant stall organiser was pleased with my contribution and even asked if I had bought in the primulas  they looked so professional.!  She asked to have a stroll round the garden and gave me a good idea where to put the dead elder tree.  One son is calling tomorrow so I will set the wheels in motion for having two call at the same time.  I should get the green wheeliebin filled today for emptying tomorrow morning.  I had strawberries with icecream for dessert last night too flumpy but mine were from the freezer picked in the garden 15th June last year.  

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