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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 09:34

Yes, Verdun.  I have ordered Gaillardia "Arizona Sun", Erigeron "Azure Beauty", Allium "Purple Sensation","2x Iris danfordiae, and Anemone coronaria "Hollandia" .  Keep me busy.  Need to order fresh compost as time to plant up tulips into pots is coming near and I am running out.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 08:42

My red onions do not get the chance to keep as well as the golden ones as I just love them so they always get eaten first!  Another lovely sunny day has dawned. dry and calm.  No sign of rain for the next five days!  I am expecting my deivery from SGC today so will be planting bulbs later.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 15:57

Brilliant sunshine is making all the reds and pinks glow.  The Rhus across the road is ablaze.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 14:08

Oh my goodness such lucky cats!  Your mom must have been the flavour of the month for a long time!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 11:20

Aym 280 I used to have a cat who turned up his nose at catfood from a tin and would bring me the tailend of a rabbit to the back door as if to say "you cannot compete with this".  I certainly cannot compete with the lovely plants the birds bring me including a superb pyracantha and my Euonymus europaeus.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 11:15

You too GWRS.  Yes my onions are all over the house - ropes of them hanging in the kitchen window and nets tied to the conservatory door.  great year for onions.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 08:40

Aym280 the last picture is Euonymus europaeus which was brought to me by a bird.  In the middle of those four pink segments there is an orange berry!  I will try to get a good picture when they open up a bit more.   It is six feet tall now my shrub so will not be saving seeds but the birds or the wind might scatter some.  Strangely the flowers themselves are little insignificant white ones, not at all showy but the seedheads make up for that.


Damp outside this morning but dry now and forecast is for mostly sunny here in Bristol though colder at max 12.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 15:42

Aww glad you like them Joyce.  I am busy scattering the seedheads all over the garden.  We will see what i get next year.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 15:00

Such rich colours in the sunshine today in my garden in Bristol.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 10:04

Joyce I have had gaillardias live and thrive out in a border for years .  i bought this one with the brown flowers as this year there are some lovely new varieties and just put it in a big pot to bring in to the conservatory as it was covered in buds.  The frost would kill those outside in a week or two.  SGC has Gaillardia "Arizona Sun"  for sale this week which is a good old variety.  Drooping could be lack of water in the pot so your friend's one may do better in the garden planted out.  I normally would do this automatically with hardy perennials  (plant out in the garden) but did want to enjoy my brown flowers.

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