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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 20:19

h that was sensible of you flumpy.  I am sure you will not be disappointed.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 17:27

You are very welcome Topbird.  Lots of my FB friends have joined and share news of their purchases with me and we swop notes and pictures.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 16:19

Oh I do love my Secret Gardening Club.  Today for £13.56 PP free I bought nine glorious perennials - 3 each of Euphorbia polychroma. Phlox "Red Riding Hood" and Polymonium yezoense "Purple Rain" which is a very pretty Jacob's Ladder.  I can just imagine the scent in late summer from that phlox.  All the plants will not be dispatched till March which is fine as I have a lot of planting to do in the next two months.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 12:09

How about this for instant gardening?  I potted up my giant Xmas present Amaryllis yesterday afternoon and have just looked and it has grown half an inch!  It is in my warm kitchen on one of the windowsills.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 11:33

They are on the internet, Verdun under The Secret Gardening Club and on request will email you their latest offer.  You can become a paid up member for a year for £9.99 which entitles you to a weekly offer list  (last two were six pages complete with pics of the plant in flower), free P& P, prices about a quarter of the same from a good nursery. plus 10% off on your bill.  Every plant I have had has been superb, every bulb top size, packing well done and ecologically friendly with wet paper substituted for plastic pots often.  I got quite a few of my Xmas presents from them - marvellous gardening gloves much reduced in price.  You can just buy for one week too to try them out.  Delivery is usually by Royal Mail or courier if a big order.  The company in charge is the Yorkshire Lavender Co which is a reliable company.  There is a phoneline and email to keep in touch and friendly advice and help.On joining you get the password and code for the 10% discount.  They are on FB too and have lots of gurus like Sarah Raven blogging for them.  Anyone can join.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 10:47

We had a brief dry sunny spell when I dropped my book and hurried out to do some tidying but it is pouring again!  I will give the conservatory its Monday morning deadheading and watering where necessary.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 09:20

Our newspapers are reporting your amazing hailstones and heavy rain in the Snowy Mountains, Pat.  That looks like fast flowing water near your house.  Perhaps better not to have any vegetation for fear of blocking the drain?  Stay safe.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 08:46

Same to you Mollis!  My goodness Pat,  Your picture looks like a recipe for erosion.  Do show us a picture of it with plants growing on the hill.  Bristol has a yellow warning from the Met. office till 12 noon tomorrow for rain.  I have overflowing waterbutts everywhere in the garden.  It is still mild for this time of year though so no heating needed yet in the house.  Fuel bills should be down this year.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 19:42

Probably too small to give you any flowers this year,flumpy.  I have not bought anything from T&M for a very long time as the service was so poor - often wrong plants sent or dead ones or died in the post.  My favourite supplier resumes sending offers by email tomorrow after the break - Secret Gardening Club .  They collect remainder plants at end of season from good suppliers up and down the country and they are delivered P&P free at a very low price within five days  Often it is overspill from Chelsea and such like so the plants are topnotch.  Members get an email of offers every week.  Looking forward to tomorrow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 16:33

Oh Yes I have read it several times.  Be lovely no doubt.  Still dry in Bristol and garden has drained nicely.

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