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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:05

Quite easy, Goldfinch60 just click on the tree icon and it tells you what to do.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 13:17

Got loads done this morning but took time out to be an artist with my camera.


 Orange tulip and Yellow Cheerfulness narcissus.


 Pulsatilla vulgaris.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 09:05

Lovely bright close-ups flumpy.  A super sunny dry day again in Bristol and forecast of temperature 11 or above.  I have been out collecting plants for the plant sale next weekend at the Botanic garden when the forecast is not so good unfortunately.  They will have a gazebo over them no doubt.  Plan on sowing more cut and come again salad things today, hardy annuals and red onions sets.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 17:04

Hi, flumpy.  I got most of my planned jobs done despite my granddaughter arriving unexpectedly at lunchtime.  But it was lovely catching up with her news.  She is off to Peru in the summer, plans on working as a personal trainer after uni and aiming to be an MP.  She enjoys talking to people on their doorsteps and we discussed the referendum in June and the new Labour leader. She brought me a nice tin mug with Queen of the Garden on it and a lila cloth bag lined so it can carry plants in.  Here is my mug beside the plants i am gathering together for the plant sale at the Botanic garden.  Those six-plant carriers you get from the garden centre do come in handy.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 10:46

You too GWRS.  I have put four pkts of sweet pea seeds to soak for a couple of hours and will put five seeds to a 9cm pot this afternoon and get them started in the propagator. have also split my two garlic bulbs into cloves so they will go in one of my raised beds in the potager this afternoon.  I found four pkts of cosmos seeds so, as it is the year of the cosmos i will sow them this afternoon too.  Determined to sow or plant out some flowers every day this week as well as something to eat each day,culminating with my chitted early potatoes on Good Friday.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 08:46

Yes, Liriodendron, I am so pleased C. pseudo-graecum grows outside for me as it is in a pot in the cold temperate greenhouse at the Botanic Garden.  It was a gamble I took about six years ago and they are thriving.  Warmer this morning at 5 degrees but still a bit grey.  still good gardening weather.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 15:05

Have a happy Easter holiday flumpy and a Happy birthday when it comes.  Nice primula.  I have some of those for sale at the Botanic Garden next weekend.  Lots of beauties out now in the garden.  I have collected 40 pots for sale so far.I will snap them all when the table is full.  Grey day today was just right for nice pics.


 Spring flowers go well with winter flowering heathers.

 Cyclamen pseudo  graecum    


Orange tulip 





 Sweet William


 More Sweet William.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 12:15

Awww Liriodendron I am so glad you and your Dad have the alpine connection.  Something so taking about the diminutive and even more fascinating is the way they have evolved to flower in such harsh conditions above the treeline or on northern coasts.  And ideal for small gardens and troughs.  I have 24 plants for the Botanic Gardens stall out on the picnic table to be kept pristine till Wednesday.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 09:00

5 degrees and feeling a bit warmer this morning.  My friend brought me six- pot carriers for some of my plants to go in for the botanic garden plant sale so started loading them up this morning as they are being collected on Wednesday afternoon.  The hardy ones are OK out on the picnic table but I will keep the succulents like the black aoniums inside the kitchen door.  With two people to carry them all we should make it to the van down my long drive in four or five trips.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 22:04

You too. GWRS.  I have just been to the Ags lecture on the Landscapes of Madeira at the AGS which was interesting too. I won an alpine primula in the raffle too.  Hope to get more work done in the garden tomorrow as not so much cooking to do.

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