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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 12:53

.My latest purchases from the Secret Gardening Club arrived during my second hour of my gardening ration and are now having a good drink after their journey.  Nine superb perennials for £18.88!  The 3 Alyssum saxatile Summit are covered in buds ready to open and one flower on one of the 3 Erysimum Bowles Mauve has opened to show me the lovely colour.  The 3 Lobelia cardinalis Queen Victoria are superb big plants .



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 11:25

Oh such glorious weather  for gardening.  Mindful of the many admonishments by mt friends not to overdo it I have rationed myself to four hourly sessions at intervals through the day.  It is the Rule of Four day today as I have four sitooteries (patios)  which I want to get tidied up before my first open day in May.  I have started on the one outside my potting shed (back of garage)  So far -





My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 09:09

TY Marygold.  I found a pot of pink chionodoxa in among my pots of bulbs yesterday which was a surprise so took my camera out to snap them.  They came out blue against the white flowers so brought them in to a black background to show their pretty colour.  Container gardening proves useful when you also add photography to your gardening hobby.




My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 08:38

White grass frost this morning and only 1 degree still but very bright sunshine so should soon warm up as 11 degrees forecast and UV 4.  There will be strains of "Wunderbar" and "Brush up your Shakespeare"  coming from my potager this morning after the lovely evening I had at the Redgrave Theatre last night for a splendid performance of "Kiss me Kate".  Huge cast, splendid singing and dancing and the costumes for the Shakespearean scenes were superb. Just the thing to put a song and dance into the work needing done ,  No doubt the birds will join in.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 13:45

Just heard the final total for the Botanic Garden plant sale at the weekend was £1241.56.  A bit more than last year despite the off putting weather.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 08:27

It has been very wet through the night but dry now and just showers forecast for today.  There is a very pretty miniature daffodil flowering for my friend and he has pink trumpets following on some late flowering ones.  The plant sale at the Botanic Garden took £700 on Good Friday alone but a large awning collapsed in the wind through the night on a table of plants and sent them flying.  Mixed fortunes this year with the weather.  This mi


niature daffodil is called Pencrebar.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 08:45

Rotten day here for those returning to work Duck pond outside the kitchen already and dark as night and pouring steadily.  Yes I do like your forsythia.  Always looks like it is sunny when in bloom I think.  I have several that bloom at different times and have different shades of yellow flowers.  Myy sweet peas and cosmos have gerninated which I sowed last week so that cheered me up when I saw how wet the garden was.  I can sow some more seeds at least today.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 12:00

Oh that sounds like the thing I would do if I felt I was anywhere near the end of the rainbow, flumpy.  It is a bit breezy outside but I got some manure spread in the raised beds and noticed lots of blue showing from the bluebells flowering early .  The kerria and forsythis and flowering currant are in full bloom too.In fact the garden is as full of colour as if it were mid summer.Wallflower is starting to make a good show.and lots of tulips.

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.

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