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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 19:36

As I was digging in my new perfume garden there was quite a buzz from the neighbours lawn mowers all trying to beat the rain forecast to hit us tonight.  All the new plants will be glad of it GWRS.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 11:20

Of course I could not just take one picture.  The weigela is still flowering; and the fuchsias; and a sempervivum is making full use of its allotted space.  The liriodendron (tulip tree) is on the left of the Bramley.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 10:55

Came in for coffee and a breather as I have been working at top speed.  Surveying my work after I could do no more I decided the perfume garden is half way done.  Then I looked up to see my bumper crop of Bramleys glowing with their red cheeks in the sun and realised the tulip tree next to the bramley is not showing signs og yellow in its leaves yet - autumn is indeed very late this   I think i will go get a picture..

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 08:32

Hello, Pat.  Those three are just going over in our gardens in the UK now - at least they are in the Bristol Botanic Garden but not all parts have had the mild weather we have had this October. The dry spell is due to end tonight so I will be working all day in my perfume garden trying to get as many plants in the ground as I can so they can benefit from the rain.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 12:05

TY Lyn.  That Cool wave viola has beem in flower for thirteen months and is covered in buds.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 11:03

My garden never ceases to amaze me -Iceberg roses with no leaves left but covered in flowers, hypericum covered in berries but beginning to flwer again.  The colours this autumn are amazing.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 09:12

You are very welcome GWRS.  Another fine day for gardening in Bristol and yet another forecast for tomorrow but rain forecast for Wednesday.  As soon as all the Monday morning chores are done I will be up in the perfume garden.  My Sweet William plants are big enough now to be planted out.  The autumn colours in the garden are lovely now so might take out my camera as the light for good pictures is just right - not too bright.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 21:07

As it is the allotment I presume you want a winter vegetable,GWRS.  How about some of that delicious Italian winter Kale?  Or a row of new strawberry runners?  Or put in some lovely tulips to bring home for the house?  If you have a long cloche winter lettuce too.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:49

I think my energy comes from good (Scots based) food.  Porridge for breakfast with Bramleys stewed with cinnamon keeps me going till lunch.  All cooking is from scratch - big chicken going in the oven soon.  Organically grown veg as they come from my garden.  More Bramleys in the apple crumble.  i will make three of those, two to freeze for later in the winter as I do a big cookup when the oven is on.  Blackberry squash to drink as I had a glut of them this year.  I will use the chicken carcase to make chicken soup with elephant garlic from the garden.  Oh and I always run my hands through the herbs like lavender, rosemary, feverfew etc as I saunter through the potager to work or to harvest.  That I find really energising and makes me smell nice!  With a scent button you could smell me too.  Great idea to have nice smells nearby to waft into the house,.flowers in the rain.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 08:54

Another fine day gor gardening in Bristol - a tad warmer I think this morning.  This fine spell of weather is forecast to change on Wednesday so three days of clearing and planting in the new perfume garden is called for.  The green wheeliebin is full again so will have to stack up the brambles for now.

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