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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 09:16

My friend visited Ridleys Cheer near Chippenham yesterday and was very impressed by their cyclamen spreads and a very thorny wingthorned rose.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 08:46

Not a spot of rain overnight and fine sunny day forecast for today but it does seem fresher out, although it is already 16 degrees.  Chionodoxa and puschinia bulbs to plant today and some orange hyacinths called "Gypsy Queen".  Green wheeliebin will be emptied soon so will get that filled up and remove another little mountain from the back of the garage.  I plan to srart cleaning all the glass and shelves in the conservatory at the weekend as most of the tomato plants are out now so should be able to give it a good clean before starting to bring in the tender plants .  I like to get them all in or in a sheltered place outdoors before the end of October.  It is a very big job so I spread it out, but not much of September left now.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 17:13

Hyacinths potted up.  In my garden today. probably the last day of summer.  I am still uncovering the long lost terrace.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 11:34

60 huge bulbs of Tazetta daffodils "Geranium" planted in five big pots and primroses and forget-me-nots on top which are just coming into flower.I bought 50 but lots of them were doubles and split into two as I took them out of the net.  They have a wonderful perfume.  Now for some coffee and then the hyacinths which this year are "Blue Jacket".

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 09:17

Welcome aym280.  I think the perfume attracts more than pollinators to the site and some come back to see what we are up to now.  I have been posting for years and pick a different aspect of gardening each year to concentrate on.  As i am 88 and have poor sight and hearing i find smell. taste and touch are becoming more important to me so my garden is reflecting that.  But I find photography helps with the vision thing too!  I often don't see weeds till i have taken a picture and spot them on my laptop!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 08:44

Fog here earlier GWRS but lifting now and very warm.  We have a yellow warning for  heavy rain this afternoon and for tomorrow all day so must get out planting my bulbs this morning.  Forecast is for more autumnal like weather from tomorrow.  Green wheeliebin gets emptied tomorrow morning so looking forward to filling it up again and then my containers.  I could cut up prunings in my sleep now.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 17:06

Bloms Bulbs have just arrived so tomorrow i will be planting hyacinths and daffodils in pots.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 08:53

Oh dear Flumpy.  we missed that rain and today is hot already, set to reach 26 so I better get the outside jobs done early.  I am getting my big pots ready for the bulbs that should arrive soon.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 14:28

Hi Flumpy.  We nearly had a thunderstorm - got very dark and thundered but very little rain.  Here is an interesting study in greenery from my friend's garden.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 10:21

So warm and the front garden looking very summery and even exotic.  Lots of insects about in the warmth.

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