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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 16:21

Too hot for me to garden today but it is lovely and bringing out all the flowers. Tomorrow my Gertrude Jekyll rose is coming to scent the front gate which has a trachelospermum jasminoides on one side.  The sweet peas up the drive are smelling beutiful too and the many lavender plants are all in full flower..  There are butterflies flying all over the garden today and birds coming in for water that i have not seen before including a new robin.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 08:52

Yes mine are goning to reach the top of their ten feet bamboo canes i think Flumpy.  Sweet peas have loved the weather we have had,  We are forecast to reach 32 or even 34 today!  I have stopped swearing at my laptop now as I seem to have got things back to normal!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 20:15

Pinch out the tops as much as you like and they will grow side-shoots which will flower even more.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 16:54

I had trouble with my emails after going back to 8.1 but I have sorted it now and here are some heatwave pictures from my friend's small city garden.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 15:01

I have reinstalled Windows 8.1 so now to see if I can find my pics again.  Yes they are all there but not the ones i took this morning.  Not to worry.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 11:34

You too GWRS.  I am going to practice downloading photos from Windows 10 now i have cracked how to get them on to my laptop with it.  No joy I seem to have lost them.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 08:41

Going to be 26 this afternoon here in Bristol so I will have to work morning and evening and stay indoors in the cool in the afternoon.   Definitely a garden hat day as UV is 8, very high.  Watering pots will be the first priority.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 14:41

Rain stopped so I took some pics of the front garden.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 13:38

Just beginning to drizzle in Bristol Flumpy but very warm.  Mini heatwave on the way with temperatures over 30 predicted for Wednesday.  I have been brave and am downloading Windows 10 but got fed up waiting for it as it is still downloading after five hours!   Got a lot of work done in the garden though.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 22:09

I have been four times to Majorka but not to Menorca but it looks very similar.  the alpine plants up the mountains in Majorka were gorgeous.I'm sure I have spelt it wrong.  it was a long time ago - when the children were young.  They are now 42 to 59!  Still it seems like yesterday.  Your pictures were very interesting Flumpy.  Thank you so much.

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