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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 12:48

46 anemones planted and a wonderful walk round my spring flowers .  I seem to have even more pairs of wrens this spring.  They were darting in pairs over my head as I snapped - mating no doubt.  The blackbirds are too and singing really loudliy so there must be lots of competition up in my orchard.  










 Spring flowers galore this St. David's Day.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 10:29

I mix this sterilised organic manure with multipurpose compost for gross feeders like dahlias.  I have a lady who comes in from the country with horse manure and mushroom compost every spring and autumn and I put her stuff on the raised bds in the potager and let the worms drag it down into the soil as I am no-dig.  It makes for bumper crops of veg.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 08:39

Duck pond yet again out on the kitchen patio and still raining steadily and quite windy. but very mild at nine degrees already.  My nine bags of freash compost and manure arrived yesterday so I am raring to go.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 20:06

I think the Iris is called Iris "Amphora", a dwarf bearded iris.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 11:11

I went looking for a tray to chit some more of my early potatoes and discovered three pots of this lovely dwarf iris.  They are not reticulata but a dwarf bearded iris.  I must have bought them at the AGS Conference last year but cannot find the label now.  




My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 08:38

Yes Snow camellia flowers can get ruined by the frost so facing east is not good.  Perhaps she could move the pot to face west and save her flower buds.  Sounds like it is a bit light starved too if it is a bit leggy.  Replacing the top inch or two of soil in the pot with fresh ericaceous compost would help and a feed of ericaceous food after flowering too.  Minus 1 again this morning so white grass but the sun is shining brilliantly already so high hopes of getting some gardening done as rain forecast for tomorrow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 18:07

Leg of lamb with mint sauce was delicious.  Son No2 cleared my gutters for me and promised to do some heavy pruning for me in his Easter holidays as well as an outing to see a film.  It was a fine day and a forecast of the same for tomorrow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 08:40

2 degrees this morning but no frost and the sun is out.  Looks like  a good day for gardening but I have family for lunch.  Forecast looks good for next week however with milder conditions.  I should be able to get some sowing and planting done then.  My early potatoes are chitting in the kitchen.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 18:55

At Xmas I gave my friend a red camellia which was advertised to flower on Xmas Day.  It was covered in buds but they have just opened so at last he can see the Xmassy colour.




My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 16:13

Oh gosh do they not have so much space?  Huge gardens, big swimming pools and large rooms.  Those bougainvilleas had me drooling..

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

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