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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 09:00

I have been waiting with baited breath to see what colour this poppy would reveal as it has buds covered in blackhairs whih do not give a clue.  It is a brilliant scarlet as you can see.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 16:36

Oh you will be so pleased with the SGC,Lesley K as I am.  And the colour of P. beesiana is so much superior to its colour in the picture!  No rain or hail as yet and Bristol often gets off lightly because of the shelter of the Mendip hills.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 15:10

Oh the scents in the garden were wonderful today.  Here are some pictures.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 08:31

Not quite so warm today with 21 degrees forecast but also we have a yellow met office warning for heavy thunderstorms from l till  9pm   It may miss us though so watering the pots and baskets will be on the cards this morning.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 17:24

Up my garden today.  I will be eating broad beans soon.  The conference pears have set a good crop.  My Primula beesiana has two tiers now.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 16:38

I bought my pink lilac a long long time ago from Woolworths!  It does have a beautiful scent.  I can recommend today's edition of "The Instant Gardener" where they made a lovely wildlife pond in a day.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 11:09

Gosh it is hot out there.  I have come in for a glass of cold milk which is supposed to rehydrate you better than anything else!   Probably your slugs will be coming out at night to escape the heat Liriodendron and sounds like you have luscious weeds they prefer to your veg!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 08:52

Another gorgeous day and we are promised a week of it!  Watering cans were out early in our lane this morning as we woke up to 17 degrees.  There is a tiny breeze so that might help me keep my cool.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 17:05

A few pictures from the garden today.  My pink lilac in the woodland walk which is always a month behind the purple and the white ,is just starting to flower.  It has the strongest scent of all.  The new to me "Electric Blue" penstemon is showing is lovely colour.  The new sisiryngium is very tall.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 14:37

A good morning in the garden, then roasted a chicken for lunch and made Welsh cakes for visitors.  It is now too hot for me to work anywhere but the shade.  Still the fernery needs some brambles extracted!  

Discussions started by happymarion

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

My adventures in my Bristol garden in 2017 
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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

About my efforts to entice pollinators with scent to my Garden in Bristol. 
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new series

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