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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 14:34

I rescued the furthest corner of the terrace today.  the window in the wall to next door was completely blocked out by a grapevine and ivy!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 10:03

I was so delighted at what has survived in my garden after the ravages of my "helpers" I had to take their photos.  mental note to myself to buy or propagate more cyclamen, arm lilies, ferns.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 09:03

Another fine sunny day so will tackle a bit more of the terrace. There are so many mountains of prunings and ivy waiting to be taken away another one will not make any difference!  watering in the front garden will have to be seen to first though.  Have a good day everyone.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 19:41

Well done Flumpy.  A hot bath is best for aching limbs.  Joyce that is not a gate but a wrought iron window. All will be revealed later as I tackle a bit more of the terrace.  Great gardening weather today.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 13:02

My sons uncovered this flowerbed at the weekend when they raised the canopy of the hawthorn tree which was spiking me as i tried to work near it.  Here are the pictures before i started work this morning ad after.  I have some small daffs bulbs coming which will go in there nicely and in January will plant some snowdrops in the green from further up the garden.The pictures are the wrong way round - after then before instead of before and then after!

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 10:33

In my garden this brilliant Bank Holiday Monday.  Sounds like you are as busy as I am Flumpy.  Good luck with your ground cover plants.  I have done an hour's watering as no rain forecast for this week and taken some pictures.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 08:34

Fine weather again today so should get some tidying up done and start planting the perennials that are sitting looking glum in their pots begging me to give them  permanent home.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 15:28

Fine weather in Bristol for my big tidying up session.  Every Friday morning from now till next spring will see me stuffing the green wheeliebin minutes after it has been empjtied!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 08:58

No need for tissues nowadays Flumpy.  My garden had five willing and experienced gardeners tending it yesterday.  They uncovered a lot of structures installed by my late husband which i hadn't seen for years.  My terrace has been uncovered so I will be working on that soon and sending pictures.  I caught the tailend of a quote on Radio4 this morning in which someone said gardening should be an Olympic Sport. I hereby award my four sons and no3's partner a Gold Medal.  Today i shall be propping up all the new beansticks they cut me from the bamboo grove  round the caravan for the winter to temper.  They all know what tempering means now.  I had to learn it at the Botanic Garden when working there as a volunteer.   I always say knowledge is not private property.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 09:10

They were born after his death Joyce but are really interested in their family history.  I have got  out the wedding album and rewound the mantelclock which was presented in 1918 to my father in law when he retired from the Middlesex regiment as Regimental Sergeant Major.

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