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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 08:55

Oh my ayd 280.  I have never had anything like that with my laptop.  Have you protection against viruses etc?  My gaillardia was a bargain plant.  You can buy large plants quite cheaply at the end of season sales and they are big enough to divide next spring if you like them and want more, which is what I will do with this one. 


It is dry out now and sunny and supposed to be quite warm in sheltered places.  By the looks of the forecast though nights are going to be colder this week so I will put a few more plants under cover today.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 22:12

Good to hear from you aym280,  the first plant is a striling Gaillardia with brown petals.  The cactus type plant is a succulent - Aonium "Schwartzkof".  Oh GWRS miss Saigon!!!  Second time I have been envious today - my eldest daughter phoned this morning and she has just been to see "Ghosts" the Musical in Northern Ireland!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 09:53

Gracious me Verdun you are ahead of me?  Well I have bought loads of new bulbs!  I think probably the theme will be along the lines of "My All the Year Round Garden"!  Good to hear from you.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 09:04

At last a wet garden!  It is still very mild and was quite warm in the conservatory taking pics of the glorious colours in there.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 08:54

Damp in the garden but not a lot of rain in my collectors but forecast to get some later .  Sun has just come out it is feeling warm enough to get started.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 15:54

We had enough sunny weather for me to get the green wheeliebin full up again.  More rain forecast for tomorrow afternoon so must start early tomorrow morning if the rain stays away. It is quite a bit warmer too so no frozen toes today.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 08:52

Goldfinch 60 perhaps you had a tender variety.  Good information here http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/hyssop/growing-agastache.htm           

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 08:47

Oh Joyce I was singing along with the ukilele player as I knew all the songs he was playing and singing.  The theatre was dressed as a cinema with very smartly dressed ushers and entertainment before the show and at the end,  He finished with "I'll see you in my dreams" ! Goldfinch 60 I am still very thrilled with the Secret Gardening Club.  This week they have a marvelous sale on!   Any three plants or bulb offer for £2.97each, no P&P either and being a plant pass holder I get another ten percent off.  I have sent for six things.  I got my agastaches from them and they have been glorious.  As this is the first time I have grown them I do not know how hardy they are in Bristol.  I will do some research as I would hate to lose them.  They are lovely.


We have had quite a bit of rain through the night and it is still raining and very dark.  Forecast is for it to dry up about 11 and be dry for rest of day so I shall be out in the garden singing then.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 22:13

  Oh what a wonderful evening's entertainment I have just had.  Such stagecraft, singing, dancing, drama. clever sets. imaginative touches galore that only theatre in the round can provide like the station caterer offering buns to the audience in the front row.  The whole production was excellently done and I shall be feeling so disgruntled with "Strictly Come Dancing" on the telly on Saturday night now!  Well done Kelvin players.  I have seen lots of wonderful shows from the company but this beats the lot.  If I do have any dreams tonight they will be very sweet indeed.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 08:47

Another dry if cold day today and we have had no rain to speak of for ages .  Forecast for next few days is warmer and still dry so I think I will have to be doing some watering.  Going to see "Brief Encounter" the musical today so looking forward to that.

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