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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 12:59

Oh my it only takes me an hour to go to our local shops, get necessities in the supermarket and visit the florists but the sun managed to hide before I got safely home and the heavens opened!  But I did get my two new plants safely home.  With my £10 left from September I bought a pot of white patio roses with four plants in the pot for £4.99 and a pink begonia to befriend the salmon orangey one I bought last year which has not stopped flowering all year for £3.99  Same price as last year and what a beautiful feast to the eye it has been for a whole year!  It deserved to get in the picture so here it is on the left of the other two.  Tosser the wood pigeon was feeding when I had the camera out.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 08:46

Handy trough there Flumpy - just sits on top of fence!  You should have colour for some time now.  We have had heavy rain in Bristol through the night and the garden is soaked.  Good day for scrubbing the conservatory floor methinks.  And perhaps a trip to our local shops which takes me past our florists.  I think the conservatory will deserve a new inmate after all the work it has had done on it and it is time to look in the purse to see if anything is left from last month's pocket money.   Tomorrow is forecast to be a great day for gardening so I can make up time on my mountain of bamboo then.  The asters are looking great now they have raindrops glistening on the flowers.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 22:01


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 11:52

Flumpy the green wheeliebin has been filled up again and I have trimmed 12 lovely new bean sticks from the bamboo mountain my sons left me to dispose of.  I want to get a lot done outside today while it is good weather as the forecast for tomorrow is rain all day.  However Sunday and Monday are going to be fine and sunny and later in the week it is forecast to be warm again.  Fuel bills should be down this year with such warm weather not needing any heating on.

What a good idea Joyce.  I could plant my heavy tools in spots I find troublesome!  I have wanted a border fork for a long time since I got on with the ones we had at the Botanic Garden so well.

Aym208 I think we all have the same trouble with plant purchases.  I do get a lot of my beauties from friends in the AGS though and as birthday and Xmas presents.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 09:46

I think it is "Winston Churchill" that red aster.  It does have a yellow middle which does not show in the photo.  I found two labels but only aster was legible on them!  But "Winston Churchill " rings a bell.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 08:31

That is a lovely pattern and colours ,aym208!  Damp garden this morning and feels colder but the sun is shining now.  Green wheeliebin will be emptied today so will be dodging the rain forecast to fill it up again.  I have ordered a border fork for myself online as I find my big digging fork rather heavy now.  Old age does not come alone.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 14:08

Oh my new red Michaelmas daisy has such lovely red flowers. the Little Pink Beauty too is pink and very floriferous - both good additions to my lovely white New England asters.  The hydrangea I bought for its red leaves in the autumn is colouring up too.  Bright sunshine  in Bristol now so garden is drying nicely and I have been able to get out working in it.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 10:55

Oh thank you so much Joyce for mentioning your clematis.  I had forgotten to put in a paragraph about the pronunciation of Botanical Latin in my lecture and clematis is such a good example.  Not that i mind how it is pronounced as I think it is correct enough if the listener understands you but I have heard so many people stumbling over the pronunciation of what they see on the labels it could be helpful to let them know the simple rules.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 08:30

Very dark and wet this morning in Bristol.  such a change in the weather.  I have a streptocarpus that grows like topsy in my bathroom.  It does like the humidity there.  As does my African violet.    Looks like honing my lecture is on the cards for today.  At least in the morning.  The forecast is for the rain to go east by lunchtime.  Ah well the mind needs exercise as well as the body.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 12:16

Pretty in pink.  I think I will have to call the border I look out on from my kitchen door my Pink Border.  At the moment it has pink Sedum spectabile, dwarf aster "Little Pink Beauty", pink cyclamen , buds on the pink chrysanthemum "Clara Curtis", and on the pink winter heather and the pink bergenia and the oxalis has just finished flowering but the flowers were pink.  I must see if I have bought any pink tulips this year to keep the theme going.  Pics from it this morning.

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