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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 15:57

Brilliant sunshine is making all the reds and pinks glow.  The Rhus across the road is ablaze.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 14:08

Oh my goodness such lucky cats!  Your mom must have been the flavour of the month for a long time!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 11:20

Aym 280 I used to have a cat who turned up his nose at catfood from a tin and would bring me the tailend of a rabbit to the back door as if to say "you cannot compete with this".  I certainly cannot compete with the lovely plants the birds bring me including a superb pyracantha and my Euonymus europaeus.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 11:15

You too GWRS.  Yes my onions are all over the house - ropes of them hanging in the kitchen window and nets tied to the conservatory door.  great year for onions.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 08:40

Aym280 the last picture is Euonymus europaeus which was brought to me by a bird.  In the middle of those four pink segments there is an orange berry!  I will try to get a good picture when they open up a bit more.   It is six feet tall now my shrub so will not be saving seeds but the birds or the wind might scatter some.  Strangely the flowers themselves are little insignificant white ones, not at all showy but the seedheads make up for that.


Damp outside this morning but dry now and forecast is for mostly sunny here in Bristol though colder at max 12.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 15:42

Aww glad you like them Joyce.  I am busy scattering the seedheads all over the garden.  We will see what i get next year.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 15:00

Such rich colours in the sunshine today in my garden in Bristol.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 10:04

Joyce I have had gaillardias live and thrive out in a border for years .  i bought this one with the brown flowers as this year there are some lovely new varieties and just put it in a big pot to bring in to the conservatory as it was covered in buds.  The frost would kill those outside in a week or two.  SGC has Gaillardia "Arizona Sun"  for sale this week which is a good old variety.  Drooping could be lack of water in the pot so your friend's one may do better in the garden planted out.  I normally would do this automatically with hardy perennials  (plant out in the garden) but did want to enjoy my brown flowers.

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!

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