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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 08:41

A better day weatherwise today.  a slight frost but sunny, dry, and no wind.  Temperature forecast to reach 10 degrees so should get a lot of planting done.  I must see to all my Mothers' Day presents.  Thank goodness my spring supply of compost and manure arrived in time. I sowed some broad beans in pots yesterday so with the early potatoes chitting nicely on sunny windowsills I feel next year food supply is on the way.  My onion sets are on the way and the garlic cloves are here ready to plant. I will make room for the heated propagator in the conservatory to get my tomato seeds started in there. Kale plants that were a failed order last year are being delivered free of charge this year so must get a raised bed ready for them.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 16:04

My friend has been moaning that his mixed colours collection of hyacinths seemed to be all blue but patience has been rewarded



with whites and a nearly black one blooming.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 09:08

TY Goldfinch.  Very windy and wet in Bristol this morning so do not think I will be gardening outside.  Time to catch up with correspondence and housework I think.  Next week is a busy one for me with a heart check-up session and two gardening club monthly meetings one evening  after the other.  I must start putting labels in all my plants for the Botanic Garden's Easter plant sale too.  March is such a busy month this year. Just seen how I typed a £ sign instead of 3 some posts back.  I really should be more careful at my age!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 13:56

My last week's order from the Secret Gardening Club has just arrived and splendid plants as usual.  Here they are.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 08:51

£ degrees and raining slightly so I cheered myself up by taking two close-ups in the house!




My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 22:11

I find the cold weather seems to heighten the scents from the garden too. Liriodendron.  Rubbing my hands through the rosemary and lavender and curry plant as i pass scent my paths and lots of the daffodils were sending pleasant whiffs out today.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 13:39

Oh my goodness the parcel from my youngest daughter contained the most beautiful new clothes.  A lovely warm nightie, striped winter long sleeved sweater and poloneck T shirt to wear with it.  I added them to my cards and presents from the weekend.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 08:44

A very cold morning, only 1 degree so far so don't expect to get out in the garden till about noon.  But it is dry.I have my new cut flowers to delight me in the kitchen so might do some baking.  Welsh cakes are a very warm job!  And there is a parcel in the post from my youngest daughter.  End of the week is forecast to be mild again.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 17:27

Oh wow,  my Mothers' Day presents are scenting the kitchen beautifully.  Very stuffed after a lovely lunch.






My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 11:38

A card from next door for Mothers' Day chosen because they thought it looked like my garden in the summer!


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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

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