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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 09:39

So glad you are feeling a bit better flumpy.  The Ags meeting last night was delightful.  Helen Mugridge gave a beautifully illustrated talk on the wildlife garden she and her husband have made in the Forset of Dean.  As she is a keen wildlife photographer and has a portable hide in the garden you can imagine we saw some superb pics of her wildlife.  I now want a hide in my garden where I can just wait for the wildlife to perform for me.  It is very mild here today. 9 degrees when I got up and dry so far so may get out to fill up the green wheeliebin.  I bet it will feel like spring out there with the birds singing.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 14:21

Shopping  all put away and lots of tidying done in the garden so here are some of the beautiful flowers that greeted me today.  I hope they will cheer you flumpy.












My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 11:25

Oh dear flumpy - flu' from your OH?  Get well soon.  Bed is the best place to be.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 08:27

A sunny morning to greet me this morning so might get out there early as I have online groceries for the month coming at lunchtime and two of the family for supper before I go to the AGS meeting.  Just seeing blur skies and sunshine is energising when you get up!  Green wheeliebin gets emptied this morning too.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 22:12

I had three sedums and three erigerons - all lovely well grown plants.    I have bought three platycodons from them too.  Their plants really are very good value.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 13:40

Yes Marygold blue and orange are complementary colours on the colour wheel like purple and yellow and green and red.  Wally from next door is watching me garden from his vatage point in the sun.  Great gardening weather today.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 10:03

I don't think Madeira has seasons like us, just mild wet winters and hot dry summers.  They have fields of bananas too I believe!  I would be in my element there.  I have put my begonia out for a spot of sunshine so i too have mixed up seasons.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 08:47

White roofs and grass again this morning.  It will be a little warmer in the afternoon so should be able to get an hour or two's gardening in. The weekend seems to be going to be warmer.   

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 14:29

My summer bulbs and perennials have all arrived and all good.  It has not stopped raining all day so will have to wait till tomorrow before I can do anything with them.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 09:02

Oh dear flumpy I do hope you do not have the flu.  Sea-saw weather again in Bristol - degrees already and a duckpond on the kitchen patio.  Forecast is rain for all day .  My bulb delivery was delayed yesterday but just had an email to say it will arrive between 2 and 3 this afternoon.  My six perennials from the Secret Gardening Club should come today too.  I've put in my hearing aids so I can hear the delivery men at the door!  My friend of the tiny garden has sent me pictures of his crocuses and hyacinths He is apologetic about them and sent me last year's pics for comparison as well!. But then he is a perfectionist.  Actually i think the mild winter has messed up the bulbs somewhat.  I have lots of seedling new snowdrops from the pollination efforts of the bees last year but they flowered earlier this year before pollinators were around. Here are inner city spring bulbs this year.








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