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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 08:38

Pouring with rain this morning but feeling very humid and 16 degrees already.  Forecast is for rain all day.  But my kitchen diner greeted me with a lovely scent this morning as the first bud of this red freesia had just opened.  Growing freesias is so rewarding.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 11:06

The birds are still very hungry.  Three male blackbirds have arrived for breadcrumbs but the female must be nest sitting so I will put out some more for her when she appears as the collar doves have wiped the patio clean.  The buckthorn bush above the burgundy tulips is in full leaf now so the brimstone yellow butterflies will be laying their eggs there soon as it is their larval food source.  Somehow the clematis montana looks even lovelier on this dark dank morning.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 08:36

oh my what a difference in the weather.  Still raining steadily here in Bristol and set to be wet for the rest of the day and night with max of 16 degrees.  I am so glad i got the wheelbarrow loaded with perennials and trundled it up to the Perfume Garden and planted them.  They will be well watered in now and i did enjoy so much the waves of scent wafting over me as I worked.  The agastache leaves were very fragrant and of course the wallflowers are at their zenith.Apple trees covered in blossom now so hoping for some fine days for the pollinators to get busy to provide me with a fine crop.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 11:16

Raining now so have come in to water in the conservatory.  Noticed foxgloves have joined the lilac blossom and that my very ,long garage roof is nearly all pink now.  That clematis montana thinks it is up the Himalayas.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 08:44

Cloudy this morning and forecast is for rain throughout the day but it is dry at the moment so should take my umbrella when I go out in the garden as it is too warm for a coat. 17 degrees already and set to get to 20.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 20:12

Not in Bristol they don't!  Some of mine flower all through the year!  There are over 500 types of primrose and polyanthus.  This is my favourite one this week - a double primrose auricula called Marie Crousse.  It is a very old one from France originally.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 17:05

Done a lot in the garden.  Put 4 tubers of maincrop potatoes in a bag.  Ten pelargoniums now out of the conservatory.  The late tulips are still beautiful but will soon be over.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 10:32

You too flumpy.  we have had some more rain but brighter and dry again.  Some tlc seems to be needed by your rhododendron to persuade it to flower.  Most of them prefer acid soil so an ericaceous feed might do the trick.  If you make leaf mould in a plastic bag in the autumn that would be the best mulch.  They are shrubs so need to be a little older than non woody plants before they flower so perhaps it isn't old enough yet.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 08:34

Garden is very damp as we had some rain early on but the sun is trying to break through the clouds now.  I did get five pots of pelargoniums out of the conservatory yesterday and put them in the cold frame for the night so will get them out again and do another five today,  No frost forecast for next week.  My seedlings i pricked out yesterday are all looking perky this morning.  Sweet peas need to go in their final place now too so must gather big pots and bamboo canes to make tepees for them.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 16:56

Had a duckpond form on the patio but has gone down now.  Here is the wet scene from my kitchen doorway.

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