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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 17:36

Beautiful day for gardening so did a lot in the front garden.  Golf coverage at 6 so will have supper now as Countryfile is on at 7.  Gardening all day does make you hungry, especially when you forget to have lunch!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 09:26

I have grown night phlox in the past near my kitchen and it is lovely I agree Plant pauper.  I will add it to my list for next year!  Not that i go out very much at night at my age!  My birds are hopping around outside waiting for me to feed them,Joyce..  Some are very tame now and peep into the kitchen from the doorstep through the glass door.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 08:33

Definitely a sunhat day today - sunshine forecast for all day and no rain or wind.  Looks good for the next five days too.  Lots of people gone off for a break so not so many lawnmowers either.  A peaceful sunny Bank Holiday Sunday for me and my wildlife.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 15:27

Whacked now and it did not rain on me.  So I took some pictures.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 11:05

My freesias are stilling wowing my olefactory nerves.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 09:58

It is amazing what you can do in an hour.  I did the Chelsea Chop on my phygelius and now I can see the mopheads on my rhododendron from the kitchen door.  When it has finished flowering i wi have lot of flowers on the phygelius in front of it.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 08:39

Dry and warm this morning but yellow warning for heavy rain, hail and thunder in the afternoon so I will drop everything this morning to get some of my jobs done.  One of my visitors on Wednesday brought me an African violet which I have put in the bathroom on the windowsill.  It looks very healthy and happy there.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 22:07

Hullo GWRS.  We had a few showers in Bristol today and a heavy downpour this evening so the garden is now well watered.  i have started in the front garden, planting out pelargoniums by the dozen.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 16:58

My friend calls his Love in the Mist his Passion in the Fog.  He sent me three snaps of it today.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 08:33

I am sure you got lots of inspiration from Chelsea Liriodendron as I did just from watching the TV coverage.  We have had rain through the night so the garden is once again very wet.  forecast says may be thunderstorms as it is so warm so i will confine myself in the dry intervals to working near the house.  The front garden is calling me.

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