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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 10:41

A close-up of my new begonia and "All at once I saw a crowd, a host of dancing daffodils."





My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 08:55

Good morning flumpy.  Very chilly here so I stayed warm in bed listening to the radio for a bit as i knew the sight of a wet garden once again would sadden me.  Forecast is for some heavy rain and only 4 degrees feeling colder in the wind.  Brrr.  Good job I got to the shops and bought my lovely begonia yesterday.  I will deadhead and water in the conservatory.  Your week off must be coming to an end now.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 22:09

We grew bananas at the Botanic Garden, GWRS, both the edible kind like those and the one that is grown to make strong fibre for ropes.  No way could I ever get my conservatory that hot!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 13:22

Top quality plants. Marygold.  I often amuse myself tracing where they come from by matching up the descriptions and they come from large nurseries like Crocus.  I have done my shopping and of course could not pass our flower shop with the great display of flowers for Valentines Day so treated myself to this begonia for the kitchen for £2.99.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 10:23

Ordered my seed potatoes, onion sets and garlic runner bean seeds and tomato seeds so feeling virtuous thinking about growing my own veg although I have just been checking in my big chest freezer and the fridge freezer and I still have what looks like a year's supply of food from last year!  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 08:31

Dry and bright this morning but cold.  I must get to the shops today as the weather is set to get even colder tomorrow.  The green wheelie bin has been emptied so that is a temptation to start filling it up again.  Still a lot of tidying to do.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 20:36

Yes it is TY GWRS,  I have enjoyed some TV tonight.  There may even be snow in Bristol this weekend so I plan to go to the shops tomorrow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 14:17

Just had new list of plants for sale from Secret Gardening Club and ordered 3 plants of Sedum telephium and 3 of Erigeron karvinskianus - six perennials for £6,83, P&P free.  Cannot be beaten.  Will be with me in a few days via Royal Mail.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 13:39

Oh dear I hope her TV room is soundproof for the neighbour's sake!   I have not found any tinnyness on the TV or Radio or my laptop.  Only place I notice a difference is where there is running water like in the toilet!   

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 10:18

The ground is frozen hard in the garden but I might do some tidying up as the frost will be toppling the stems of last year's flowers now.  The sun is shining and the birds ar hungry so I took them some scraps and will take out some hot water soon as all the bird baths are frozen.  Took a few pictures but too cold on the hands to be out for long.





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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

About my efforts to entice pollinators with scent to my Garden in Bristol. 
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Trouble posting pictures.

Just noticed today, 24.08.15 
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new series

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

about how I am trying my best to be ecologically friendly in Bristol's year as Green Capital of Europe. 
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Talkback: Using nettles in the kitchen

I too am a nettle lover, Kate. Nettle tea is delicious. You can buy the dried variety if you do not have your own source. 
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clematis in need of identification

an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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Autumn colour

Celebrating the warm colours of autumn 
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Talkback: Didiscus coerulea 'Blue Lace'

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Painting what you've grown

Letting other people see what can be done to immortalise your plants. 
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