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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 10:21

So warm and the front garden looking very summery and even exotic.  Lots of insects about in the warmth.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 08:36

Beautiful sunny day in Bristol and so warm.  we may have thunderstorms later so out in garden as soon as possible is the aim.  the six new plants i put in yesterday will have to be watered till we get some rain.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 09:09

Slept in - right through radio 4 and did not hear a word!  Dull this morning but still warm and forecast is for dry all day so should get some gardening done.  full of ideas after my trip out yesterday!  I will plant the alpine dianthus and three pink cyclamen I got at the AGS meeting on Friday night first.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 19:30

Lovely pictures Flumpy.  I shall sleep like a top tonight as I have walked many miles today in Warwickshire.  Int he morning round the  Heritage Victorian gardens at Hill Close in Warwick where i smiled ruefully when I saw Plot 5 and 6 Which Monty Don restored had box blight much worse than Longmeadow!  But the other 16 gardens were in great nick and the cakes the volunteers make for the coffee shop are second to none.  Then in the afternoon to lunch at Coughton Court NT and touring the gardens till five.  Home very tired at seven.  I bought a pink chrysanthemum plant and another sempervivum.  Had to be up very early for the long ride so I think an early night is on the cards.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 12:42

Yes Joyce.  His garden though very small is walled and in a very warm part of the inner city, one degree warmer than mine in the suburbs.  His climber especially the roses do wonderfully well. A young robin, cheeky Sam, the sparrow who darts in and flies off with his food no matter how big the birds already there and a wren from the front garden which is their stronghold as they love the black grapes i let them have from the vine that climbs the bungalow wall, have all visited for the crumbs this morning and one squirrel who is now stripping the nuts on the contorted hazel.  The blackbirds must be out in the fields but the crow who spooks them all is up on my roof as I can hear him scolding down the chimney in my study.  He may be scolding me for not replenishing the food for him!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 11:46

And minutes later Maggie (who quarrels with everyone) the magpie arrives.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 11:31

Too wet still in the garden today to work so i cleaned the kitchen window to get good pics of my fauna and sure enough Tosser the wood pigeon was down to feed before the squirrels ate everything.  He is learning the early bird gets the crumbs.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 09:25

Picture of my friend's new clematis, C. Cotes d'Azur.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 21:48

Had a friend helping me in the garden this afternoon then we went to the AGS meeting where we had a talk about the history of some of the nt gardens near us and I bought three lovely cyclamen plants and an alpine dianthus.  it has started to rain now so may get some of my bulbs planted tomorrow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 09:11

Lovely sunny morning again.  I hope it lasts as I have an offer of help in the garden before the AGS meeting tonight and the green wheeliebin has just been emptied.

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