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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 09:31

Thank you plant pauper.  Yes I have that choisya too.  It is a very good plant.  I have a tray of Sweet William plants needing planted out today which I grew from seed.  My pinks are sending up flower spikes now too.  So glad you are enjoying my ramblings and pictures.  Hopefully you have the answer to my mistakes.  I saw the musical Oklahoma many years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the rousing music.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 08:58

Cooler this morning at only 8 degrees but forecast to be a dry fine day so all systems go up the garden.  When I open my front door the smell of lilac hits me as I have a large white one in my front garden, a pale purple one on the right in the neighbour's garden and a deep purple one on the laft in that neighbour's garden all covered in blossom.  I must snap them later.  I have been out to my new plants whih I shut up in the cold frame for the night fearing frost.  They are all fine.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 17:18

Been having fun with my camera - almost the last tulip, lots of flowers on the male holly bush, flowers on my rare Himalayan yellow poppy,Hyomecon japonicum among others.  Heucheras are looking especially good and the azaleas about to dazzle.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 16:23

Whoopee I have just read that GW is to be extended to one hour for the last 8 episodes of 2016!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 14:35

After a very busy morning in the middle beds weeding I  took delivery of 12 new plants from the Secret Gardening Club - 3 each of Tricyrtis dark Beauty, Gypsophila paniculata, Viola Miracle Ice White and Epimedium Ellen Wilmott.  Al splendid plants, ordered Wednesday, delivered Friday in prime condition.  The Yorkshire Lavender Co. who run the club really are top notch.  I have given them all a drink and labels  as individual labels are not provided to keep the price down.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 09:04

The new format is doing odd things .  It decides where to put the pictures in the text!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 09:03

Feels fresher this morning but sun is out and another splendid day for gardening forecast.  The London Pride and quaking grass have started t flower which is so lovely to see the airy fairy flowers after the solidness of the spring tulips and hyacinths.  The forget me nots go with them both.  This year there have been lots of pink ones which. as they are all self sets must be something to do with the acidity of the rain falling on my garden as they did not have any different treatment from former years. But knowing how they spread themselves perhaps one of my neighbours has bought a packet of pink seeds!  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 16:25

I had to go to the shops this morning and could not ignore the lovely plant display at our flower shop.  As I spent £20 I had free delivery,  The large heucherella is "Sweet Tea" and has flowers on, the Strawberry mint plant smells delicious, three gazanias, three white nemesias and three pink nemesias completed my shopping.  Here they are waiting to go into the cold frame at night till the weekend cold snap is over.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 08:57

One purple freesia about to open this morning and a yellow one just showing its pretty colour.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 08:39

Glad you are home safely GWRS and reinvigorated after your Tenby holiday.  I am well Thank You and looking forward to being able to get a load of weeding done today as the forecast is good though warm at 22 degrees. We had rain through the night and a great deal yesterday so weeding should be easy.  I think you are right about the Princess Irene tulips Yviestevie - the one on the cover of the book "Bulb" by  Anna Pavord I have looks very much like them.  The foliage of tree peonies is a favourite of mine, Joyce.  

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