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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 16:05

My goodness it did get hot but my new plants are recovered from their warm journey now.  Just what i need to plant up the bare spaces left by my "helpers".  3 each of Thalictrum aquilegifolium, Primula denticulata "Ruby" and Sempervivum Reinhard.  I will take some offshoots from the empervivum and may split up some of the primulas.  Such good value as they only cost £1.70 per plant delivered free.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 10:40

The other fourteen have been stopped to varying degrees (tips pinched out, and debudded). No 1 was not but given its head so I could see the flowers.  Hoping to have them flowering right through the winter in the conservatory.  Not nosy at all.GWRS - good to know you are interested in my unorthodox gardening, brought on i may say by my age related need to garden more indoors when the weather is inclement.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 08:39

It is going to be too warm to work outside by noon so will have to get out quickly to do some more chopping up of my prunings.  Deadheading done and a few leaves picked up.  Glorious morning.  My fuchsias are getting covered in their huge blooms.  This is the forerunner of fifteen all at different stages so i have a succession of blooms throughout the winter - all from plugs.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 14:14

Seldom do I wax lyrical over potatoes but I just dug up a haulm of my maincrop for supper tonight and just look at them!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 11:08

I have done a good deal of chopping up this morning but it is my neighbour's birthday tomorrow so must go to the shops for a nice birthday card.  Tomorrow is forecast to get very warm so must do as much as I can today.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 08:37

Dull this morning and we have had some rain through the night but it may stay dry enough to get some prunings chopped up.  I shall miss dashing in to catch a medal chance for Team GB at the Olympics but the garden will benefit! No wind now so only had to deadhead in the front garden this morning as the drive was free of fallen leaves and nothing needed watering.  I have concluded that the garden must have been judged without a card put through the door as it is nearly autumn now!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 16:14

I guessed you were as busy as I am Fruitcake!  Next Saturday is the centenary of my late husband's birth so the grandchildren have arranged a celebration here  They are bringing the food and as many of the family as can manage  it.  Family history will be having an airing!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 13:06

Fed up with chopping up prunings I took some pictures.  The pears are hanging down now.  I brought in four Cox's Orange pippins to eat.  First time I have grown white hollyhocks next to my red lobelia.  They look spectacular together.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 08:35

Looks like another fine morning for gardening but rain forecast for Bristol early evening.  I should make inroads on the mountains of prunings now I have containers empty and waiting to be filled up again.  It will be a damp job no doubt after the rain last night but nothing will need the watering can so cannot grumble.  It is a humid day again which means the scents in the garden will be very strong and the butterflies and bees will be out in force keeping me company.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 19:01

Yes they do Flumpy.  We have had some heavy showers and the wind has strengthened now.  There should be some spare rainwater in the waterbutts by tomorrow.

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