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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 16:04

My goodness what a windy day.  I ventured out to spread manure but the wind was taking my breath away so did not stay long.  Very, very mild still.  


Posted: 01/02/2016 at 09:52

It has been so mild this year the birds have not eaten the berries I grow for them in m garden yet as they are still feasting on the bounty in the hedgerows so do not need to come into gardens.  They have eaten the pyracantha berries but not the holly or cotoneaster or rowan.  My birdcount was my usual tame birds whom I can rely on to be waiting for me every morning to put out titbits but if we have a cold snap at the end of the winter strangers will arrive and my count would be much different then.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 08:56

February has blown in.  Another mild but dampish day with strong winds.  I think any gardening will be by the kitchen door so i can easily retreat indoors.  No doubt there will be more bits off my trees to pick up soon.  The wind does as much pruning as I do.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 18:09

My two sons have gone to their respective homes, having appreciated my cooking and changed a lightbulb on the chandelier, brought down my prunings to the green wheeliebin, put two large bags of manure on a raised bed and done all the dishes!  It has drizzled all day so no doubt I would not have done any gardening anyway.  They loved the snowdrops and the cake.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 11:59

A close-up of my blue primula.




My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 11:46

My blue primula is a lovely lilac blue and a small flowered one.




My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 10:26

Yes cake to bake and roast dinner.  Raining and a bit windy outside anyway.  Hope you all have a lovely Sunday.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 08:38

Milder morning but dark and drizzly.  I have family visiting so must cook this morning anyway.  I have my first blue primula from my bargain basement plug plants open this morning so will take its pic later.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 23:15

Yes flumpy it is the bad that makes you appreciate the good.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 12:39

I found the wind had blown two of my Iris unguilaris flowers down into the mud so I rescued them and put them with my hellebore heads and discovered their beautiful perfume in doing so.  They are now beneath my reading lamp where the heat will bring out the perfume.  This perfumed gardening lark does tend to make one a bit hedonistic.



Discussions started by happymarion

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

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