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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 18:43

I think Monday is going to be horrific when storm Katie arrives.flumpy.  You might be safer to take down your hanging baskets.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 16:04

I have heard the cleome is a good doer but not heard of the lupin.  Yes it does make for added interest when the plant is new to you.  Both of those could make a good show as well as added scent.  I have a duck pond out on the kitchen patio. I think it must have rained all afternoon as I watched the film on BBC2!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 10:43

Same to you Snow.  It is so windy today this collar dove decided the trees were swaying too much and opted for the street light as the best bet!



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 08:40

The forecast for Bristol was spot on - wet and windy though very mild at 10 degrees already and set to reach 13.  I am so glad I got my urgent jobs done in the garden yesterday when it was so lovely with brilliant sunshine and wall to wall blue skies.  I said to my son it is difficult to believe nasty weather is on the way but it was.  I shall bake an Easter cake and give the house a spruce up today for Easter visitors.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 22:07

Happy birthday for tomorrow fruitcake.  The forecast is dire however..  Glorious weather today so must not grumble.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:17

My youngest son has moved the dead tree from off the path all by himself!  He said it was not very heavy!  Now it will be left for the wildlife!  My second youngest grandson is setting up a website which he wants me to contribute to - pics and articles on gardening !  If course i said yes as I know how i have loved being part of the Forum.  The weather today has been glorious.  I planted a dahlia called Claudette and spread some horse manure which is well rotted on the raised beds.  Will plant the early potatoes tomorrow, weather permitting, or perhaps Sunday.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:17

Good Friday pictures.


Caltha palustris - Marsh marigold.


 Short stemmed Primula denticulata alba.


 Hyacinths scenting the paths.


 Tulip fully open to the sun.


 Fritillaria meleagris among the cyclamen coum.


 Wood anemone


 Tiny species tulip.





My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 10:34

Yes fish and chips with tomato salad.  Cod like you.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 09:20


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 08:37

Very mild day with brilliant sunshine so high hopes of getting lots of gardening in.  I am expecting my youngest son so cannot visit the Botanic Garden but I am sure the visitors will pour in on such a lovely day.

Discussions started by happymarion

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

My adventures in my Bristol garden in 2017 
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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.

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new series

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

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Talkback: Using nettles in the kitchen

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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

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Talkback: Didiscus coerulea 'Blue Lace'

One of my birthday presents was Kalanchoe "Bronze Sculpture" which is commonly known as the Paddle plant but this one has bronze colored tip... 
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