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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.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 08:43

GWRS Thank you.  All is well and a little fresher today in Bristol  today.  I  got a bit too hot for gardening yesterday afternoon when the temperature reached 25!  A breeze has sprung up now so should not reach those temperatures today.  I did harvest some monster Bramleys which would have been threatening to damage my skull if they had been left to fall in a breeze so must have been expecting the weather to change.  The kitchen table is covered with trays of onions , gold and red , waiting for me to net them too.   I love harvest time in my garden. Bit of a squirrel in me I think.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 17:46

Yes the pollinators did their work fine on the pear tree.  They re Conference and quite delicious.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 12:06

In my garden this warm sunny September 7th.  It feels like summer.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 08:42

These begonias are semperflorens not the bigger sempervirens Joyce.  I bought 70 plugs at a cost of 2p each in the spring and they all thrived.  I will take some as presents to  the ladies of a club i am giving a talk to in October as they will flower for months yet if kept frost free and put the rest into the conservatory.  They are very easy to take cuttings from.  This is my bargain of the year but i have had many.Many companies seem to have overstocked this year.

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