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Monty - just saying......

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 12:28

When I am gasping for breath like Monty was last night I reach for my nitrolingual spray and take it easy for a bit - not a wise thing to be doing for someone who has had heart trouble.  He did warn us he would be breathless so knows what the consequences are.  The coloured trousers and hair colouring  helped the general picture.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 12:02

Had to go to the post office which meant passing the charity shop and found this wicker storage box outside for £3.99.  Just right for planting up.  the liner is cotton mixture and remov


able so I will replace that with plastic to keep the compost from escaping.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 08:33

Such a difference from yesterday.  Woke up to bright sunshine and dry.  Fruitcake try again with friends request as I may have rejected you As I get so many that I do not know.  Happy St. George's Day to you all - a red and white picture with morning dew in red and white to celebrate.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 14:24

Really icy rain out in my garden now so I abandoned my potato planting as it was too Brrrr.  More sun has been promised for tomorrow though.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 08:48

Oh dear no need for my sunhat today.  Cloudy all day so UV2 again.  Going to stay cool too  No rain forecast for us till later so should get some work done in the potager.  The currant bushes need some weeding done and mulched with compost.  I still have some of last year's glut of blackcurrants in the freezer.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 12:44

More pictures from the cloudy garden today.













My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 09:21

Haha, Liriodenderon and flumpy.  I do know how to edit the script but not the pics1  It is cloudier again today but forecast to be fine and dry mostly till later on so should get more potatoes and perennials planted and spent bulbs out of the big pots which i will need soon for summer plants.  Weekend weather is forecast to be cold again so might put a few things into the cold frame out of the frost.  I will try again with that late tulip later.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 11:48

Goodness knows what happened with the last one!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 11:42

Pictures from my sun-soaked,flower filled garden this morning.

 Thalia daffodils.





 Pear blossom.




 Liriodendron leaves just opening.





 Male holly bush.


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                    <p>Another brilliant day of sunshine ahead!  UV5 forecast so sunhat needed up my garden.  Some more potatoes needing planted as the earlies are up and a dozen or so perennials I hope.</p>
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