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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 08:58

No need for tissues nowadays Flumpy.  My garden had five willing and experienced gardeners tending it yesterday.  They uncovered a lot of structures installed by my late husband which i hadn't seen for years.  My terrace has been uncovered so I will be working on that soon and sending pictures.  I caught the tailend of a quote on Radio4 this morning in which someone said gardening should be an Olympic Sport. I hereby award my four sons and no3's partner a Gold Medal.  Today i shall be propping up all the new beansticks they cut me from the bamboo grove  round the caravan for the winter to temper.  They all know what tempering means now.  I had to learn it at the Botanic Garden when working there as a volunteer.   I always say knowledge is not private property.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 09:10

They were born after his death Joyce but are really interested in their family history.  I have got  out the wedding album and rewound the mantelclock which was presented in 1918 to my father in law when he retired from the Middlesex regiment as Regimental Sergeant Major.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 08:24

We have had a shower of rain though it has been dry through the night.  My new fuchsia just keeps on getting more and more flowers.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 08:41

I am deadheading them like mad Joyce as they have loads of unopened buds on which should go on opening up if I look after the plants.  Another lovely lot o rain through the night followed by a super sunny day, all day.  No wind either so the drive should stay free of fallen leaves today.  The rain last night had brought down quite a few yellow ones.  I refuse to believe it is autumn already despite September starting next week.  Green wheeliebin gets emptied today so I will be filling it up and then the cotainers which I will have emptied into it.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 16:50

 By the front door.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 16:46

My front garden in the rain today.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 11:56

Drat I had just got out my camera and started to take pictures when the rain started.  The non obvious picture  is a lesson on not ever giving up on plants especially bulbs.  my nerines grew to six inches and were then chomped back to the bulb by some creature.  I left them in their pot and three have sent up new flowers and some of the other seven have good leaf growth and look promising .  

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 08:41

The potatoes I dug up were delicious Flumpy.  I have only eaten half up to now.  Looks like a bumper crop this year - warmth and rain has suited them. Have a lovely holiday, GWRS.  I think the train situation is fixed now in Swindon.  We had quite a bit of rain during the night too but dry morning forecast so should get the kitchen patio tidied.  I have some green manure I would like to get sown now the soil is damp.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 08:39

Another fine day and cooler than yesterday so should be able to get more done in the garden.  Rain forecast for this evening so will only do minimum watering to the plants showing wilting signs after the hot day yesterday.  Thunderstorms forecast for Thursday so that looks like a housework day coming up.

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.

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