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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 14:24

Could not resist it - so many beautiful colours up the garden, I just had to down tools and have fun with my camera.


















My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 10:56

You too , flowers in the rain.  It is beautiful out in the garden this morning.  Wall to wall blue skies and bright sunshine.  10 "White Dream " tulips have been planted in a black pot and the Bramleys that have fallen picked up.  In for coffee now and then plan on digging up two deutzias and an azalea and transferring them to the new perfume garden.  I have put the box of red tulips on the kitchen table to do if I have any energy left (and daylight) after doing that.  None of the shrubs are large enough for it to be a two man or woman job as  I have no intention of  jeopardising my back.  I may take my camera out if the brightness dulls a bit.  Lots of new rosebuds have appeared - three on my "William Shakespeare"., perhaps it is his sign that he approves of "Cardenio".

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 08:50

Colder this morning with a touch of frost on next door's grass, but forecast is for dry and sunny all day so i think I will start my tulip planting.  Milder weather is forecast from tomorrow for Bristol so should get quite a bit done this week.  Lots of my winter flowering violas I grew from tiny plugs now have two or three flowers on them in lots of colours so they will be planted out to brighten up pots and borders and round the edges of the perfume garden next week.The Sweet William and forget me nots are much bigger now and ready to go out.  I had an email from Warmupbristol to say a letter was on its way so perhaps will be told what is happening about the new boiler.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 16:33

Autumn colour in the trees.






My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 16:20

The trees next door are beginning to colour up, especially the beech and lime tree I will get my camera out now the sun is making them glint.  I do have huge pears and my saffron crocuses are growing, TY flumpy.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 12:09

Some are flumpy - the white carnations and scented Princess Irene tulips.  Others are to fill in the gaps in the borders left my my resiting perfumed shrubs like the rhododendrons and deutzias to the perfume garden.  GWRS the play has just been released for general production as it was just "discovered and rewritten" by the Royal Shakespeare company in 2003. 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 09:52

A very wet garden this morning and still raining.  The forecast is for much of the day the same persistent rain but that cannot dampen my spirits this morning after seeing what I consider the play that has everything last night and coming home clutching a bundle of wooden lollipop sticks from the playgoers who had ice-creams in the interval to serve as labels for my new plants.  Only in Bristol, the Green Capital of Europe could it happen!

"Cardenio" is often called the lost Shakespeare play.  No more.  it now has a great deal to recommend it.  Last night we had ladies playing the part of gentlemen very competently,very clever scenery,, an intriguing love story, Spanish dancing and music,exquisite costumes, drama to make you jump out of your seat and unexpected and intriguing "Frozen" moments of the action , to mention just a few of the delights.  I took my seat with a backache from my extraordinary exertions in the garden last week and stood up at the end free of it.  Perhaps the NHS could provide a night at a good play on prescription?


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 12:06

My new offers from the Secret Gardening club have arrived and I have ordered 3xwhite Dianthus "Devon dove", 10 "princess Irene" tulips for my perfume garden, 10 crocus "Romance " which is cream for a pot. 3x Helenium "Pipsqueak", 3x Campanula glomerata "Superba" and 3x Aster "Chatterbox" to fill in the border spaces I am making as I dig up perfumed shrubs for my perfume garden.  All for £23 as I get an extra 10% discount for having a Plant Pass subscription for the year.  P&P free is a great saving.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 10:34

You too, GWRS.I am out to the theatre tonight -"Gardenio" by Shakespeare and others.  I have just put away in the fridge and freezer a month's supply of groceries ordered online.  Even less room for my Bramleys now.  I think I may dry some in the oven - sliced.  I have two ginger toms that visit too.  They like sitting on top of my neighbour's new wall watching me work.  One is such a dark ginger he is almost brown.  Shopping online saves me so much time to do more in the garden and I always hated going to the shops once the supermarkets arrived and you had to do all the work yourself.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 08:52

Rain is just water and not likely to do you any harm in small amounts and cold can be kept at bay by hard work.  I just prefer to be out in the gresh air rather than indoors as long as there is daylight.  Another fine day today in Bristol but rain forecast for tomorrow.  

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