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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 09:52

My Xmas amaryllis from the boy next door has opened the first of its four buds this morning just in time for your birthday flumpy.  And here are the plants I am saying farewell to this afternoon.




My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 08:48

MANY HAPPY RETURNS,flumpy.  I do hope you have a lovely day.  The sun may pop out for you.  It is 5 at present in Bristol and set to get to 10 and mainly dry.  My plants for the Botanic Garden sale at Easter are being picked up this afternoon so I will take their picture before they go and wish them luck.  There are 50 odd.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 08:38

Another fine dry day and 6 degrees already though I doubt we will reach the 12 we had yesterday, perhaps 10.  I managed to plant up three dahlias yesterday and hope to do the last three today, some more onions, golden ones this time, and sow more annuals and salads.  I should get the last of the plants ready for the sale and everything watered so they will have drained before they are transported to the Botanic Garden.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:05

Quite easy, Goldfinch60 just click on the tree icon and it tells you what to do.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 13:17

Got loads done this morning but took time out to be an artist with my camera.


 Orange tulip and Yellow Cheerfulness narcissus.


 Pulsatilla vulgaris.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 09:05

Lovely bright close-ups flumpy.  A super sunny dry day again in Bristol and forecast of temperature 11 or above.  I have been out collecting plants for the plant sale next weekend at the Botanic garden when the forecast is not so good unfortunately.  They will have a gazebo over them no doubt.  Plan on sowing more cut and come again salad things today, hardy annuals and red onions sets.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 17:04

Hi, flumpy.  I got most of my planned jobs done despite my granddaughter arriving unexpectedly at lunchtime.  But it was lovely catching up with her news.  She is off to Peru in the summer, plans on working as a personal trainer after uni and aiming to be an MP.  She enjoys talking to people on their doorsteps and we discussed the referendum in June and the new Labour leader. She brought me a nice tin mug with Queen of the Garden on it and a lila cloth bag lined so it can carry plants in.  Here is my mug beside the plants i am gathering together for the plant sale at the Botanic garden.  Those six-plant carriers you get from the garden centre do come in handy.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 10:46

You too GWRS.  I have put four pkts of sweet pea seeds to soak for a couple of hours and will put five seeds to a 9cm pot this afternoon and get them started in the propagator. have also split my two garlic bulbs into cloves so they will go in one of my raised beds in the potager this afternoon.  I found four pkts of cosmos seeds so, as it is the year of the cosmos i will sow them this afternoon too.  Determined to sow or plant out some flowers every day this week as well as something to eat each day,culminating with my chitted early potatoes on Good Friday.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 08:46

Yes, Liriodendron, I am so pleased C. pseudo-graecum grows outside for me as it is in a pot in the cold temperate greenhouse at the Botanic Garden.  It was a gamble I took about six years ago and they are thriving.  Warmer this morning at 5 degrees but still a bit grey.  still good gardening weather.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 15:05

Have a happy Easter holiday flumpy and a Happy birthday when it comes.  Nice primula.  I have some of those for sale at the Botanic Garden next weekend.  Lots of beauties out now in the garden.  I have collected 40 pots for sale so far.I will snap them all when the table is full.  Grey day today was just right for nice pics.


 Spring flowers go well with winter flowering heathers.

 Cyclamen pseudo  graecum    


Orange tulip 





 Sweet William


 More Sweet William.



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