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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 08:47

Right on cue as i unlocked the back door the rain started.  Just a sharp  shower but looks like the pattern for today so will stay near the shelter of the house as it is too warm to wear my raincoat.  My agapanthus, white and blue are opening their buds now so should get the pots out front soon.  Others that look promising to be if flower soon are Barnsley Babe white mallow and blue platycodon plus my bargain begonias are now getting quite floriferous.  I will be searching for spaces to put my plants in flower soon.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 08:33

Another dry warm day ahead but forecast says there may be the odd shower so I will work near the house as it is too warm to wear my old raincoat just in case.  Two lilies open today so even more perfume.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 12:16

This is a very tall sysirynchium which has been flowering for two months now.  It is growing in the shade of my huge Bramley apple tree.  It is now sprawling as I have not staked it properly but so floriferous I do not mind.  I think it is such a robust plant it will cope with anything.  I had it from the Secret Gardening Club but have lost the label in the thicket!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 12:04

You too GWRS.  Here are the treasures I snapped in my garden this morning.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 09:37

Dahlia "Melody Dora"

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 09:32

The dahlia is called Melody Dora, fidgetbones.  It has lots of buds still to fatten so looks like it will flower well into the autumn.  Also from Bloms Bulbs.  i have been having my spring bulbs from them for donkeys' years but this is the first year I have tried their summer bulbs and am delighted with them.  I will go and take its picture for you.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 08:41

I am not surprised Marygold.  The scent is really powerful this morning.  The whole street will be able to smell it when all three are flowering.  Here they are this morning.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 20:09

My new lily called "Honeymoon" by the way is night scented!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 09:14

End of July or beginning of August usually.Joyce.  My sweet peas are showing colour this morning.  i am just about to feed everything in pots. One of my fb friends who has won innumerable prizes at shows adviced me the way to have the garden at its best for judging was to have things in bud a month before so i have done that.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 08:43

A very sunny dry Monday morning and this huge cream lily bud opened this morning.  There are three plants each with only one flower on but they are spectacular/

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