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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 16:50

 By the front door.

Last edited: 25 August 2016 16:50:55

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 .  

Last edited: 25 August 2016 11:58:05

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.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 10:40

The other fourteen have been stopped to varying degrees (tips pinched out, and debudded). No 1 was not but given its head so I could see the flowers.  Hoping to have them flowering right through the winter in the conservatory.  Not nosy at all.GWRS - good to know you are interested in my unorthodox gardening, brought on i may say by my age related need to garden more indoors when the weather is inclement.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 08:39

It is going to be too warm to work outside by noon so will have to get out quickly to do some more chopping up of my prunings.  Deadheading done and a few leaves picked up.  Glorious morning.  My fuchsias are getting covered in their huge blooms.  This is the forerunner of fifteen all at different stages so i have a succession of blooms throughout the winter - all from plugs.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 14:14

Seldom do I wax lyrical over potatoes but I just dug up a haulm of my maincrop for supper tonight and just look at them!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 11:08

I have done a good deal of chopping up this morning but it is my neighbour's birthday tomorrow so must go to the shops for a nice birthday card.  Tomorrow is forecast to get very warm so must do as much as I can today.

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