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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 17:46

Yes the pollinators did their work fine on the pear tree.  They re Conference and quite delicious.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 12:06

In my garden this warm sunny September 7th.  It feels like summer.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 08:42

These begonias are semperflorens not the bigger sempervirens Joyce.  I bought 70 plugs at a cost of 2p each in the spring and they all thrived.  I will take some as presents to  the ladies of a club i am giving a talk to in October as they will flower for months yet if kept frost free and put the rest into the conservatory.  They are very easy to take cuttings from.  This is my bargain of the year but i have had many.Many companies seem to have overstocked this year.

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Tree for very large pot

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 16:35

An amelanchier would be lovely or a Eucryphia.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 10:37

In the front garden this morning.  The Begonia semperflorens are doing just that-always flowering.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 08:35

Yes i have to keep the conservatory doors and windows shut when my figs are ripe as they come in the house to get them knocking everything over in their way.  It is damp again in my garden this morning but the sun is out now and it is warm.  I only needed a clean and a polish at the dentist yesterday so that is over for the next six months.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 11:50

I put out some who;emeal bread crumbs for the birds.  First a huge slug came for a feed and then this squirrel.  I must clean my kitchen glass door!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 08:51

Dull Monday morning, though dry now the garden is very wet so we have had rain in the night.  I have a dentist's appointment in the afternoon so perhaps i won't attempt any hard work this morning outside anyway.  Heatwave predicted to come our way tomorrow.  Weather never boring in this country.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 08:49

Very well GWRS as I hope you are.  Dry again this morning but we had a fare bit of rain yesterday which should have benefited the garden and perhaps nothing will need watering today. on with the autumnal jobs.  I found the Gardeners World program on Friday much more satisfying at an hour long  The container garden contribution seemed a bit too pricey for us ordinary folk though.  I think there should be more emphasis on low budget gardening now austerity measures are hitting a lot of people hard financially.  If gardening is worthy of being an Olympic sport, surely it must be affordable for everyone.  I was born to one of the poorest families in Scotland as my grandmother was widowed with 12 children aged 13 to six weeks long before the welfare state was even dreamed of but still learned to swim at school and play hockey.  Gardening for all no matter what your income is my motto.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:32

Yes there is some pink C. hederofolium there and some pink thrift in full flower.

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Adventures in my garden 2018

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