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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 08:46

Lovely family gathering last night.Son no1 brought me two lovely alpines and added himself to the work roster in the back garden today.  My grand-daughter brought me a Soup Mug with recipes My grandson and his girlfriend brought the wine and dark chocolate.  I will have to look out all my tools now i have three sets of willing hands coming.   I will harvest fruit while they are here - lots of plums and apples ready to pick.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 11:42

Four vases of birthday flowers ready to be spread round the bungalow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 09:04

My goodness I slept well and long after my action packed birthday.  After a lovely visit with beautiful presents in the morning from my friend and the boy next door, son no 3 and his partner took me to the Field" Kitchen for lunch then on to NT The Courts Gardens at Bradford on Avon.  I have lots of pictures to share later and research to do on plants new to me which I would like to grow.  The garden skills illustrated in those 7 acres are exceptional.  And the Red Arrows flew past trailing red, white and blue smoke !!!  I now have masses of birthday flowers needing my attention and pics taken and have to go to the shops for supplies as four of the family are coming.  Last evening sons 2 and 4 rang to ask what I needed as a birthday present so I said a helping hand in the back garden.  They are coming on Saturday to work!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 11:20

Awww TY all.  I have had some lovely presents already and a phone call from my eldest daughter to say she has a flight from Belfast for next Wednesday morning and is coming for a visit.  The Bristol Blue little bird has a smart Certificate of authenticity and the Hare has an Egyptian pedigree,  The yellow and white onyx bowl has beautiful markings.  The RHS cards are so very lovely.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 07:19

Thank You Joyce. You were first!!!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 10:20

I need to recharge my camera battery for my busy day tomorrow so took some pictures in the front garden first.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 08:42

Yes watched the ladies gymnastics as we have a Bristol girl in the team.  Also enjoyed the archery.  We have another dry day forecast and looks good weather for my birthday tomorrow.  I have parodied "21 Today" for that

I'm eighty eight today, 

Eighty eight today

Haven't lost the key of the door

Never been eighty eight before

I'm eighty eight today.

Now all together - "She's eighty eight today"-

  But not till tomorrow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 09:05

Another lovely day .  Sunny forecast for all day.  More watering required out front.  Perhaps the judges will come!  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 17:07

Nor me Joyce despite  my friend  sending  me some seeds.  They should still be viable next year.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 14:30

My friend's Ipomoea "Heavenly Blue" which has climbed the 8ft bamboo structure he made it and is now making for the house gutter via the downpipe.

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