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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 10:33

You too GWRS.  Still very damp out there but not raining so I did a bit of what I call painting with plants - moving pots to make nice groups.  i love doing that much more than weeding.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 08:29

A very damp garden this morning with a few puddles still lying.  never two days the same.  Forecast is for more rain later in he afternoon.  The weeds should be even easier to pull out now.  I must get picking the Big ben blackcurrants before the birds find them.  A very fine crop this year.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 16:36

Gosh the weeds came out easily today.  Took some pictures too.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 11:27

Sensible Joyce.  I used to say to my mother she was like the lady who kept a dog but did the barking herself.  Her cleaner was a Spanish immigrant who was excellent and my father and brother with learning difficulties both got on very well with her and would lift their feet up for the vacuuming long before she got to them!

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 10:30

Joyce you sound like my mother who used to clean up the house before her cleaner arrived!  Welcome home GWRS.  I hope you had a good holiday.  Yes the warm wet weather has made everything grow very quickly including the weeds.  I must pick in beans and strawberries before I get doing some more weeding.  The red white and blue scheme I  had  planned for the front garden display may have to be changed as the white flowers are very scarce or over.  Pity as i wanted it to be my celebration of the Queen's 90th.  Still she did hint that enough was enough in her speech at the Mall party!

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 08:35

What a change from rainy Monday!  Brilliant sunshine this morning and a dry patio.  I should be able to get a lot of weeds out today.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 17:01

The rain is over for today so I took out my camera and found it had persuaded the buds of my white peony with yellow middle and my red Oriental poppies to open

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 14:12

Here are some pics of my mother blackbird now trying to feed her brood of four youngsters all bigger than her which she has sheperded under the picnic table and the collar dove who has called a truce to allow her to feed them in safety.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 08:40

Oh what a wet Monday morning.  The duckpond has formed on the kitchen patio and it is still raining steadily.  The forecast says it will clear up about lunchtime.  I think feeding the tomatoes and watering and tidying the rest of the conservatory will have to do this morning as gardening.  And I must resist retail therapy of buying bargains when the weather is depressing!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 16:55

Lots of showers this afternoon so watched the tennis instead of gardening.  It was a very good match.

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