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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 08:47

Another dry if cold day today and we have had no rain to speak of for ages .  Forecast for next few days is warmer and still dry so I think I will have to be doing some watering.  Going to see "Brief Encounter" the musical today so looking forward to that.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 17:04

I think my lecture went down well.  at least i did not see anyone yawning!  Back to work in the garden again tomorrow.  We had a few very light showers of rain this afternoon but not enough to water the plants.  Lots of big black clouds but the East wind is blowing them over us to empty themselves further West.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 08:26

Slightly warmer this morning and a dry sunny day forecast, but as I am giving a lecture this afternoon  I will skip the gardening this morning.  Forecast is for rain at the weekend at last.  I have about thirty pkts of freebie annual seeds I want to sow up in the potager but need rain to moisten the ground first.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 12:36

Oh my goodness it was so beautiful up my garden in the brilliant sunshine I just had to take my camera.  The smells were delicious in the warmth of the sun, especially the wallflowers  and Sweet William which are flowering again.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 08:35

Cold again this morning but still bright and dry.  I should be all right out in the garden in my gardening coat and warm socks!  I can see the path at the bottom of one of the mountains of prunings so hopefully will reach it today and be able to get through to that part of the garden again.  I expect there will be a lot i want to photograph as it has not been visited lately.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 08:40

Aah, GWRS,  I think saying "taxonomy" is one of the most satisfying words   It seems to make the most use of your face muscles!  Very chilly here in Bristol this morning but bright and dry so a good start to the gardening week.  On Radio 4 this morning  I caught a story from the medical profession that happiness is the best medicine so how lucky I am to get such joy from my garden!!!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 18:02

No Flumpy a bunch of grapes!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 15:50

I did a lot of harvesting up the garden this afternoon.  My bramleys are averaging 10 oz each this year.  I must take my scissors up the butterfly garden tomorrow and pick myself a huge bunch  of flowers.  The wallflowers are blooming again and the agastache among others.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 12:32

GWRS The title of my lecture is "Taxonomy " or "How to stop loathing Latin and learn to love it."  Sounds sleep producing but as I was put on the stage at 12 by my mother as a stand-up comic it is full of smiles really.    I have come to a standstill now as I went hammer and tongs at my tasks in the garden this morning.  It was glorious in the sunshine.  The squirrels are working just as hard as I am, dashing past me with half eaten apples in their mouths and the birds were pretending it was spring, singing very loudly.  I have rescued another twenty plants from death by frost and one more mountain is toppling.  Green wheeliebin packed so lining up containers of chopped up prunings again.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 09:31

Such a beautiful dry sunny calm Sunday morning.  I am trying not to worry too much about the lack of water as not much evaporation can be going on in such cool October weather.  But I must fill up the bird baths.  I should get in a good day's gardening barring visitors!  Next week sees me lecturing so must not do too much physical work else I will be stuttering.  One of the advantages of being a great age is the wealth of past experience which arms you with pitfalls to avoid!

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