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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 15:13

Bad things always come in threes my mother used to say.  If we broke anything she would make us snap two spent matches!  What rotten luck you are having you two.  We did have some rain which brought colder temperature with it so i have given up gardening for today.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 13:05

Forgot this one of my Conference pear tree blossom.  Do hope it does not suffer any frost.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 12:53

Time for lunch after a busy morning.  garden very lush.  Take a walk with me half way up.  it keeps suddenly going cold so I am not trusting the weather by going further in case i get wet.

Erythroniums starting to flower.

 Middle garden.







My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 08:40

I hope your gazanias have come through the winter OK flumpy as mine have.  Looking forward to them in the summer.  Still cold this morning and rain forecast for Bristol from lunchtime onwards so must spend the morning working in the garden.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 14:51

Back from the "Garden" party with my booty.  I was looking for notelets as I had run low and won 18 in the raffle in their own smart chest.  Delicious home baking which i bought some of and three lovely handcrafted cards too, "Sense and Sensibilty " DVD and a delicious lunch - all for £6!!!,  It is still very cold and windy, not at all garden party weather but the warmth of the welcome made up for it.




My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 08:26

Another very sunny but cold morning.  Neighbour two doors up is having her "Garden party from 10.30 which raises money for the Bristol newspaper for the blind today so I need to go to the shops for money to spend on lunch and craftwork,  Too cold to eat outside so it will be mostly in her house.  The wind last night has blown over a few pots of tulips but nothing broken as far as I can see so they must all be toughies those tulips.and daffodils still flowering.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 11:50

Fidgetbones it may be Orange Angelique as I planted the pink and the orange one.  The pink have all disapppeared but one but can recommend the orange .  lovely scent too and very long lasting.  The colour deepens as it ages.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 11:39

Liriodendron it is Marmalade but Sweet tea would look good too.  Fidgetbones I may be able to find the name of that tulip but i bought it some years ago and it has dwindled from 25 bulbs to 8 but still a beauty.  i will look back on my records.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 08:33

Brrrr just 1 degree this morning though very bright and sunny and dry.  Forecast says rain later in the afternoon so will have to do what I can before then but not till it reaches 6 degrees and will need a coat and warm gloves again.  It is going to be a little warmer for the holiday weekend.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 19:21

GWRS I leave mine to die back if they are in pots then plant them straight in the garden at a bit deeper than in pots.  My friend who has a small garden and likes to plant new ones every year lets his die down then dries them off and brings them to me to plant in my large garden.  He puts labels in the bags but sometimes they stray and so I have no name for some of the lovely surprises I get!  Some of my tulips like the double orange and yellow one above have been coming up for me for years without any attention except deadheading.

Discussions started by happymarion

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

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