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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 08:43

Good to hear from you fruitcake.  Bit of a scare this morning as it was only 3degrees but my pelargoniums were fine as the conservatory heater is still set to come on below 4 degrees.  Only 8 degrees max forecast for today and quite a bit of rain though it is dry and sunny at the moment.  Changeable is the word for the weather right now.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 21:08

Yes they are for the containers in the front garden including an old castiron wheelbarrow and a galvanised antique baby bath to make a spectacular display for the Bristol in Bloom judging in August, Marygold.  I find plug plants foolproof and cheap way to go.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 11:07

You too GWRS.  The best laid schemes o- mice and Marion gang aft agley however.  Before I got to  go potato planting the courier arrived with my pelargonium plug plants from Jersey Plants so had to get potting up.  It took me a whole hour to pot up 72 plugs, water them and carry them into the conservatory.  I gave them a granny from last year for company and encouragement.  They look happy after their exciting voyage.




My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 08:44

Another dry warm day forecast and the sun is out already so expect to get lots done outside today.  Next week promises to be good growing weather too with higher temperatures and a bit of rain. Very promising.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 19:53

My friend's tulips are putting on a fine show now.




My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 11:19

I like how they brighten up dark corners Hollie hock.  This collar dove looks like itt is thinking "Nice flowers".



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 09:26

And you Snow and GWRS and all the faithful that are lucky to have good enough weather!  Snow epimedIums love shade  and benefit from trimming off the old leaves so you can appreciate the lovely flowers.  The yellow flowered corydalis grows like a weed in all the gardens round here - especially at the foot of housewalls.  It seems to be abe to seed into all available cracks.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 08:32

Cooler today in Bristol and cloudy.  Watering in the conservatory this morning I decided some reorganisation is needed so may confine myself mainly indoors today especially after being caught in a hailstorm yesterday.  The forecast is for heavy showers this afternoon.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 14:49

Dicey weather today for gardening ,  Windy and showery but I did get some pictures.


 Tulipa purissima.

 Arabis montana just beginning to flower in the background.

 Chionodoxa and white Acis nicaeensis (used to be a Leucojum).

 Close-up of the acis whose flowers look too big for ite leaves.

Fritillaria meleagris.

 Late white daffodils

 A very tall primula.

 Primula denticulata alba whose stems are slowly elongating.

 Epimedium x versicolor Sulphureum.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 11:40

Glad you are back safely GWRS..  Yes my hawthorn buds are breaking too.  I have just been caught in a hailstorm and now the sun is shining again.

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