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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 09:14

End of July or beginning of August usually.Joyce.  My sweet peas are showing colour this morning.  i am just about to feed everything in pots. One of my fb friends who has won innumerable prizes at shows adviced me the way to have the garden at its best for judging was to have things in bud a month before so i have done that.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 08:43

A very sunny dry Monday morning and this huge cream lily bud opened this morning.  There are three plants each with only one flower on but they are spectacular/

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 17:28

What a glorious gardening day.  Here are a few pics - one artistic one from my friend's garden of his oak-leaved hydrangea next to Lady Hamilton rose and a dahlia and poppy from my garden.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 08:31

Wind has dropped and forecast is for warm and dry all day so should see some progress in the front garden today.  There are bowls of strawberries and blackcurrants needing attention but I did see to the broad beans yesterday.  I must feed the tomato plants today as the fruit is forming.  It will not be long before I will be harvesting ripe tomatoes and plums.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 08:41

Gosh it feels cold out in the garden this morning at only 11 degrees with a strong wind too.  Only forecast to reach 16 and chance of heavy showers too yet the sky is blue and the sun quite strong and very bright.  We will see.  I am still feeling euphoric after watching the Welsh football team last night.  I had planned to switch channels to Gardeners World at 9.30 but no way was that on.  I have never watched a game where it was so evident that the team was what mattered not any individual.  They seemed to be all trying to help one another all the way through and it paid off.  Well done. lads.  My sons will tell you I have been a Ronaldo fan for many years but I think he may meet his nemesis in the Welsh boys.  Ah well now to transfer all that enthusiasm into some gardening.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 17:23

That is a splendid picture, GWRS, thank you.  I can remember the wounded veterans in the thirties sitting begging in the streets with limbs missing.  There were no jobs for those who made it back home.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 13:21

In my garden this morning.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 08:41

Garden very wet so we must have had rain in the night.  Forecast is for mostly dry today so should get more work done than yesterday if it is correct.  I must do some harvesting.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 15:22

Drat it has started to rain - not supposed to according to the forecast.  Big spots too so I will watch some tennis.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 10:39

Hehe!  A "tree surgeon" saw me in the garden and tried to get me to pay for next door's lime tree to be cut on my side to let in the light at a cost of £360 which went down to £260 then £180 as I was retired!  I had to be quite rude to get rid of him as he was interrupting my work.  Another window cut out this morning and a sign with Welcome to my Garden on black slate put in it.  I hope the "tree surgeons" do not take that as an invitation to pester me.  There are so many nowadays I swear i could paper a wall with their flyers.

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