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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 09:05

The bulbs in the centre of Bristol are way ahead as well as here on the outskirts.  My friend has just sent me pics of some of his in his tiny garden.






My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 08:38

Fine sunny morning and garden looks dry so should get more done today outside.  We have no frost as yet but it is forecast for tonight.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 14:55

Alpine Garden Society GWRS.    I was Secretary of the Bristol Group till I resigned when I got to 85 and started thinning out my voluntary work a bit.  Dentist was very pleased with my teeth and nothing needed doing so I see him again in September.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 13:29

Sun came out so it is like a spring day up the garden.














My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 08:26

Bristol is very damp again this morning but no wind and still mild at 8 degrees.  Frost expected tonight though.  I have to go for my six monthly check-up to the dentist today which will interrupt things a bit but hope to get some gardening done outside as the rest of the week is forecast to be colder.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 13:54

Nearly Menorcan temperatures here today in Bristol at over 11 degrees.  I was able to work in the conservatory with the windows open to let fresh air in so it almost felt like being out in the garden. I could not smell the daffodils as the hycinths are still the predominant perfume.  My Sweet William have started to flower, usually July here!









My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 08:52

Wow Liriodendron!  I might try a Swiss Cheese plant in the conservatory!  I am so looking forward to the next AGS meeting when we are having a talk on the landscapes of Madeira from Dr. George Hargreaves.  It is very grey but exceedingly mild in Bristol today - 11 degrees already but winds of over 40mph forecast for all day so I think work in the conservatory would be wiser today.  I must make room to sow lots of seeds at the end of the month.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 15:15

Yes Snow a fb friend from Scotland sent me some two years ago.  They had increased to three flowers lasr year in their pot so I planted them out in the garden but forget where but may find them when i am dividing in the next few weeks.  It has poured and blown all day so I was glad when the postie brought my Amateur Gardening Mag. and the Mar. issue of Gardeners World Mag which is very special this month being their Silver Jubilee edition.  Free Cosmos seeds in both!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 11:41

Yes it is a good service. Yviestevie, and only costs £15 a year for pensioners after you have bought your bin.  Raining and windy now here though very mild.  One week since I bought my lovely begonia from our flower shop and i have given it pride of place on the kitchen dresser.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 09:39

So glad you are feeling a bit better flumpy.  The Ags meeting last night was delightful.  Helen Mugridge gave a beautifully illustrated talk on the wildlife garden she and her husband have made in the Forset of Dean.  As she is a keen wildlife photographer and has a portable hide in the garden you can imagine we saw some superb pics of her wildlife.  I now want a hide in my garden where I can just wait for the wildlife to perform for me.  It is very mild here today. 9 degrees when I got up and dry so far so may get out to fill up the green wheeliebin.  I bet it will feel like spring out there with the birds singing.

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