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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 16:19

Visitors gone now and the rain stayed away.  We had tea in the lounge as it was a bit chilly outside  I copied Chelsea by making peepholes through which they could see giant foxgloves etc.  which they thought was amusing.  Three new visitors who had not seen the garden before were impressed.  I pointed out all the things that had been making me go WOW this week and told them the story of my Sorbus bristoliensis which is endemic to the Avon Gorge and my yellow Himalayan poppy which obliged by opening four buds today and looked splendid..  They brought lots of presents including a lovely chocolate cake.  No pictures Lily Pilly as i was much too busy talking and catering and i am not sure it would be polite to put the ladies on the web when they were my visitors. They all went home with a pelargonium "Fire Queen" and a saucer to put it on!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 08:18

Forecast is dry for all day so no need for sunhats for my Open Day.  I am off to the kitchen to make the scones now.  All jobs necessary in the garden have been done.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 17:29

All the items ticked off my list fir tomorrow.  just have to get up early to make scones, then pray for a dry day.  The temperature reached 1 today but is forecast to be 14 tomorrow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 08:30

Another fine sunny day so going to do lots of work.  Pity abpot the variability of the weather as te forecast for tomorrow is cloudy.  I will give the conservatory a spruce up as that will be on show if the weather breaks at teatime and we have to serve tea in the lounge.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 18:45

It stayed dry all day so I worked till i could not do any more.  Then took pictures.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 10:22

Enjoy Liriodendron!  I am sure you will.  Plants popping up to music!  The leader of the club always helps with the tea and scones!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 09:20

Forecast is for cloudy but dry and 13 degrees with no wind Joyce.  Could be worse.  At least no rain.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 08:32

Looks like a fine day for gardening today in Bristol.  One of my friends is going to Chelsea on Wednesday so should hear all about it.  It is also my open day so all systems go till then.  I will be pruning and planting non stop today and scrubbing tables and chairs tomorrow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:17

Oh a big Thank You tonight to BBC! for a wonderful "Countryfile" program - all about vegetables - growing them, selling them, eating them and using them in ART!   If you missed it catch it on iplayer.  i cannot recommend it enough.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 12:46

Oh thank you, Lovegardens.  Yes i am very fortunate to have such a wonderful garden.  Before we bought it the former owner was an army major who had a full-time gardener who did the housekeeper's who lived in in those days bidding, so I inherited  miles of very straight concrete paths, huge beds of strawberries and herbs and beds full of roses with very old fruit trees and a few conifers.  I have spent many a happy hour in the last 52 years disguising the edges of the paths, getting rid of lawns and long grass and growing veg and fruit and hundreds of beautiful flowers.  I often wonder what they would have thought of my potager and slate scree, my marvellous trees, my bulbs, perennials, and the Butterfly Garden full of thousands of snowdrops in the winter and bees and butterflies in the summer.

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