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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 15:25

An elder flumpy.  I have several more so OK for flowers and berries   I have cleared the extraneous greenery, mostly honeysuckle and ivy from the hedge so it looks easier to move but two hefty sons can do that bit.  I am feeling really pleased with my output today - lilies potted just as Monty did last night on the telly and also my new  phlox plant called "David" which came in the same present as the lilies.  Quite a few hundred or so young nettles pulled up too.  Say hello to my first wood anemone to flower and you can see what brilliant sunshine we had today by the way my tulips opened up hoping to be pollinated.




My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 11:33

Wait till you have eight leaves then pinch out the two top ones flumpy.  i have worked myself to a standstill this morning on my big job of clearing the dead tree from my path!  But my garden is so full of beautiful things I had to get out my camera.  You will see my yellow tulip dying very gracefully, the marsh marigolds in flower already, lovely crocuses, my dead tree and lots more that made me go WOW!







 Bluebell time nearly here!







My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 09:25

Yes,Goldfinch 60, grape hyacinths do spread like mad but they are easily pulled out if in an unwanted place.  Luckily my garden is huge so anything as pretty as they are is welcome and they leave no trace once they die down.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 08:36

Lovely bright sunny morning though still cold at 1 degree but forecast is to reach double figures again today.  My eldest son came for a meal yesterday and helped me with the dead elder tree so as we lopped off the bigger branches I now have them to chop up ready to refill the green wheeliebin after it gets emptied next week.  The ivy we pulled off the trunk filled it yesterday. There were no bird nests in it thank goodness.  My score for the Petit Fours put the salted chocolate at the top, then the Bailey's fudge which did taste of Bailey's.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 12:42

Oh wowie. I came in whacked from some heavy gardening and the post woman came with a tiny parcel.  It was the Petit Fours served at the end of the Fellows Dinner my friend has recently attended at his Oxford College.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 10:24

Wally, the cat from next door, thinks the kitchen patio table is the warmest place this morning.  The garden is ablaze with spring flowers.  It will be blossom time soon!












My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 08:44

Lovely sunny morning with no frost and dry and calm.  It is already 6 degrees and set to reach 10 so should have a good few hours to fill up the green wheeliebin which gets emptied this morning. One of my neighbours has felled a dead elder which was in the hedge between us and it has landed on my path so I have that to clear away.  I will leave the trunk in a corner of the spinny for the wildlife to use as shelter and food.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 17:11

These are my favourite dipping into books which sit on my desk in my kitchen diner.  The lounge is like a library.  But when I am waiting to take a cake out of the oven or having a meal by myself these ones are the favourites.  You should see my gardening books!!!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 17:07

Do not pass by if you have the time to visit Fruitcake.  Always lots to see.  If you come up the drive to the garage and tap on the kitchen door I should hear you if I am in.  Otherwise wander up the garden till you find me.  The weather is going to be milder from now on so i am sure to be in the garden a lot.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 09:13

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