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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.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 14:21

Shopping  all put away and lots of tidying done in the garden so here are some of the beautiful flowers that greeted me today.  I hope they will cheer you flumpy.












My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 11:25

Oh dear flumpy - flu' from your OH?  Get well soon.  Bed is the best place to be.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 08:27

A sunny morning to greet me this morning so might get out there early as I have online groceries for the month coming at lunchtime and two of the family for supper before I go to the AGS meeting.  Just seeing blur skies and sunshine is energising when you get up!  Green wheeliebin gets emptied this morning too.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 22:12

I had three sedums and three erigerons - all lovely well grown plants.    I have bought three platycodons from them too.  Their plants really are very good value.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 13:40

Yes Marygold blue and orange are complementary colours on the colour wheel like purple and yellow and green and red.  Wally from next door is watching me garden from his vatage point in the sun.  Great gardening weather today.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 10:03

I don't think Madeira has seasons like us, just mild wet winters and hot dry summers.  They have fields of bananas too I believe!  I would be in my element there.  I have put my begonia out for a spot of sunshine so i too have mixed up seasons.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 08:47

White roofs and grass again this morning.  It will be a little warmer in the afternoon so should be able to get an hour or two's gardening in. The weekend seems to be going to be warmer.   

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