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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 12:04

Rain stopped, Joyce so I ran up through the puddles and planted my three wallflowers in the Butterfly garden.  After lunch i will try again till 5.30 when Chelsea is on.for an hour.  Our forecast has rain for this evening.  I will fill 15x 9cm pots with compost in a tray and bring them into the conservatory to plant some runner beans for a bumper crop i hope in August and September.  Now the raised beds are      quite wet I want to get the last of my potatoes planted too.  so many of the things on my to do list have asterisks at them today that it will be all systems go till i reduce them.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 11:01

Grrr, it is raining heavily just when I was immersed in planting up.  I took three wellgrown but not yet flowering wallflowers out of their big pot, replaced the compost with fresh and potted up my first Gardeners delight tomato plant, poured compost on my early potatoes in a bag, carried out a big pot planted with dahlias, and suddenly felt a big raindrop on the back of my neck.  I had been too busy flitting from one job to another to notice how cold it had gone and the dark rainclouds. Duckpond formed already so the water table is high and no wind so we could be having this rain for some time.  Ah well coffee beckons.  That will stop me going Grrr.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 09:17

Garden pretty damp this morning after so much rain yesterday but dry now though a little cloudy.  Coverage of Chelsea Flower Show starts today on BBC and I have already posted three good articles on it on the Guardian to FB to share with my gardening friends there.  Hoping to get lots of work done today.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 18:09

Flumpy I just had a look back at my photos and realised you might have meant the hawthorn tree which does look as if it has been snowed on.  The May blossom this year is tremendous.  You can barely see the leaves for the flowers.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 18:02

That is called Viburnum "Snowball" flumpy.  It has been stupendous this year.  All this rain should help your rhododendron as it will make the soil more acid which is what they like.  If you have to water it in the hot summer the long range forecast says we are about to have try to use rainwater always or if you have to use tapwater, draw off a bucket at night and use it in the morning when the chlorine will have gone.  Just thought I put up a picture of my Pieris "Forest Flame" as well which  has white flowers followed by red leaves, but I think you meant the Viburnum opulus.  It is as dark as night here already and has been raining for hours so there is a duckpond outside my kitchen once more.  No doubt the waterbutts are filling up nicely.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 13:36

Stopped raining for now so went off with my camera to snap the raindrops.  What a difference a day makes especially when it rains through the night.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 11:08

Raining again in Bristol but I can still enjoy the scent from my freesias in the kitchen.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 08:57

Garden very damp this morning.  It was raining last night when we came out of the AGS meeting and we seem to have had more through the night though it is dry now but breezy.  I will probably potter near the house again so avoiding the chance of a soaking.My visitor for supper last night went home with eight Gardeners Delight plants and twp pelargoniums so a bit more room in the conservatory.  i will probably use it to plant some runner beans and some wallflowers for next year.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 15:02

A walk round my garden this afternoon.  Delightful scents everywhere.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 10:25

We had some rain through the night so the garden is a bit damp.  I am hoping for a fine day next Wednesday for my open day so rain through the night is OK for now.  This freesia flower spray seems just perfect to me however way you look at it.


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