My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.
HAPPY NEW YEAR and welcome to my new thread. Having been saddened by the plight of our pollinating insects and being fond of growing my own fruit and vegetables I have resolved to do my utmost to encourage as many as possible into my garden. As I get great pleasure from my sense of smell and touch still, despite, at 87, fading eyesight, hearing and taste, I shall concentrate on scent and touch in my planting this year.
The year has started with a change in the weather. Only 3degrees this morning at 7o'clock so my greenhouse heater had switched itself on. Forecast is for rain later and only 8 degrees which is quite a contrast from the 14 we have been having.
I was greeted by the lovely perfume from my Xmas hyacinths sitting in the kitchen by the bowl of bought fruit I indulge in from the shops only once a year. The Charles Ross apples up my garden are not as pretty as these "Pink Lady" but taste better!
Two of these very large hyacinth bulbs are showing their second spike.