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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 16:15

Happy New Year Marion.  Look forward to following your adventures on this thread


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 16:12

So pleased to hear news about SiL Pdoc

Back from our walk - rain started half way round, so that cleared out the lightweights and we got the place to ourselves.  Very atmospheric with the mists swirling round.  And I can now vouch for the waterproof properties of my new boots

My decs will come down on twelth night (weds) ...I'm a stickler for those old traditions/superstitions.  i'll be back at work by then so "down" constitutes "all in a pile on the dining room table, to be packed away at the weekend"

New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 12:04

Forgot to add how much I enjoyed doing that Nut, i keep my lists from year to year ...wouldn't miss it as a NY experience. I think it beats champagne.

New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 12:01

 Starting with my most surprising:



rudbeckia indian summer (think January is stretching that concept quite far)

chanomeles - red one and madame butterfly

erysium bowles mauve

pulmonarias - blue ensign, opal and trevi fountain all going for it

rose - little white pet

then, more usual, hamamellis, winter honeysuckle, viburnum dawn, hellebores (oriental and stinking), cyclamen coum, rosemary, vinca, primroses, euphorbia, hazel catkins and gaulteria (if, like Fairy, I get to count the white blobs)

But still, indisputably the belle of the ball is my old friend Jackie P:

 ....what a gal !!


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 10:50

PS - ET makes me cry too I suppose WarHorse wasn't the first time I had blubbed over a puppet after all.  


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 10:49


Few fireworks here - we stood outside and watched them in lieu of partying - but what a gorgeous, crystal clear, starry night it was .  Could make out the rest of Orion, to go with his belt, which is normally the only bit I can recognise.  Also finished the Christmas jigsaw .....very satisfying

Planning another walk today (guess who got new walking boots for Christmas) then a meal out in the New Forest with Mr C's folks tonight.

Enjoy the first day of the New Year everyone ....start as you mean to go on

Happy New Year Everyone

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 22:49

Happy New Year to all of you - hope its fun filled and healthy for everyone

New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 10:22

Will be a pretty long and unusual list for me this year - this winter is certainly a rum 'un

Summer house discussion

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 10:16

Nut - that is fantastic - what a talented Mr Nut

Love yours too Glilly - beautifully done out. you have got me thinking ....where could I find a space ......


Forget the winter, wot you gettin?

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 09:54

I have a wish list thats as long as my arm, but most are waiting for PPPs (perfect planting places - pinching lingo from Wsong) before I take the plunge.

However, there is just the right space for an acer sango-kaku in a bed we see all winter, so I think its coral stems will be perfect.  Had some garden tokens for Christmas, so might make a GC trip soon

your new purchases sound like they will make a stunning combination NGLS

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