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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 22:53

No rain here yet, flumpy.  I have made two large cakes tonight and will get up early and make a big batch of fruit scones.  I have also made a strawberry jelly from some of my strawberries to go with ice-cream as my two youngest grandchildren are only 11 and 12.  The forecast is for heavy rain tonight but no sign of any yet.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 18:15

Just heard another two of the family are coming tomorrow so that makes 14.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 18:06

It took me an hour and a half to bolt my patio set together but I managed it and now all my visitors have a decent seat in the garden tomorrow.

 

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 09:51

Aah Pat I remember so well sitting glued to the TV with my French 15 year old pupil who had come to learn English in Bristol in his summer holidays.  He came the following two summers as well so I was well up on the sport of cycling.  Yes we get warned to protect from UV A and B when UV is high like it is now and to wear a hat and light cotton clothing.  We were also warned to keep away from tea, coffee and alcohol this heatwave.  The forecast for tonight is dire.  I think there will be a lot of flooding.  There have been a few scrub fires so the rain might put an end to them.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 08:11

Another lovely day getting hot in the afternoon and warning of thunderstorms from 7pm right through the night.  That should fill up the waterbutts but make the garden very wet for my visitors tomorrow.  Making cakes today and scones early tomorrow morning.  Big online shopping coming this evening from my supermarket.  i am so glad I became IT literate when i reached 80.  It is like having a whole horde of servants when necessary.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 15:19

Such a difference in the weather today, much cooler and now we have had a decent amount of rain.  I will go the shops for supplies for the family coming at the weekend as twelve to cater for once was quite normal when the family at home numbered nine and , all being gregarious, so friends ,girlfriends and boyfriends, were all welcome for meals but nowadays it is quite unusual.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 09:57

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 09:51

Oh it  was so good to get out in the garden taking pics and telling my plants how much I missed them in the last two days.  They got extra carbon dioxide today as I oohed and aahed!  The scented on my first sweet pea is knock-out.  The mallows are opening in the butterfliy garden.  Butterflies are loving this hot weather.  Many have been coming into the conservatory through the door.  The hydrangeas are all starting to flower early.  Lots of strawberries needing picked.  One of my premium bonds won me £25 this morning so i boosted it to buy a patio set for my visitors coming with £70 off.  It is being delivered tomorrow so will take a picture of it for you.  Looks like Verdigris cast iron but is actually a very light plastic, easy for me to carry round the garden.

 

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 08:13

Hello, Pat.  Thank you so much for the kangaroo pictures.  They must make gardening very difficult - so much fencing off and protecting of young trees!  Yes, the rest of the world is smiling at how we are buckling under 37 degree heat!  I was able to cope very well in 50 in the desert in Kenya but I was only 57 then and the humidity was very low.  It has been very humid here which makes it difficult to sweat and, not being used to it the infrastructure is not here to cope.  Some roads are melting, trains have been cancelled because of buckling lines and a quarter of the working population took "sick leave" yesterday and flocked to the seaside.  Offices too uncomfortable without air conditioning.  I stayed indoors apart from early morning and evening when I did necessary watering and strawberry picking.  It is cooler today and cloudy as rain is on the way.  I did not stay up till midnight to see the English women footballers play in the semi- final of the World Cup against Japan, just as well as I would have felt very upset for them in the way they lost by a last minute own goal.  They have done amazingly well to get thus far.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 13:35

Not on the market yet, WillDB but i like it too.  My climbers from Amazon courtesy of British gas have just arrived and are now having a drink after two days in the post in the hottest weather.

 

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