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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 12:29

Back from the shops and saw antirrhinums, campanulas and violas in full flower in a front garden as if it was the middle of summer.  The wind is getting stronger now so I may just get started on the cards and leave the gardening till a calmer day.  No rain forecast through the day till Monday and staying mild.  Our part of Bristol had its  Xmas lights done by the Brailsford brothers, Lee and Paul who made my super potager for me , on TV this morning and last night.  They have made several of the daily papers this year too.  It is just round the corner from me in the next street.

Christmas songs with plant names in the title

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 08:41

Love is a Christmas Rose.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 08:37

Dull and damp again this morning but still very mild and calm till late afternoon so may get to the shops to buy my Xmas cards.  They are starting to arrive here and the ones for abroad need to be posted.  I may cram a bit more into the green wheeliebin afterwards to get emptied tomorrow morning.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 20:12

Will do Snow.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 14:10

Yes Snow the dogwoods are very good red this year.  My white heather humps are just opening their buds now so I will soon be sticking my red sticks all over to make my joke white and red hedgehogs.  It was really warm out in the garden today.  I have switched off the heating but perhaps I need to remove a layer or two of clothing as the temperature is forecast to stay at 14 or 15 for the rest of this week at least.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 08:32

Very mild again this morning with such a pretty blue sky streaked with pink so maybe some rain later.  But the garden is dry this morning - first time in ages i haved looked out on dry paths.  Calm as well so tidying up is on the cards again.  Should fill up the green recycling bin this morning.  Bristol had its own space as Green Capital of Europe at the Paris exhibition that went with the Climate change Summit, I saw on the telly.  I do hope they showed pictures of some of our wild flowers.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 14:57

I hope you are both just having check-ups and no work needs done.  The sun has gone in again and getting darker so came in but do feel so chirpy having accomplished so much.  Time for a cup of tea now.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 12:26

Good morning or rather afternoon, GWRS.  I hope you are seeing some of the sun we now have - such a treat.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 11:42

I used to make seven, Xmas cakes that is - for presents.  Then I started painting pictures.  Nowadays I grow lots of plants - giving red camellias this Xmas and pleased to see they have buds on.  I have done quite a lot of tidying up the garden - eucalyptus bark everywhere!  It was ambrosia to me to get out in the fresh air again and my few sprigs of honeysuckle are scenting the whole house.  THrilled to see pink, purple and white hellebores starting to flower as well as the green.  And the birds came to keep me company in their droves.  The wind must have been dreadful for them. I took some pictures of my treasures since it is December 1st.








My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 08:37

The wind has dropped and it is very mild for this time of year but looks quite damp out the garden.  Still the forecast is for mostly dry so should be able to get some tidying up done and I will treat myself to some of the lovely honeysuckle for my study mantlepiece.

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