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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 13:14

So I coughed and spluttered my way round the garden holding on to trees and bushes for support with my camera round my neck.  Here is the result.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 11:20

Such a difference in the weather today.  Warm, dry, calm and the sun is shining brightly.  I am coughing and spluttering now with my cold so stayed in to catch up with correspondence and office work and now will cheer myself up with a stroll to the Post Box and up my garden when I come back.  The daffodils look good from the kitchen window and I can see lots of primroses.  

What's flowering in your garden today?

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 11:57

I have everything punkdoc has plus loads of different daffodils, puschkinia,primulas and polyanthus, jasmine nudiflorum and forsythia vying with one another,.prunus, wood anemonesand winter pansies and early tulips.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 11:50

My Goodness we had a most horrible rainstorm in Bristol.  Thank goodness I was not out in it.  Anyone who was caught out in it must have really sore cheeks now.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 09:15

During March there is anew site for subscribers to the mag. called GW Secret Garden.  Changes every week.  It is very lovely.  My friend visited Nunnington Hall at the weekend when he was visiting friends in York - a lovely house and garden.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 12:39

I braved the icy wind to the doctors but the result was inconclusive - a minor decrease in my heartrate so am seeing her again in two weeks.  She did put me on an anticoagulant instead of aspirin as I had weighed all the pros and cons.  It is a more modern drug than warfarin so not so much hassle about the right dose.  I have all the yearly tests done on the !0th Mar. at the Healthy Heart Clinic.  When I went into the pharmacy for my new pills I got some Blackcurrant Strepsils and sucked one all the way home - what a relief.  Then a safari up the garden in the sunshine and the daffodils are opening by the dozen now.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 08:52

Cold wet morning but sun shining so should be dry for my trip to the surgery to report on my heart medicine, but having a lousy cold as a result of my visit last week I do not think it is going to be possible to decide whether it suits me or not!  A walk in the fresh air always helps with a cold anyway and i could get some sucking sweets to help with the sore throat and tickly cough.  I might try a steam inhalation before i go too.  Such a long long time since I had a cold I am a bit like a bear with a sore head.  My daffodils and the ones next door are dancing about this morning looking super in the sunshine.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 17:55

Visitors day Sundays so last one just gone so I can watch the painting program!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 11:08

Daffodils in lots of shapes and sizes out in my garden on St. David's Day in Bristol(not far as the crow flies from Wales) and lots more in bud.

 More tulips joining the show and hyacinths and grape hyacinths coming soon.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 09:30

Yes, seems that the police have detained two people for questioning.  It is the other side of Bristol from me but I know St. Georges Park and it is a huge area to cover.  Another Bristolian is missing in Monaco too.  So worrying for their families and friends.

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