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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 13:13

Yes Daydaisy magnolias can get very big.  There is one two doors up from me and the flower petals reach my garden when they drop but it is breathtakingly beautiful.  My bargain linen tablecloth ( £19 down from £55) and my 40 stems in bud British grown daffodils arrived this morning so I have been titivating the kitchen diner.  The red is an exact match for my ceiling and the linen is a weave that does not need ironing.


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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 08:31

Colder still - only 1 degree as yet and yellow warning of ice on untreated roads in Bristol till 10am.  But sun forecast for the afternoon so may get out in the garden then.  I bet there are great swathes of snowdrops now waiting for me to admire and smell.  My parcel from Royal Mail did not arrive yesterday despite the email they sent saying it was in the depot awaiting delivery so I am hoping it comes this morning.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 03/02/2017 at 11:52

Wow, those Tete a Tetes are early.  they must be in just the right place.  I think I can see some buds out in my slate scree but too wet to go and check!  TY Joyce.  Lovely hellebore too.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 03/02/2017 at 08:39

We have a yellow warning for heavy rain from 11am in Bristol and set to be wet and windy all day so no hope of gardening outside.  At only 5 degrees this morning it feels colder too and frost during the night is forecast.I have a new red tablecloth being delivered today which I bought in the sales so I am looking forward to that for my kitchen- diner.  When I did my online shop for tomorrow Iceland had bunches of daffodils for £1 so I treated myself to two bunches to grace my new tablecloth.  It will soon be spring indoors anyway.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 08:38

They do Flumpy.  Last year I grew white ones called "Carnegie" and planted them out in the garden after they had finished flowering so i am now looking forward to a display outside from them.  It is very wet and very windy in Bristol this morning.  Much too dangerous for any gardening as forecast is for a three hour slot of winds over 40 from three oclock onwards.  Lots of debris will no doubt be blown down and about in such high winds.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 14:47

February here and my hyacinths still in good shape but I think I will have to stake them for the last two weeks of their show.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 08:35

Awww, enjoy your day off Flumpy.  when do you start your new job?  Wet here again in Bristol but forecast is for dry and brighter till the late afternoon when rain will return.  I may get out in the garden as it is very mild at nine degrees already.  February now so I will start my early potatoes chitting and sow some broad beans in pots.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 14:45

Oh GWRS i did not stay out long - just long enought to fill two binbags.  It was so dank , damp and miserable out there.  No sign of any sunshine today.  Perhaps tomorrow.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 11:05

Who needs flowers when you have so many shades of green in your garden?  Love it Joyce.  Thank you for posting.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 08:43

Really wet and still raining and so dark I have the lights on.  It is very mild however - 9 degrees already and set to reach 12 so I may be seen gardening in my raincoat in the rain today as such gloom is sure to make me fed up with being indoors very shortly.  I may shovel up lots of wet leaves into bin bags to make myself some more leaf mould as It will not be so cold on the hands today and I will not need to water them to start decomposition.  If you just think about it the weather can point you in the right direction as to which job to prioritise when you have as many as I have.

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