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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:16

OK, noted. TY/

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 15:52

Oh my it sleeted down on me so no gardening done today but I did get to the shops for fresh eggs as I have a birthday cake to make tomorrow for a friend.  The only parts of me exposed to the weather were my nose and chin and both were freezing.  I am sure today with no sunshine felt much colder  than yesterday.  Forecast is for mild weather again at the weekend so will save jobs till then

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 08:56

Another very cold day in Bristol.  May get to 3degrees by afternoon and no rain forecast so will wait till then to venture out.  May have a rummage among my seed packets to sort them out but do not think I will sow any till February now.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:46

Yes I have whacked myself gardening in the sunshine but only 3degrees which is very very cold on the hands, but who would blame me when the perennial weeds are coming out so easily!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 12:13

Oh then I hope the weather warms up from now on as I do not want your shrub to succumb, meadowland2!  TY very much.  Just let me know if you fancy anything in my garden I can propagate for you in return.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 08:48

Lophomyrtus Magic Dragon needs to be protected from frost but would be lovely in a pot no doubt and could be overwintered indoors.  I am not buying anything new for the garden this year and do not know that any of my friends or the Bot, Garden has one where I could have a cutting from so will just have to put it on my wishlist.  

Still only -1 outside at the moment and more frost around this morning so will delay the garden safari till lunchtime or so.  Sunshine is promised for most of the day.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 12:45

I Googled Gooseberry cordons and found loads od advice including from the RHS and BBC and lots of lovely pictures so get Googling, ladies  I have never done it and have no gooseberry bushes since i had an invasion of gooseberry sawfly so cannot give any advice from experience.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 12:40

The pansies and primulas were looking a bit bedraggled so I did a bit of deadheading, but the arum leaves in the slate scree are beautiful and the heuchera leaf colouring and the winter jasmine is still flowering.

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 And still my gazanias are flowering.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 12:22

Lots of flowers on Jan 18th too, cyclamen, snowdrops, irises, hebe, and more to follow.

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 12:05

I shall do some research on gooseberries later, but i could not resist the sunshine so all bundled up I took my camera on safari round the garden and could not believe how exciting it was - so much beauty but the onl

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y regret it was so silent.  It was too cold for the birds. BUT I still have blue fungi, my evergreen ferns are superb in all shades of green too, my apple mint is growing well, and my prunus, now budding, looked like fairyland glinting in the sunshine now the frost has melted.  Lots more to follow.

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