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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 08:37

Wow Pat.  Some of those white flowers are already in flower!  Was there a list on the packet of what you might get or do they rely on you knowing?  It was only 8degrees to get up to this morning as against 13 yesterday and i noticed so i am expecting to feel cold tomorrow as the 15 degrees forecast for this afternoon is only 10 tomorrow.  I think I will get a thick cardigan ready.  Time to ditch the summer clothes till next spring.  But it was so lovely to see the sun again,  it has been so dark and dull the last few mornings.  I am expecting to get a lot done today outside.  50 tulips are parked on the kitchen table to be dealt with first.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 20:41

It stayed dry and mild as promised so I got 50 tulips planted and cleared loads of Bramleys from the chippings path under the tree.  another good gardening day forecast for tomorrow so will try to plant another 50 tulips.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 11:15

Glad you like my bit of family history, Pat,  Lady next door has just brought in a prize I won in the raffle at the Xmas Fair yesterday - boxed set of Inspector Morse books(13 in all)!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 10:17

See Xmas day in Scotland and I was wearing a summer dress!  This was before colour photography but my mother had it painted in water colour and framed about ten years later.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 10:06

Yes Lyn.mild at least till Xmas usually when the old people used to wish each other Happy Easter and Happy Xmas at Easter because there was snow on the ground.  That was before anyone worried about labelling people as having dementia or Altzeimers.    I am sure it was around but families just took it for granted and coped!  The warnings for a bad winter are because of the el nino effect from the Pacific which is supposed to be going to give us a worrying time later in the winter  Xmas day 80 years ago was not a Bank holiday in Scotland so my parents took us on the train to Glasgow for shopping and a Xmas lunch in a restaurant and a pantomime and our picture taken in a photographers as my father worked for an English firm and had the day off.  I will see if I can photograph the one when I was six in 1934 and post it.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 08:49

Much brighter this morning, still mild and dry so should be able to plant some tulips.  It was a dull day yesterday for a trip round my garden anyway Fruitcake.  Colder weather forecast for Friday into Saturday but mild weather coming back till the end of the month the weathermen say.  I bought eight of my Xmas presents at the XmAs Fair yesterday  - only next door but one so no traffic troubles for me!  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 12:44

Awww so pretty, Gertie, but it is so mild today it is like summer in Bristol and the flowers will be finding it hard to get to sleep for a well-earned rest.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 09:52

Oh that is where the sun has gone - to the east, GWRS.  My garden is too wet to work on so i am going to the shops for some much needed supplies.  Yes Pat I noticed the difference in the states too when i was a student there for a year.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 09:03

The difference between a continent and our little islands, I expect Pat.  We have weather - you have climate.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 08:22

My goodness Pat, your roses are fully blown already .  Your summer does come much quicjer than ours.  It does not seem many weeks since you were posting pictures of your first spring flowers.  We have blustery weather forecast for Bristol today with drizzling rain but it is dry and calm at the moment.  Peace is still sold in the nurseries here.  I can remember everybody buying it in the fifties after the war.  It was so lovely to see flowers after all the gardens had been given over to veg. productioon.

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