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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 14:25

They did not all come at once, Lily Pilly and I grew stronger as each one appeared.  To begin with I added foster children and later as they grew up French schoolchildren came for the summer and then university students from Ireland and HongKong.  I often found myself catering for a dozen or more!  The more the merrier was true in our house.  One of my grandmothers had twelve children and the other ten so I was used to hordes of cousins, all younger than me so I was chief babysitter.  I had three younger siblings too.  My mother's motto was "The more you do, the more you can do" so I worked on that.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 13:03

Ten on the dot the rain started so I stripped my bed, put the bedding in the washer, cleaned my bedroom all except the picture rails as I did not feel it was wise to climb up and down with no one in the house.  Now lovely and clean for the New Year.  I will tackle the kitchen and study this afternoon when I get my breath back.  It takes me a week now for what used to be a two day job but it is a very big bungalow and I think I have got a bit more particular in my old age.  When the seven children were all around whatever I did was soon messed up.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 08:49

Oh what a lovely blue and pink sky this morning but rain forecast by 10oclock so that explains it.  Still feels mild and calm at the moment.  I may get some wprk done outside early.  This is the view from my drive.


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 11:02

Congrats of reaching the 100,000 views and beyond.  Me too on the thread about my garden this year!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 10:28

Awww thank you flumpy - you too - a lovely person I mean.  always glad to be of help.  Sun is shining brightly in Bristol and look what has appeared overnight on the kitchen patio - Iris reticulata "Harmony" and "Danfordia"




My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 09:03

Oh my gosh, another fine mild dry morning with temperature up to 12 already - perfect gardening weather and a perfect day for this thread to reach !00.000 views!!!   I do hope all of you have enjoyed following my exploits and that of the other posters.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 20:34

Oh gosh one chair piled high already with intriguing parcels including a hamper which will be planted up after the food has been removed.  All quiet now so can catch up on Strictly!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 10:51

That will be lovely Snow.  I wonder if the old people will be wishing each other Happy easter as it is so mild!  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 09:07

Hullo flumpy.  My talk went very well and I won a bottle of wine and box of chocolates in the raffle.  Afterwards we went round the Brentry lights.  They are so lovely this year.  Wat a lovely name for the new baby .  I weighed 6pounds exactly at birth but I was full term. 

The weather is still very mild here - 15 degrees already but breezy and heavy rain forecast for this afternoon.  However family visiting so will not get withdrawal symptoms because I cannot get out in the garden.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 08:58

Garden wet again this morning but still mild.  Too busy indoors to get anything done outside today anyway but the green wheeliebin was emptied very early so will bring that in.It will have to do for two weeks as no collection next week.

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