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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 12:55

I managed to plant 30 Early Glory tulips before lunch and weeded two of the potager raised beds ready to put well rotted horse manure on this afternoon.  I planted two osteospermums and half a dozen polyanthus which had come out of their pots to make way for the tulips into the middle of the beds. After all it is a potager so flowers for pollinators are very welcome.  Easier to do in them than in my wet clay borders.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 08:32

Feels so much warmer this morning - high of 9 degrees promised but we have had some rain through the night so the garden is quite wet.  If it stays dry i should be able to get some more tulips planted in pots.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 14:16

The reason why I am not too bothered about not being able to venture out in the garden because of the cold- my conservatory.













My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 13:41

That Scots pine and large oak tree are next door - that is the view from my study window but I have their offspring in my garden and they are nearly as  big now!  I will take some pics in the conservatory now I have deheaded in there.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 08:38

Coldest day yet in Bristol.  White frost on all the neighbours' lawns.  It is only 1 degree now and forecast just to get to 5 this afternoon so I may stay indoors as my heart condition worsens below 6 and over 24 degrees - not that we get that much.  The new heater is doing its work in the conservatory and keeping it frost free.  But it is dry and sunny and forecast is for a milder night and better tomorrow.  Housework calls methinks.  That does keep you warm.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 20:18

Oh flumpy nice of you to ask.  He is recovering and being sensible and reducing his commitments .  His cold is going and he thinks his mucous membrane will heal in time so when that happens he should not be so susceptible to cold bugs.  Nothing much on for me this week so should get lots done in the garden.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 13:20

Oh what a delight it was working in the garden this morning. Green wheeliebin is full up and I just gasped with awe at some of the sights.  My pink "Generous Gardener " rose is still smelling delicious and has more than a dozen roses in bloom or bud.  My tulip tree still has all its leaves and they are turning yellow.  My gingko biloba tree is shedding its lovely yellow leaves.  Hellebores and hebes are looking good.  Even fuchsias and weigelas!  Though I have carpets of fallen apples the trees still seem to be laden.  A true Garden of Eden this Sunday morning but i have resisted the temptation of too much work and not enough appreciation!
















My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 11:28

Been out with my camera as we have wall to wall blue sky and the oak trees still have their autumn foliage.  Going out to work now as there is so much to do and will not be better weather for doing it in.  Should not get too warm in this and have to come in for a rest!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 08:44

Temperature went down to 1degree through the night but the conservatory heater did its work .  The forecast is for zero tonight.  But the sun is out and the wind has dropped so more chance of getting out in the garden today to do some tidying up.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 21:38

Oh bad luck flumpy.  Can you anchor your greenhouse with bricks or wedge it with something?  I do not think we have had the last of the windy weather yet.  I took in my dahlia plants this afternoon to the back of the garage which I use as my potting shed but that was all.  It was very cold indeed.  Frost forecast for tonight.

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