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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 13:57

Always make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.  Great load of delicious soup made - had some for lunch and had to don raincoat and wellies to go up to the potager for parsley to sprinkle on top as it has been so mild this winter I have not needed to put any into the conservatory to keep growing.  So windy here now as well as still raining.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 11:00

Wow how it is raining!  It has not stopped all morning so decided a cooking day is needed.  I chicken carcass is now simmering to make stock for chicken minestrone soup and I shall make a big batch of scones and spice buns to go in the freezer.  When gardening weather arrives again I shall not have to waste time cooking.  Yes flumpy I expect my forsythias out in the garden are bursting their buds too. Such a pity the weather is so dire for your week off.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 08:40

Duckpond already outside the kitchen and it is pouring with lots more to come by the look of the sky.  So dark I have the light on.  No gardening today then and getting colder through the night too.  But the forsythia twigs I picked in January are opening their buds indoors now so spring does not seem so far away.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 21:40

Aah the best laid schemes o' mice and Marion gang aft awry!  It rained on and off all day - but the conservatory is very smart now!  Just watched a lovely film called "Up".  Definitely in my second childhood. ( perhaps my third).  We have a yellow warning all day tomorrow for heavy rain and strong winds so bunkering down.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 12:15

I worked in the conservatory till the rain stopped but hope to start filling up the green wheeliebin again this afternoon when I plant six perennial plants.  I smell of hyacinths now.  Finding lots of blue and orange primulas in my bargain basement plugs - my favourite colours.




My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 08:43

Awww blackcountry lass, such a nice thing to say.  I may be able to go gardening today or at least this morning but forecast for tomorrow is a yellow warning for heavy rain and gales again so I shall have to batten down the hatches.  It is still mild however so not much heating needed which bodes well for the gas and electricity bills at end of month.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 16:22

Such a splendid day of gardening I had to take some pictures - nothing to beat snowdrops at dusk.  The Tete a Tete daffodils under my sarcococca are just ope





ning their buds too and second crop of Iris reticulata.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 10:24

Yes, it has its advantages, Verdun!  No cold callers as I cannot hear the telephone ring and could not hear them anyway.  A passing neighbour has taken my letter to the Post box (to save my legs, she said!  Little does she know how much they are used!) but it did mean I was dressed for outdoors so did a safari round the snowdrops and crocuses and daffodils.  Missed hearing the birds though as they usually greet me.  I have had no balance problems while doing the household chores so plan on going out in the garden to fill up the green wheeliebin as it gets emptied tomorrow morning.  Especially as the sun has just appeared - hooray.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 08:36

I have decided it is better to live in a silent world rather than risk being unbalanced to typing with no hearing aids in at all.  Weather mild today again but cloudy.  Good day to check what needs watering in the conservatory.  Yes Verdun the sarcococca scents the whole of my fernery and bamboo grove.  i am always amazed at how much perfume comes from one plant albeit one that is getting too big for its pot.  I think this summer it will have to be moved into the garden proper.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 21:18

I am going to post the broken hearing aid to the clinic tomorrow and let them mend it or replace it.  The hearing firm evidently hire the consulting room when they need it from the surgery and make appointments from the clinic.  This privitisation of NHS services is so clumsy.  I will stay home safe from traffic and falling over till it is sorted .  Thank goodness for online grocery shopping.  The Hearing clinic is not online but if I cannot get it sorted myself I have an email address for Action on Hearing Loss Charity.  Don't worry.  I have been widowed for 27 years so am used to looking after myself.

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