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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 08:44

Pictures to colour your day from my kitchen where my Xmas flowers are having some attention.


2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 08:32

Happy New Year to you all, gardening friends old and new. young and old. and welcome to my new thread about my adventures in the garden this year 2017.  They include lots of physical work unearthing my long lost terraces, a new Alpine Tapestry garden, bottle gardening in the conservatory, and growing more vegetables this year.  My 88 year old body is in good nick so how much gets done will depend mostly on the weather which today in Bristol is very grey and dark, but mild - 8 degrees at the moment but forecast to drop rapidly tu 4 this afternoon.  So to add some cheer I will go and photograph some of my Xmas flowers to share with you in my kitchen, as they all need watering now.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 14:11

Last post for 2016.  Wishing you all a Happy Hogmanay.  See you next year with a new thread.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 10:41

Super photo Flumpy!  So nice to see you!  My grandchildren ages run from 12 to 32 so you can be an honorary grand-daughter - HGD for short.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 09:05

Big cooking day today as 8 of the family visiting tomorrow.  6 degrees already and forecast is 9 so no frost or frozen toes .  Having the oven on heats the kitchen too.  I.will try to find time to do a bit in the garden as well.  Have a good Hogmanay everyone.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 13:46

At last my parcel posted three weeks before Xmas has arrived from Ireland.  Well worth waiting for!

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 08:28

Love the hat Flumpy.  We have fog so dense this morning i cannot see the house next door.  I had a call at 8 this morning from parcelforce to say my parcel would be delivered today as they picked it up from the PO yesterday.  Forecast is for a mild day tomorrow here in Bristol then rain on Sunday.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/12/2016 at 14:18

Forecast was wrong.  It was 8 degrees at one o'clock so out I went in the sunshine and worked on my lost terraces.  Wheeliebin does not get emptied till Tuesday because of the holidays but I managed to squeeze a lot more in by sheer brute force.  Whacked now but so happy at the work I got done.  It is supposed to be mild till next Monday.  Here's hoping.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/12/2016 at 10:09

I like Marshalls too, Liriodendron.  Never been disappointed with them.  The native snowdrops are flowering now, not just the elwesii varieties.  A few of my hellebores have buds too.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/12/2016 at 09:06

Oh my goodness it is even colder this morning, minus 3 and only forecast to get to 4 degrees so no gardening today.  I will tidy the conservatory.  My parcelforce redelivery did not materialise so I will have to try to find a person on the end of the telephone somewhere.  

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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

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