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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 12:32

I have just taken a picture of my Owl family for my fb friends who love seeing them in my pictures so thought you might like to see them  I have an Owl watch too.  And a private club of "Wise Old Owls" but you have to be 80 to get into that one.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 11:47

James Wong in the Guardian is writing about "Lawns" without grass this week!  Always knew my gardening was at the forefront when it comes to design!  I would not recommend Pratia though unless you have a very large garden like me and most people don't nowadays.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 11:02

Flumpy that is beautiful, TY.  Hard lines about the car and the beeping people!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 08:31

Everywhere is white again and only 5 degrees forecast for Bristol today so very cold though dry and sunny.  I think it is a cooking and baking day for me today.  It will keep me warm and replenish my stocks.  Next week is set to warm up again.  I hope you are all managing to stay warm.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 21:25

The last of the roses - aym280 - "The Generous Gardener" this bush is called.  It flowers for months on end and has lovely big hips on now which are orange.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 15:17

I have been up the garden and put my booty into water.  Unbelievable that such unrelenting hard frost has not spoiled a thing.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 13:09

I am expecting redwings shortly.  They usually come to us when they have exhausted the supplies of berries in the east in a harsh winter.  Lots of pinecones waiting for me to pick up for Xmas.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 11:29

I am expecting the hard frosts we have had this month already to break down the soil nicely too Joyce and to kill off a few fungal troubles and slugs!  My neighbour's son has filled a huge builder's bag with debris from my garden!  He is a treasure.  Outside temp. is 6 already so hopeful I can do a bit this afternoon.  Any bedraggled flowers will be rescued for the house and I may gather some holly and put it in the cool of the garage in case the birds start to eat the berries.  I noticed a few blackbirds feasting on my cotoneaster berries this morning.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 08:57

Hip hip hooray.  Our weather forecast in Bristol today promises 7 degrees in the afternoon and three hours of sunshine from noon onwards but the sun is out already!  Now that is just the news to make an old girl really blissfully happy -plus having my laptop back in working order!  I should be able to get out in the garden working and will see how far down the last prunings mountain is as the lad next door came round to help himself to some "wood" yesterday.  6 degrees is the cut-off point for me going out because of my heart condition so I could not go out yesterday as it did not get beyond 5.  And it was a bit foggy!  Quite easy to get lost in my garden in the fog as it is so big and you cannot tell one bush/tree from another when the leaves have all fallen.  Last December was so mild this year seems like a betrayal.

Planting Ideas please

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 11:41

Alpines come to mind as they love morning sun, slopes and poor soil.  The ones that spread will anchor the soil and stop any weeds.

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