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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 09:20

Pollution from the Sahara forecast today so will try to stay indoors as much as I can.  Plenty of cooking to get on with as one son and partner coming to supper tomorrow and another son coming on Saturday.  I have a few cards to take to the postbox but that is quite near.  Drier today and windier but so very mild.  Rain is forecast after lunch so that should help clear the pollution .  I can remember many years ago when my late husband found his cherished dark green Wolseley covered in red dust!  He was calling himself all the names for not putting it in the garage.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 20:49

My big Xmas grocery shop is coming tomorrow so getting fridge freezer and freezer organised to take it.  Ordering online is super.  I hate self - service so try to avoid big supermarkets but online is all done for you.  I will decorate the three Xmas cakes over the weekend.  I watered everything that needed it in the conservatory today.  The weather is unbelievably mild still.  TY for your good wishes flumpy.  I find making sure I know the name of all the plants I show and getting the timing right is a surefire hit.  Last year one lady announced loudly mine was the best they had had all year.  As I do not charge the treasurer must have been wondering why he wa paying out so much for the others in expenses and charges!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 10:13

Damp garden again this morning with puddles still left though it is brightening up now and dry forecast for all the rest of the day.  I should be able to get some planting and pruning done.  I will hone my talk this morning to make sure it is not too long.  Could job laptops have clocks on.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 16:02

Bad the rain this afternoon.  I have just been out to the postbox and found two men at work signs outside my front garden - pavement work tomorrow then.  Yes I too get withdrawal symptoms when I cannot get anything done outside though the conservatory does help.  TV crews galore round our way lately because of filming the Brailsford Lights.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 09:24

Very dull and damp again this morning in Bristol but oh so mild - no heating needed indoors.  Heavy rain forecast for the afternoon so any gardening will have to be done this morning..  I will bring in some of the Charles Ross apples off the tree as the birds are flocking to eat them off the tree.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 22:07

Very well TY GWRS.  You do get around.  I managed to do quite a bit of pruning and planted three carnation  plant in my perfume garden.  We are do for record mild weather here at the end of the week so the flowers will keep on appearing.  i bet Antwerp is beautiful for Xmas.  Enjoy.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 11:19

Got camellias ready too fidgetbones.  Bristol CC charge pensioners like me £15 a year but it is for the whole year.  My neighbours sometimes give me space in their bins when mine is full.  Mine is half full now as it is splendid gardening weather at the moment but i took minutes off my coffee break to snap these two blue flowers greeting me this Monday morning.

 Iris inguicularis

 Campanuls porsch -something or other.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 09:42

Another dull dark morning but rain forecast from lunchtime onwards so up the garden this morning to gat my fresh air fix and do some pruning.  An empty green wheeliebin on a Monday is very rare for me.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 22:12

My talk is entitled "A whistlestop tour of my garden through the seasons in the year Bristol was the  European Green Capital", GWRS.  A sort of lvfe concentration of this thread on the forum.  Flumpy Charlie the cat is well over 15..  We had a pure white cat that lived to be 21.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 12:32

Just had a phone call asking for a talk and slide show next Friday so hve just spent an hour picking out 200 photos.  As it is the end of the year I thought I would give a whistlestop tour through the months.  It was such fun .  I just kept saying oh just look at that to myself.  Some editing and timing check to do but the back of it is broken.  Good job it was not sunny or I would have been up the garden out of earshot of the phone.

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