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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 12:23

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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 12:21

My bird friends are still visiting for their breakfast despite the drizzle we are having.  This is Tosser who sends bread crumbs flying all over the patio, under chairs and the table which suits the robin and blackbird and hedge sparrow fine as they get some shelter to eat their crumbs in.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 08:36

Very mild still at 9 degree but forecast is for heavy rain this morning inn Bristol and a dry spell in the afternoon.  I have just put out the green wheeliebin for emptying and it gets emptied again on Saturday morning so hope for some dry weather to get it filled up again.  Next week we will be back to our regular Friday collection.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 16:44

No gardening as it did not stop drizzling all day and the fog was very persistent too.  No help arrived in the shape of my youngest son but I had told him I no longer garden in the rain in  winter if i can help it so did not really expect him to make the bus journey.  I watched and enjoyed the film "Cromwell" instead.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 08:29

Today seems to be a repeat of yesterday weatherwise - 9 degrees already and very foggy.  If it does not rain I may be able to get out in the garden.  The next four days are continuing mild too , then colder weather is forecast.  

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 16:35

Did an hour in the garden this morning.  Checked on my alpines for the tapestry garden and pleased with the way they are spreading, especially my three different ajugas.  I have ordered three red spreading thyme plants with my seed potatoes which seemed like just the kind of plant I am looking for.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 09:00

Yes Joyce I thought the program very good.  The emphasis was definitely on the enjoyment of gardening which is great encouragement.  Misty today in Bristol again but very mild.  Outside thermometer says 9 degrees already.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 22:10

Two pretty gardens in Big Dreams Small Spaces tonight!  Monty seems to have nearly killed an old apple tree in one garden with his pruning though!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 11:37

I did half an hour in the garden but then it started to rain and it is icy cold rain so I came in.  My email from my friend of the tiny garden showed his new tiny shed.  The old one had 91 snails behind it!!!  He has also fixed up his spotlight on his hippeastrum so the neighbours can enjoy it as they pass at night.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 09:00

Warmer this morning at 3 degrees already but rain forecast for about 2pm so will try to get some gardening done late morning.  GWRS I ordered my seed potatoes and banana shallots yesterday online.  I will saving my egg boxes from now on for chitting!  I dust and vacuum to dance music and dance while I work!  I tend to do the same up and down the garden when the spring arrives and I am not wearing so much outer clothing to keep me warm which can be a hindrance.  I suspect it is a hangover from the war years and "whistle while you work!"Or perhaps from early radio and "It's being so cheerful that keeps me going"!  Whatever. it works.

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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

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