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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 14:44

And the hellebores and bergenia are still spectacular not to mention the primulas..


2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 14:27

Lots and lots of flowers in my garden this afternoon.


2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 13:08

I went to the surgery for my check-up with the nurse and my BP was spot on !40/80 so he sent off some blood tests and gave me a ten minute appointment with our new GP next Wednesday evening to get the results.  I think the surgery may have decided to give we who are approaching ninety a yearly check-up.  I do not have any adverse symptoms so not expecting any devious results.  Weather great for gardening and the green wheeliebin was emptied this morning so bamboo here i come.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 08:27

 degrees already today and forecast to reach 11 in the afternoon.  My friend visited Painswick Rococo gardens in Gloucestershire with his gardening club and emailed me lovely pictures of the maze, snowdrops and ferns in the grounds.  


2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 11:26

Very sunny and mild and dry today so I went to get my repeat prescription full of the joys of spring and found the pharmacy had a note from my doctor to have my BP checked which I did only to find it was very high so now i have a checkup tomorrow morning.  Grr just when i wanted to take advantage of every daylight hour to catch up a bit in the garden.I know a garden is never ever completely done but after the cold weather mine is sadly neglected.  I will get some done now though after coffee and Madeira cake( the real stuff with lots of spice and nuts on top not what the recipe books in English give you at all!)

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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 09:42

9 degrees already at 8 oclock when i got up after a  late night at the theatre.  The play "Dinner" started with a butler holding the centrepiece for the dining table which was of Birds of Paradise flowers and made the audience gasp followed by another one when the hostess arrived in a spectacularly beautiful red evening gown.  From then on you had to forget about good taste but i defy anyone to get bored at that play!  Raining a little outside but I think it is getting brighter so may be able to get out gardening.  My St. Valentines's flowers are all arranged on my new tablecloth and I have an authentic Madeira cake from the island to enjoy today,  Lovely crocuses Joyce.  I hope your cold is over.  Liriodendron we are in for some springlike weather the next few days and mild nights too.  The daffodils are opening their buds outside.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 08:48

That was supposed to read 10 degrees.  Forecast is for 9 degrees today and we may have some rain but it is not so chilly now so may get some gardening done.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 16:28

!) degrees in Bristol - yes double figures.  Feels really balmy!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 11:38

I have been out in the garden and worked for a half hour till the wind took my breath away which drove me indoors despite the lovely bright sunshine.  Still our weatherman has promised springlike weather for later in the week and my snowdrops are just gorgeous with some beautiful stately tall ones.  Just walking around admiring them and my cyclamen has given me rosy cheeks!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 08:34

Ahhh, that's better = 4 degrees already and 9 forecast.  Quite bright, dry and some blue sky in Bristol so expecting to get some gardening done today.  Might fill up the green wheeliebin.   I am sure the sleep in the afternoon did you good Joyce.  i hope you are feeling better today.

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