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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 21:15

I grew a lot of my presents and make three Xmas cakes.  The grandchildren get money which is appreciated especially by the university students.  Next week I am going to see "Abigail's Party" at the theatre and to a Xmas dinner invite from the Church ladies who visit my garden in May.  I have bought some presents online and have started my cards.  The ones for abroad are all posted.  In two weeks time I will get out my manger and put the lights on in the conservatory where the pelargoniums are looking very Xmassy.  I can hear the wind getting up now I have put the telly off!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 14:28

Oh dear it has started to rain and it will soon be getting dark.  Here are some of my winter violas planted out on top of dark purple crocuses from the Secret Gardening Club.  The little birds were bought in the Oxfam shop donkeys' years ago for pennies.  I could not visualise being without my picnic table outside the kitchen to play on in the winter months - easy to run indoors when it rains.

 

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 11:17

We have a St. Nicholas Market that is open all year round near St. Nicholas Church. GWRS.  It is a lovely old part of Bristol by the river and always looks lovely but of course superb at Xmas.  Bath is only a few miles away where there are streets of chalets all beautifully decorated for Xmas looking superb with the Abbey and Pump rooms behind them.  The sun is bright and warm here today and my green wheeliebin is half full again already.  I will go back out after my coffee.  I had five and a bit pages og offers from the secret Gardening Club this morning but restricted myself to four - 3x a white bergenia, sx Primula Wanda (I only have the purple one), 3x a Pink pink and ao blue anemones.  More work for me next week!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 08:40

Bright and dry this morning so should be able to get busy filling up the green wheeliebin once it has been emptied.  I will tidy the back of the garage and put my big pots of tender plants in there just in case the weather turns at the weekend.  They are all near enough to be just rolled into place.  The wheelbarrow is full of rainwater so will put that into one of my barrels and tip up tje wheelbarrow on the side of the caravan to keep dry over winter.  I just cannot bet on this very mild weather continuing much longer.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 14:47

Hello flumpy.  I have managed to get some work done in the garden as it stayed dry but the wind is getting strong now.  I planted my new large purple crocuses under a dozen viola plants and planted out six perennials,  The winter newsletter from the Botanic garden has just arrived and they are renewing their members open garden days to make funds next year so may apply for that if they can find an organiser.  I can imagine hordes of people going round sniffing all my perfumed plants!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 12:29

Back from the shops and saw antirrhinums, campanulas and violas in full flower in a front garden as if it was the middle of summer.  The wind is getting stronger now so I may just get started on the cards and leave the gardening till a calmer day.  No rain forecast through the day till Monday and staying mild.  Our part of Bristol had its  Xmas lights done by the Brailsford brothers, Lee and Paul who made my super potager for me , on TV this morning and last night.  They have made several of the daily papers this year too.  It is just round the corner from me in the next street.

Christmas songs with plant names in the title

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 08:41

Love is a Christmas Rose.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 08:37

Dull and damp again this morning but still very mild and calm till late afternoon so may get to the shops to buy my Xmas cards.  They are starting to arrive here and the ones for abroad need to be posted.  I may cram a bit more into the green wheeliebin afterwards to get emptied tomorrow morning.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 20:12

Will do Snow.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 14:10

Yes Snow the dogwoods are very good red this year.  My white heather humps are just opening their buds now so I will soon be sticking my red sticks all over to make my joke white and red hedgehogs.  It was really warm out in the garden today.  I have switched off the heating but perhaps I need to remove a layer or two of clothing as the temperature is forecast to stay at 14 or 15 for the rest of this week at least.

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