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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 21:08

Flumpy since my years of exercising to music with the Keep Fit association I have always done 15 minutes of stretch bend and twist before going out in the garden to work.  Better to be warmed up before you start.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 10:42

And to you, Busy-Lizzie.  Just take it as poetic license about the daffodils.  I am sure the church will look lovely.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 08:58

Hazy sunshine today and forecast is fir dry and mild so food shopping first for Easter visitors then out in the garden.  It is good to have my appetite back after my recent illness.  I hope you had Fynnan haddock, flumpy.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 16:11

Still drizzling in Bristol but I protected my camera with my raincoat to show you the delights in my garden this Good Friday.  The Marsh marigolds are opening, the fritillaries too and the tulips just get better and better.  vinca major is flowering the spinney too and the primulas are covered in blooms.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 15:17

You should be pleased with the osteospermums from Mr. F, flumpy.  I have some in pots from last year and one has a pink flower opening.  Should be able to get them planted out this week.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 09:43

Lovely card. flumpy.  Hope you have a peaceful day too.  Green wheeliebin has just been emptied so lots of people do not have the day off here.  Some shops are open.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 09:19

We must have had quite a lot of rain during the night as the garden is soaking wet.  We have a forecast for heavy rain again in the afternoon but it is getting better (the forecast I mean) as the Weekend wears on so high hopes for the Art and Sculpture Exhibition at the Botanic Garden.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 14:59

I had an e-card for Easter from my friend which had lovely spring graphics and choral singing from Bath Abbey set to Houseman's poem in which he says the daffodils die on Easter day.  Unless we have very freak weather mine certainly will not. i even have some in the garage which i forgot to plant which are flowering!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 14:35

The drizzle dwindled a bit so I went out and did an hour of hard work.  Very satisfying to be able to!  My fritillaries are in flower for Easter as well as all the other spring flowers.  Superb growth on my many aquilegias and I will be on the lookout for the dreadful disease that is decimating them.  The first of the rhododendron flowers on my "Shamrock" plant (green flowers) are opening.  So much new life in the spring.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 09:00

Hello flumpy1.  The basil had damping off disease (too cold in my kitchen through the winter) but one teeny plant survived hence the kisscurl.  I cannot take credit for the window boxes - they belong to my friend who has a tiny garden.  The purple flowers are hyacinths.  If you love perfumed flowers like sweet peas, hyacinths are for you, buy the bulbs in July and plant in September. Their perfume is wonderful.

Today I woke up to a very wet Bristol. After staying up late to watch "Pretty Woman" once more on TVand working really hard in the garden yesterday I fell asleep in minutes and only the radio alarm woke me at 7, plus still feeling the effects of loosing an hour last weekend!  Still drizzling a bit outside so may do some seed sowing in the conservatory today.  I brought a bag of seed compost indoors to warm up yesterday.  Glad you like my toys!

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

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