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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 15:33

When i saw the snow this morning I did not think i would get anything done in the garden today but the temperature hit 6 at 2.30 so like a shot I was out in the sunshine and got a good hour in.  Milder weather forecast for the weekend too.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 13:25

Temperature at its highest for today so going out in the sunshine to put out green wheeliebin etc for emptying tomorrow morning.  A bit early but supposed to be icy weather on the way so needs must.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 08:27

Yes Liriodendron, winter is well and truly here.  We have a covering of snow in Bristol this morning.  Still only 1 degree so very icy.  As it is forecast to only reach 5 degrees I will not be venturing outside.  The heater is on in the conservatory where my pelargoniums are making a brave show.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 14:29

Still raining here but getting colder.  The first few buds have  opened on my prepared hyacinths and they are perfuming the kitchen beautifully.  They are a heritage variety, Jan Bos.  

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 08:39

Still feels mild outside at 6 degrees but forecast is downhill to 2 or 3 degrees this afternoon with yellow warning of snow and ice on the roads.  I dashed out to the garden to plant two rhododendron cuttings I found in my Xmas bunch of chrysanthemums and the stems pushed easily into the ground.  Warm ground and icy rain is the mixture needed for thundersnow so we shall see.  In all the 53 years I have been tending this garden we have never had thundersnow!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 12:25

My piggy seems to have been enjoying himself wallowing in the mud!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 12:24

I didn't get as far as the snowdrops before an icy cold wind sent me back home.  but the hellebores are flowering and the catkins and variegated leaves are making a beautiful display this January.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 11:42

.  I must take the camera up the garden.  The catkins and snowdrops are out in force. Worked myself to a standstill so in for coffee.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 10:49

We have brilliant January sunshine and my Xmas present flowers and plants are loving it.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 08:56

A mild 11 degrees this morning but all downhill from now.  Yellow met office warning for snow in Bristol tomorrow!  Glad I worked hard in the garden yesterday.  I may get a bit done today.  

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