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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 15:56

Sunny morning so i got some more bamboo cut before the rain came.  It was quite mid working though and the primulas are arriving in many colours now not just yellow so looks more springlike.Forecast for the end of the week is not so good though.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 09:07

Warmer this morning at 5 degrees and the sun is out and temperature forecast of 9 which suits me fine for gardening. Just as long as we escape the heavy showers also in the forecast!  

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 16:31

Awww two lovely email pics from my friend today - a Dutchman's Pipe in bloom at the Botanic Garden and Iris reticulate "Harmony" in bloom in his garden.

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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 11:58

Frost gone now so I cut down some more bamboo.  I should have that terrace cleared for the spring then I will cheer it up with pots of tulips and daffs.It was a bit cold on the hands and feet but the rest of my body was lovely and warm and I am sure all that stretching and bending out in the fresh air and natural light is good for you in the winter.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 10:57

I refreshed my laptop as it was running very slow.  It took an hour to do it!  But like new again.  Colder this morning with white frost everywhere but dry and not forecast to rain till the evening so I should get out in the garden and some jobs done and blow away the cobwebs accumulated while waiting for the computer.  I think IT would drive me mad if I did not have a garden to escape  to!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 22:17

A lot of cricks in  the neck there Flumpy!  but they are lovely. TY.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 15:43

Got a lot done in the garden and took pics.  my snowdrops are very promiscuous and have offspring all over the garden now  The £10 bulb of Galanthus elwesii "Colossus" must have been a favourite with the bees as their are giants head and shoulders above the others all over the place. What a stud!  One of these days I will spend a few hours searching for a new variety among my many thousands of plants now.  The variety called " Trym" was found in a garden in Westbury on Trym just a mile from me.  So I live in snowdrop country (or in my case "city")  

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 08:53

Not promised sunshine today in the forecast but then it was a surprise yesterday!  Only 3 degrees this morning and forecast for 6 but dry so may get the green wheeliebin filled again and some pics taken.  My friend of the tiny garden in Bristol has more crocuses in flower - this time Zwanenburg Bronze and I spy a small purple one .

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 15:20

Beautiful sunshine so lots of work done in the garden.  Ready for a cup of tea now.  i hope it is repeated tomorrow this gorgeous weather.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 13:24

I believe the weave is a type of seersucker.

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