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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 09:28

The back of the house wall in my friend's tiny garden yesterday.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 09:07

Hello everybody after a lovely day with fourteen of my family.  Weather warm but cloudy today but rain forecast for this afternoon so must get out there.  The forecast is for three days of rain and it is sorely needed.  Pat your posts keep getting repeated two days running.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 09:26

TY Pat.  I will.  The scones are time to get the camera out today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 08:04

I see the common name for leucopogon is beard heath which makes sense as the Greek leucopogon means white beard so the fringes are the beard bit.  And being ericacious explains the heath bit.  It would not grow well in Bristol being we are so alkaline.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 07:53

My patio set was a special offer with £70 off, nearly half price in the Guardian Newspaper shop summer sale.  I always look there first when shopping as I have always been delighted with my purchases and they do next day delivery for a small fee.  That little native shrub looks pretty.  I like scented flowers.

21 degrees and sunshine all day forecast with no rain so my visitors are in luck.  Off to bake 3 dozen fruit scones, tidy up and find some non gardening clothes to wear.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 22:53

No rain here yet, flumpy.  I have made two large cakes tonight and will get up early and make a big batch of fruit scones.  I have also made a strawberry jelly from some of my strawberries to go with ice-cream as my two youngest grandchildren are only 11 and 12.  The forecast is for heavy rain tonight but no sign of any yet.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 18:15

Just heard another two of the family are coming tomorrow so that makes 14.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 18:06

It took me an hour and a half to bolt my patio set together but I managed it and now all my visitors have a decent seat in the garden tomorrow.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 09:51

Aah Pat I remember so well sitting glued to the TV with my French 15 year old pupil who had come to learn English in Bristol in his summer holidays.  He came the following two summers as well so I was well up on the sport of cycling.  Yes we get warned to protect from UV A and B when UV is high like it is now and to wear a hat and light cotton clothing.  We were also warned to keep away from tea, coffee and alcohol this heatwave.  The forecast for tonight is dire.  I think there will be a lot of flooding.  There have been a few scrub fires so the rain might put an end to them.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 08:11

Another lovely day getting hot in the afternoon and warning of thunderstorms from 7pm right through the night.  That should fill up the waterbutts but make the garden very wet for my visitors tomorrow.  Making cakes today and scones early tomorrow morning.  Big online shopping coming this evening from my supermarket.  i am so glad I became IT literate when i reached 80.  It is like having a whole horde of servants when necessary.  

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