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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 16:58

Since a suny day is forecast for tomorrow and the cloudy conditions today are better for taking pics I have been up the garden with my camera.  My neighbour has filled in three of the "windows" in his work of art wall and will be doing the remaining three next weekend.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 16:07

Good for you, Clarington.  My visitor to my tangled hair certainly got stuck into the flowers on the lemon balm as soon as I put him there but he was in the middle of brambles which have finished flowering , in fact I am picking the berries, so you could be right.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 15:53

It was too dozy to sting.  I just picked it up and carried it out to the garden.  I cannot get on with mobile phones - tried with twl old ones the children gave me but they are too fiddly for me..  I have done quite a bit of weeding despite it threatening to rain all the time - a few spots now and again.  The garden needs some rain but we may get some through the night which is the best time to have it.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 11:48

What is up with the dozy bumble bees?.  One must have fallen out of the brambles I am working amongst and dropped into my hair so when i put the brush through my hair when I came in to escape the rain it fell out on my dressing table.  Looks OK now out on the lemon balm.  Could it be that apple blossom shampoo?

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 08:31

Wiveliscombe in Somerset, flumpy , but the theme was 1950's at the seaside which must bring lots of nostalgic happy memories back to the ladies which is lovely at their age and must help the 91 year old who is almost totally blind.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 21:11

So beautiful flumpy.  Big plants make a statement and that is an elegant statement.Just watched "Love your Garden" make a lovely seaside theme garden for two ladies of 91 and 86.  It looked gorgeous.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 16:13

Yes that is where we  used to stay.  I still make the beef and pork stew we had there.  I brought quite a few recipes home because  the children loved the food.  I never could find a place to buy there favourite fizzy drink - i think it was called Kinnie or something similar and was very pleasant - made from herbs, a bit like Coca cola but not sweet.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 15:51

Oh Yes. love Malta.  we used to take the children to Melleiha Bay (spelling?) and one of them loved Gozo so much he has taken his partner there repeatedly.  The people are so friendly - they would invite you into see their garden and give the children pomegranites off the tree.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 12:37

I did have a few drops of rain but kept on going as it was not much so come in for dry clothes and some lunch now.  Looking forward to your houseplant picture, flumpy.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 10:13

Aww that sounds lovely.  It is new to you so definitely a new car.  I have been up the garden to bring down the weeds I collected yesterday to the green wheeliebin which is full again, so they will have to line up now waiting for Friday.  My neighbour has filled in the "windows" in his new wall of three of the sections - all different.  Another three to do.

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