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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 14:54

Beautiful sunny day but too cold for me to venture out so sent off for my seed order so not feeling the day has been a waste altogether!  Rain forecast for tomorrow too.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 08:50

Oh gosh we are not so lucky wth the weather as you are GWRS - coldest day of the winter at -3 degrees this morning and only forecast to reach +3 in the late afternoon so no gardening for me today but it is twelth night so will gather up the Xmas cards and get out the duster.  Dusting to dance music should warm me up.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 12:40

Oh my goodness Flumpy.  You will be the smartest gardener around in those boots!  Electricians gone after filling eight pages of forms.  They tested everything and nothing to worry about.  He said three lights all going at once was just a coincidence.  It was very mild so while the lights and power were off in the house I took myself out on my terraces and took some pictures to show you how I am getting on.  Still lots to do  but getting some help at the weekend.

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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 08:33

Much milder this morning, already 6 degrees and forecast is for 8 but the electrician and his mate should be here all day so no gardening will be possible.  Frosty again tomorrow and only 3 degrees then rain forecast for Friday.  Ah well there is always the conservatory.  I could switch on the propagator and start off some vegetable seeds.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 16:49

I managed to get out in the garden after lunch as the temp soared to 6 degrees in the sunshine so used my new very sharp secateurs on some bamboo and started filling the green wheeliebin which was emptied this morning.  There is so much to do I feel cheated if I have not been able to make even a small dent in the work.  See-saw temperatures this week so I will have to be adaptable with my time.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 10:10

The bss has just called - electrician cannot come today as no labourer has turned up for work after the holiday and he is needed as some of the jobs require climbing a ladder.  So hopefully he will come tomorrow instead.  Perhaps it will be warmer then.  It is still very hard frost so no going outside for me today.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 09:06

My goodness such a hard frost this morning.  Still only 0 degrees,  Electrician expected soon.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 20:25

My friend sent me pics of his hippeastrum "Terra Cotta Star" which has just started to bloom.   


2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 13:47

Goldfinch 60 start now with cut and come gain salad leaves as salads in the shops will be very dear soon due to flooding in southern Spain!  Ready to eat from sowing in a week and do well on kitchen windowsill.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 09:07

Splendid day yesterday Flumpy. TY.  We too have hard frost and still 0 degrees this morning and forecast only to get to 4 so no outdoors for me today.  I have enough left overs to feed me for some time to come and someone left Yesterday's "Times" newspaper so I have plenty of reading there!  Youngest son has promised to come next weekend to help me with the terracing.  Electrician coming tomorrow for thw whole day to check all my electrics.

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