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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 09:08

Lovely sunshine this morning and the wheeliebins will be emptied shortly which is my cue to fill the green one up again.  I can see more daffodils have opened up from the kitchen this morning.  When I start splitting the snowdrops at the weekend I will bring some down to plant in the slate scree.  They will show up nicely there from next year onwards.and i will see them from the kitchen and the conservatory.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 14:47

Sun shining brightly now so have put out the green wheeliebin filled to the brim with laurel cuttings from my neighbour's hedge and now i can see the snowdrops that were beneath it - Sam Arnot i think.  The sun has brought out all the smiling faces in my flowers,  Two perfect Cool Wave pansies and three red and yellow tulips - so early!


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 12:13

Gone noon and just drying up.  I will give it an hour or so before I venture out.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 08:33

Very wet but very mild at present in Bristol.  11 degrees but set to tumble through the morning so, when it is dry in the afternoon it will be cold .  Such topsy turvy weather.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 22:09

Iris reticulata, flumpy1.  They are bulbs you buy in July and plant in September.  Outside they need to be planted deeply if you want them to flower every year.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 17:12

My goodness our road looks smart.  We had the pavements tarred today.  They are quite dark at the moment while they dry and my chimonathes looks spectacular with the new black pavement at the foot of the wall it clambers over.  I have never seen it so covered in its red blossom as it is this year.  It was splendid gardening weather and i have filled the green wheeliebin ready to put it out tomorrow evening.  The tar should be dry by then.  More and more daffodils are opening now and crocuses too.  The blossom on the prunus should be opening soon.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 09:07

My goodness we are promised 11degrees today and it is 9 already.  My friend's tiny Garden in the heart of Bristol which is very sheltered has delivered iris reticulata and a vase of roses which would indicate autumn if not summer.  I have some flower plants behaving like evergreens, notably antirrhinums and wallflowers.  Strange times to be a gardener.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 22:07

Sow your sweet peas after soaking in warm water, five to a 9cm. pot and grow them indoors for now, flumpy 1.  Those botanical crocuses are very tiny but perfect and pure white.petals.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 12:32

Such a lovely day for gardening.  I attacked next door's laurel hedge which has stolen about six feet from my border with gusto and it was a whole hour before I breathlessly substitutesd my camera for my secateurs thanks to the Digoxen my doctor put me on for my arrythmia of my heart yesterday.  Last week a half hour was the limit before I had to take a break!  I like that kind of magic!  The garden is more beautiful still now the daffodils and botanical crocuses are opening in the slate scree.

 Snowflakes have joined the snowdrops.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 09:44

A much better day today.  It is 5 degrees already and bright and dry so out in the garden shortly as there does not seem to be any wind.

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