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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 14:05

Oh my I have one tough job on!  My 50 eranthis in the green have just arrived from Sarah Raven.  They are tiny, even for an alpine gardener.  I shall plant them ten at a time, first ten already done using a dessert spoon instead of a trowel!  They all have tiny buds on so will have the flowers soon.  Right off to do the second ten!  This is one time when being petite with tiny hands is a blessing!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 11:49

!0 degrees on my garden thermometer so warm enough for just a jumper and rugby trousers.  Everything is growing apace now.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 10:23

Temperature gradually creeping up so should be able to get out in the garden soon as it is dry and bright and no rain forecast till this evening.  Daffodils here I come ( well after my coffee).

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 14:39

I have two pots with pale blue violets flowering their socks off and smelling delightful.  i bought three plants last year and put one in the border right at the front but cannot find it now!  I used to have wild violets in the garden but they are not showing either.  I think they prefer shade and do not like drying out.  Your best bet is probably from seed and keep a few back to grow on in pots like me.  I am amazed how big a plant I have for one year's growing.  Hope that helps Joyce.  Their smell is to die for.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 13:15

No Verdun though I do have some cognac!  It has been so lovely gardening in the sun this morning.  the garden is looking so lush i just had to get my camera out.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 11:42

Great gardening weather.  Just come in for a drink but will be going out again soon.  Lots of cleavers to pull up while they are small!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 09:00

Wind hs dropped and dry and bright out so hope to get out in the garden soon.  

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 21:39

Muh too windy in Bristol with winds reaching 50mph and frequent showers for me to venture out in the garden.  hoping for better day tomorrow.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 08:30

I was right.  Woke up to a soaking wet garden and though it is dry and sunny at the moment the forecast is for rain all day even hail!  Ah well next three days are forecast to be dry so perhaps a day indoors will not hurt.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 15:55

Such a lovely warm (yes - warm ) day for gardening!  I ditched my gardening coat and just gardened in my Monty jumper(roll neck).  We have had a slight sunny shower but it was not much and everywhere smells really fresh now.  I bet it is not repeated tomorrow!

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Casualties of the weather

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