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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 08:43

Sunny and mild and dry in Bristol today with rain forecast for late afternoon so should get some gardening done.  

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 03/03/2017 at 08:44

I am so glad I had a good day out in the garden yesterday as it appears to have been raining all night and the forecast is for it to continue till 10pm!   Very bleak indeed.  At least the green wheeliebin will be emptied and ready for the next dry day.  That last remark is due to me being very influenced by the book "Polyanna" as a child!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 17:44

Such a splendid day out in the garden working.  Only stopping now and again to sniff my violets or the cherry blossom or the wallflower buds just opening.  The garden is full of flowers so I took some pictures.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 10:58

I have been out in the wind and stuffed the green wheeliebin full to be empted tomorrow morning.  My daffodils were dancing all round me as the wind is still pretty fierce but that just gives me pink cheeks and the sun is lovely on my face.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 08:45

Better day today aym280!  We have high winds at the moment but sunny and dry and wind set to drop in a couple of hours so looks hopeful for gardening.  And at 9 degrees it is safe for me to venture forth  I must say such changeable weather makes each day very adventurous.  And eerie a times like now when the wind is howling down the chimney!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 14:37

The smell from my violets is lovely and the hellebores are still delightful.  Some of my daffodils.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 12:26

I have had a lovely morning in the sun gardening and hope to get more done after lunch.  Happy to report my daffodils are spreading themselves like my snowdrops have.  It really pleases me when I see my plants ae happy in the conditions I give them!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 08:38

That is my Japanese Cherry aym280.   I bought a joblot of 6 Cyclamen coum and was delighted with them.  There is one with white flowers somewhere.  I will no doubt find it again one day.  I tend to tuck them in shady places.  Today and tomorrow are set to be dry and warm enough to garden but rain forecast in the following days so must get busy.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 17:51

I dodged the showers to get a record of what is making a good show in my garden this last day of February.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 12:45

TY Verdun.  It worked like magic till after 12 then the heavy icy rain and strong wind sent me scurrying indoors again or it might just have been the thought of a big pile of pancakes for lunch!!!

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