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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 08:59

Such a wet start to the week!  Garden soaked from heavy rain overnight and forecast is for it to continue all day.  It is 11 degrees now but set to fall steadily throughout the day so cooler weather and even frost on the way.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 09:27

Drizzly out today but the hyacinths are superb.  The first pic is in my garden and the rest in my friend's small garden in the inner city which is always one degree warmer than where I live.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 09:04

It was the AGS meeting last night where Dr. Page gave us a splendid talk on alpines in Botanic Gardens and I won this lovely pot of hyacinths - three bulbs, six flower spikes.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 10:55

In my garden this sunny St. Patrick's Day.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 22:12

Two plays and one musical - no details yet.  I am not fussy.  At 88 you are grateful to be taken out anywhere but we are blessed in Bristol as far as drama and musucals are concerned both professional and amateur.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 08:40

Cloudy in Bristol but dry so should get more early potatoes planted.  Invited to son no3's home for Mother's Day lunch and three theatre treats.Busy, busy.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 12:30

You too GWRS.  I came in for some coffee and to open my post and my friend had sent me his Petits Fours fron the Master's Circle dinner he went to last week in Oxford.  They were called Bakewell Macaroon, Mint chocolate cream and White chocolate and Bailey's fudge on the scrumptious looking menu!  What a reward for a hectic morning's gardening!

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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 12:39

Just run out to sniff my apricot ones for you Joyce and they do have a slight perfume!  Nothing like as strong as the blue ones though they may smell stronger if indoors.  They are in full flower now and a lovely colour which goes well with the gold of daffodils.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 11:03

Fine day for gardening but have email notice of a parcel being delivered from Royal mail so will have to stay close to house.  i think it may be my magnolia trees.  I had some tree seeds from the Woodland Trust which had already germinated in the post!  Who would have thought trees were that easy but then given its freedom Britain would be covered in trees in very little time!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 08:34

Such a lovely sunny Monday and forecast is for sunny and warm all day.  Looking forward to getting lots of work done in the garden.

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