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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.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 08:46

Hello Flumpy.  Been wet through the night in Bristol by the looks of my garden but dry though cloudy now.  No rain forecast for us today so may get some gardening done though I should do some baking first in case of visitors to tea.  I potted up 24 pelargonium plugs I had from T and M (24 for £2.99) when i ordered three magnolia trees yesterday and they are all perked up this morning.  They are Jackpot Mixed so should add some variety to my collection.  I have not ordered from T and M for ages as they disappointed so often but these look a real bargain at 12p each.Broad beans and garlic chives are growing apace in the conservatory now.  i think I will sow some spring onions in there today and perhaps some flowers. My daughter and her family are having a treat at their coast in Northern Ireland on me today as I sent her some money in my card.  So glad the forecast is to be mild today.for them.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 15:33

Fuchsias  are lovely, Flumpy.  I grow some hardy ones in my front and back garden but do not do hanging baskets  Goodness knows how these italics came about!!!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 13:27

TY Flumpy, much better.  Lovely forsythia?

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 11:38

Sunny today in Bristol and 10 degrees when I got up so was out early.  Forecast is to reach 15 but that may be 16 the rate it is warming up at the moment.  Sideways tree again Flumpy!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 10:44

My eldest daughter reaches 60 today so I sent her a quick tour round her old Mum's garden.

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