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Posted: 11/11/2014 at 08:57

Such a dreich day so I am happy to have a Xmas Fair to go to later.  I will try to get home in time for "Glorious Gardens from Above".  I do not think any gardening will be done outside today but I have tidied the conservatory.  More flowers opening on the tibouchina and the temperature slightly higher this morning so mild despite the rain we had through the night.  

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 17:02

A program that is packed with sensational delights, including Christine absailing!  It had just about everything - history, geography, drama, music, interesting people with interesting stories to tell, fabulous gardens and plants.  I hope the BBC get international acclaim for this one.  Well done all the production team.  This can be repeated as often as you like as far as I am concerned.


Posted: 10/11/2014 at 16:43

I have just watched "Glorious Gardens from Above"and was completely blown away by it.  Every part of this production is splendid.  It is full of history, geography, drama, music, interesting people with interesting stories to tell, spectacular gardens and gardening and feats accomplished by Christine Walkden in her eagerness to help the gardeners that bring your heart to your mouth.  I do hope the production team get international acclaim for this and this is one program they can repeat time and time again as far as I am concerned.


Posted: 10/11/2014 at 08:43

Another dry day forecast for Bristol and warmer than of late.  I should get a lot of work done outside today.  A new to my garden fox has been running away each time I go up the garden so may find out if he is a new resident or just a visitor.  There are certainly loads of tasty apples on the paths for him.My neighbour who is building his new wall very slowly has put the edging on the brickwork ready for the rendering, so more progress there.  I must not build up my hopes that it will be done by Xmas as i did last year.  


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 16:18

Never  had such big apples as I have this year, Linda.


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 13:56

Beautiful blue skies drew me out with my camera after lunch.



Posted: 09/11/2014 at 10:30

Seven children and seven grandchildren to remember at Xmas and lots of friends, flumpy 1.  The heritage varieties of sweet peas have the best scent and give you lots of flowers but not as long stems as the modern ones.  I am so glad your tomatoes were appreciated.  I am coming to the end of mine but lots of soup, pasta sauce with them in are in the freezer for the winter.  


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 09:25

Oh my goodness what a change in the weather.  Feels warmer as no wind, not a cloud in the clear blue sky.  Definitely a day to get lots done in the garden.  I wish it did not get dark so early on dry days!


Posted: 08/11/2014 at 20:32

I  think we will have better weather tomorrow,flumpy1.  The FA cup match at Weston super mare had to be postponed we had so much rain.  The pitch was deemed  unplayable.  Lots more flowers to come through the winter in my conservatory.  My Golden Jubilee Year is going to finish with a bang..  The forecast after Sunday is for wet and windy weather again.  We have a community Xmas Fair on Tuesday two doors up from me so that will be a chance to get out of the house at least for a bit.  i will start my Xmas shopping as there is always lots of beautiful craft work for sale and it is all for charity.


Posted: 08/11/2014 at 14:47

The rain stopped momentarily; the cat from next door came out to see if any of the garden mice had been flushed out by the torrent; I could not venture far from the front door with my camera but I could snap away in the conservatory.


Discussions started by happymarion

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