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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 20:31

Oh it is, Daryl2.  It was glorious up in the garden today and I worked very hard and then snapped some of the lovely flowers now blooming in my Butterfly garden where I was working, trying to restrict the nettles I grow to provide food for the caterpillars. 

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 13:06

My goodness I needed two pairs of socks on this morning.  My garden was looking so so very pretty and the brilliant blue sky was wall to wall so I did not feel the cold till I started taking pictures.  Here they are.  The prunus that is just opening its white buds is breathtakingly beautiful when in full flower, the catkins are growing very long and the forsythia bushes are at last opening their buds outside.  The crocuses were revelling in the sunshine and my snowdrops are dead gorgeous.

 

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 08:39

When all these clumps join forces Bizzie B then you will smell them on dry days!  I must have a look at my hellebores today when the frost goes.  But the sky is blue and lots of sunshine so should be able to get outside soon.  Your new border is looking good.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 20:29

Sadly my husband passed away 26 years ago but flowers can still remind me of him.  On our first date he took me on a tour of Bristol to the harbour and the Suspension Bridge and popped into a florists in the Centre to buy me a corsage of a gardenia.  That scent is unforgettable.  I have apple mint and variegated mint as well as peppermint.  I did get a half hour's gardening done today in the afternoon and tomorrow and Wednesday are supposed to be good here according to the weathermen.  My sister in New Brunswick is enduring terrible snow and temperatures of -25 with the wind chill.  I do not think I could function in such conditions.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 09:18

Take your pick, 1Runnymede1 - their variety, everyone different like people themselves,their appealing form and colour in the midst of drab winter, their dependabilty once established, their promiscuity, the lack of competition in the winter. The ease with which you can propagate them too.  Probably as many reasons as there are people who grow them.  My love affair with them started 61 years ago.on my honeymoon.  I was married on Feb.27th and a snow storm started on our journey down to East Lambrook where we were to honeymoon.  On the many stops going I spotted snowdrops in the hedgerows and my new husband valiantly cleared paths so I could see the snowdrops pushing their heads through the snow as he had to carry me being devoid of stout boots.  I expect many of them are still there.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 22:05

Awww TY Wintersong.  It is a prickly job pruning it!  Bizzie B you have been living up to your name and me too as i am never happier than when I am gardening.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 16:07

More pics.

 

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 16:03

Worked myself to a standstill and then fetched my camera.  Here are the pics I took.

 

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When to prune zebra grass?

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 13:23

Similar but not quite.  Miscanthus Strictus does not flop like Zebrinus but stands bolt upright.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 11:49

Good to hear from you, BizzieB.  I have been to the shops to stock up for visitors as  it is Sunday but a quick cup of coffee and then out in the garden.  i must snap my chaenomeles which is covered in blossom and looks so good out in the front garden with the white heather.  Yes nearly time to divide the snowdrops and plant another two or three hundred.

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