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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/12/2015 at 09:38

No Flowers I haven't but do find my hellebores in the garden seed themselves around and have not pulled any out yet that I don't like!  I am sure detailed instructions are on the internet and you could give it a go.  The yellow ones usually sell for high prices!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/12/2015 at 08:37

Happy New Year to you too GWRS.  It is very windy this morning in Bristol but already 13 degrees so very mild still.  dry at the moment but rain forecast for about 10 o'clock so doubt if I will be going out in the garden today.  I shall deadhead and water in the conservatory though.  It is quite lovely in there with hundreds of violas in bloom and pelargoniums flowering their socks off.  The new greenhouse heater actually switched on last night so the temperature must have dropped to 5 degrees.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 11:21

Just come in for a coffee and a piece of Xmas cake (with lots of apricots and cinnamon in it is particularly delicious this year).  It is such a beautiful day for gardening - bright winter sun ad no wind at all.  I have broken the back of the buddleia pruning and should get the tall roses pruned before the high winds hit us tomorrow.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 09:09

Oh that is so flamboyant Pat.  What variety does it say it is on the packet?  Bristol is bright and dry and mild this morning but it is the lull before the storm as the next one is on the way from the Atlantic due to hit us this evening..  I will go out and batten down the hatches.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 17:29

My visitors for lunch have just gone after a quick walk round to see the Brentry Xmas lights.  It was such a warm walk.  My grandson is an excellent cook.  It is lovely to hear what the youngsters are up to.  I do not think we have anything to fear there = lots of creative ideas and very hard workers. The garden had another present - such a pretty wooden clock and thermometer with painted birds on it.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 12:07

More pictures from up the garden in the sunshine.  It feels very warm.


 


 


 


 


 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 11:05

This Iris unguicularis looks as if it smiling to greet the sunshine we have in Bristol today,  My grandson who loves cooking has pm'd me to say he wants to make lunch!  So I am smiling too.

 

 


 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 09:37

Visitors today but my New Year poem arrived in my mind during the night so here it is. 

 

In 2016 let us hope_

 

The sheep are brought down from the hills

And trees are planted instead;

Our streams bring power to our mills

And we produce all our own linen thread.;

Our fields full of flax will fulfil

Our dream of a linen dressed bed.

 

In 2016 let us hope -

 

Our fruit and veg. are home-grown

To ensure our health remains good;

Candle-lit dinners will be shown

To provide that romantic mood;

Let us   wear fine wool or a linen gown

And eat at tables made of wood;

 

All grown right here in the British Isles

Where a sunny "Good Day" can spark off smiles.

 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/12/2015 at 12:04

A neighbour has just invited me over for Sunday lunch but i had to decline as my ham is in the oven with roast potatoes which I like to baste!   Ah well, perhaps another invite will come when i am not so busy catering for visitors.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/12/2015 at 10:44

Yes flumpy.  This has brought back memories of the Somerset Levels floods.  i do hope you and your parents do not get flooded.  Here in Bristol we had quite a lot of rain through the night but it is dry now,but we have a warning for heavy rain and high winds on Wednesday so there may be damage down here on the coasts.  I have lots of visitors coming tomorrow so have just put a ham in the oven for three and a half hours.  I have been wallowing in my two new gardening books - Carol Klein's new book is very beautifully illustrated with photographs while the Woodland Plant art book has me itching to get drawing.  The book was written by Heather Tanner and the etchings are by Robin Tanner and my copy is no.436 of the 950 copies printed.  I feel very special having such a book which took forty years to compile.

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