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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 13:54

Flumpy I remember when you first asked me how to grow sweet peas!  You are an expert now.  It has not stopped raining all morning in Bristol so the garden is soaked.  Probably not get any visitors in this either!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 09:23

Wet again over night and only 3 degrees so far but promised 8 which is one more than yesterday so the mild spell promised seems to be on the way.  Perhaps some visitors to give a helping hand if it does not turn too rainy.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 12:07

Oh I should bring them in, Joyce.  Not only will they flower earlier than outside they wwill be pristine too - no insect damage to the leaves or wind damage to the flowers.  I have done an hour's gardening in the brilliant sunshine we have in Bristol now and boy does it make you feel good.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 10:27

Never had that trouble with hyacinths as I love the scent but then I am a bit of a butterfly I suppose!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 09:02

I am very well GWRS thank you.  I hope you are ditto.  Very wet this morning in Bristol but just stopped raining and i can see blue sky.  Much milder at 7 degrees already and forecast is milder still into February so as long as the rain relents now and again should get some gardening done.  Four vines still need pruning and roses after that.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 12:53

You will just have to take my word for it - these Jan Bos hyacinths are scenting the whole bungalow.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 11:45

Green wheeliebin filled up again in the brilliant sunshine.  Even tulips up now and daffs growing away.  Can imagine spring in a few weeks now.  Should have some crocuses for Valentine's Day.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 08:28

A bit milder this morning at 3 degrees and forecast to reach 7 in the afternoon but rain this evening.  It seems like a long time since we had any rain.  Sunshine expected about 10 am too so may get started on filling up the green wheeliebin again.  There is a big queue of weed baskets waiting to be emptied.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 16:36

I had to put out the bins for emptying tomorrow morning and two pairs of gloves were needed.  It is very cold out.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 08:38

Bitterly cold out so no gardening today.  Only forecast to get to 3 degrees at about four pm!  Next four days much milder though but rain in the mix too.  Still we do not have icicles like my sister has this week in New Brunswick.  Difficult to see out her window for the frost now.

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