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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 17:27

 I had a lovely Xmas dinner with a Ladies Church Group down in the centre of Bristol today.  The sun shone too.  My eldest son has to work Xmas day so he is coming tonight for his Xmas visit.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 10:49

Oh TY Hazel.  I am reading up about my Miele washing machine .  i can do a half wash if necessary and lots of other things to speed it up!  The extra time is because the machine does not use the hot water from the tap but heats its own water.  The tapestry garden is going to be half way up the very long back garden between two of the rooms so it will be walked on to get up to the Butterfly garden or down to the Middle Beds and is alongside the Potager garden, Joyce.  The shortest wash is 20 minutes!  It is an "Ego" Classic from Miele and very good for saving on electricity.  All the packaging is recyclable too.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 09:00

There was a general label for alpines in my pots as well which shows what I am aiming for. 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 08:53

Washing machine on.  After the bedding I will work my way through my pile of dirty jumpers.  Had I thought this might happen I would have bought a cheaper machine ages ago instead of waiting till I had saved enough for this one. Very damp and misty outside but my new plants from SGC have arrived so I will have a nice job to do potting them on.   All fine plants as usual and all alpines and good spreaders for my alpine tapestry.  I will take a pic of the Lamium maculatum Beacon Silver which is particularly lovely.  I also got Phlox subulata Bavaria,Phlox douglasii White Admiral, Sagina subulata, Thymus pulegloides Foxley and Armeria maritima Nifty Thrifty

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/12/2016 at 17:25

Panic over.  All my dirty washing now clean including my gardening gloves.  The 1200 spin was so quiet I had to go into the kitchen to check the machine was still running.  I will give it a rest now and put my pile of bedding in tomorrow morning.    Now to put all the gibbings back in the cupboard under the sink.  That will be one cupboard tidied that would not have been without my washing machine breaking down.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/12/2016 at 16:19

Plumber has been again.  He had omitted to take out the transit bars and fix them on the back (in case you move house hen they will be needed again.  He also checked for level.  I rescued my clean undies and he wanted another load started so i put on a dirty wash cycle with my gardening clothes and gloves in.  We will know if all is well when it reaches 1200 spin time.  It is a very quiet machine and clock says it has 46 minutes to go!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/12/2016 at 14:54

Plumber has been.  He asked me to put a load of washing in to test it so I put in my undies on Delicate with 600 spin.  Thank goodness I did not put in my gardening  clothes at 1400 spin.  As it was when it reached the final spin the machine shook so hard it danced out from under the work top into the middle of the kitchen.  I just had room to get round it to switch off at the wall.  Then the only one shaking was me.  I phoned the office and he is coming back this afternoon sometime.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/12/2016 at 08:39

It is dank and dreary outside but not indoors as I have just had a phone call to say the plumber has had a cancellation and can come between 11 and 5 today!  Clean clothes on the horizon!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 15:25

The gentleman next door who has Parkinsons is very ill and has been in hospital the last five weeks or i would have borrowed their machine as they have mine in the past.  I have a clothes horse which is now bedecked and in a spare bedroom in front of the radiator which i will have on this evening.  It is too mild at present to have any heating on despite the constant rain again.  Yes undies were running low so they were given priority .  I had a rummage around my drawers and found four clean sweaters i have not worn for years but used to till I had lots of new ones so they are airing now. I usually change my bed every Monday but will skip it this week.  Coping and carrying on "carrying on", TY ladies.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 09:54

Earliest plumber who can come out to me is Friday afternoon and they cannot take away the old machine so it is a two man job to get the old one out into the garden.  I had paid two lots of £19.99 to Coop Electrical for fitting of the new machine and taking away the old one so I have asked them if I can have a rebate on both as I have had neither service.  In the meantime I have put a load of washing in the bath to soak and be hand washed later as I have a Xmas dinner to go to on Wednesday and the AGS Xmas party on Friday.  I need clean clothes.  I could not change my bed this morning as I have run out of clean bedding.  Perhaps I will get an extra set in the Boxing Day sales in case this kind of thing should happen again.

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