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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 13:05

I have just done an hour in the garden in the sunshine.  My cheeks are glowing but that is partly the cold air.  I will try to do another hour or so after lunch.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 08:51

No gardening to speak of yesterday Joyce but today is more promising.  +1 already and set to reach a heady 7 degrees so noon should see me outside.  Supplies are beginning to arrive for my potager so will be chitting early potatoes and sowing garlic chives and broad beans in pots next week as well as spring onions and planting banana shallots.  We have no frost forecast for the next four days.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 08:46

Oh dear only -2 this morning and forecast of maximum of 3 degrees for only a couple of hours in the afternoon.  No gardening today then.  I doubt whether the frost will go at all today.  It should be killing a few pests though.  Need to be tough to survive this !

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 22:15

Such a warm red, Joyce.  Love it.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 12:11

Yes Joyce my squirrel was hungry today too and came out for a run round the garden to see what was edible.  Definitely could not dig up buried nuts as everything is still frozen solid.  Lovely photos.  Too cold for me to take pics here.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 08:36

Brrr white frost everywhere and still only -1 degrees.  Forecast is for a brief spell of 5 degrees later so no gardening today.  But the kitchen is lovely and warm and the hyacinths have perfumed it nicely.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 22:12

Yes I enjoyed my gardening despite the cold GWRS.  Even a half hour helps as long as you do it every day when you have a huge garden like mine.  My red flowered chaenomeles has lots of buds opening now, Joyce.  I will photograph it shortly.  

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 16:22

Managed two half hour sessions out in the garden cutting up huge bamboo shoots so green wheeliebin now out to be emptied tomorrow morning.  It was cold but sunny so I did get some Vitamin D!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 08:36

Foggy this morning and only 0 degrees still/  Forecast promises lots of sunshine but chilly.  Need to pile on the layers and take in some sunshine so hope they are right and the fog disperses soon.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 22:09

Well done Flumpy.  So happy for you.  It is good to keep learning.  I am still!

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