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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 08:56

A mild 11 degrees this morning but all downhill from now.  Yellow met office warning for snow in Bristol tomorrow!  Glad I worked hard in the garden yesterday.  I may get a bit done today.  

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 12:09

What a difference an hour in the garden can make to your mood!  Sorry to hear you have been in the wars Flowers in the Rain.  I hope the next two weeks pass quickly for you.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 08:59

Mild again this morning and dry at last.  I should get some time in the garden today.  Getting stir crazy not being able to get out!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 16:19

Rained all day so no gardening but lovely sky this evening so "Shepherds' delight" tomorrow perhaps.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 12:23

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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 12:21

My bird friends are still visiting for their breakfast despite the drizzle we are having.  This is Tosser who sends bread crumbs flying all over the patio, under chairs and the table which suits the robin and blackbird and hedge sparrow fine as they get some shelter to eat their crumbs in.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 08:36

Very mild still at 9 degree but forecast is for heavy rain this morning inn Bristol and a dry spell in the afternoon.  I have just put out the green wheeliebin for emptying and it gets emptied again on Saturday morning so hope for some dry weather to get it filled up again.  Next week we will be back to our regular Friday collection.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 16:44

No gardening as it did not stop drizzling all day and the fog was very persistent too.  No help arrived in the shape of my youngest son but I had told him I no longer garden in the rain in  winter if i can help it so did not really expect him to make the bus journey.  I watched and enjoyed the film "Cromwell" instead.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 08:29

Today seems to be a repeat of yesterday weatherwise - 9 degrees already and very foggy.  If it does not rain I may be able to get out in the garden.  The next four days are continuing mild too , then colder weather is forecast.  

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 16:35

Did an hour in the garden this morning.  Checked on my alpines for the tapestry garden and pleased with the way they are spreading, especially my three different ajugas.  I have ordered three red spreading thyme plants with my seed potatoes which seemed like just the kind of plant I am looking for.

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Casualties of the weather

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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

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clematis in need of identification

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