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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 14:45

Brrr I waited till the afternoon hoping for warmer weather when the sun came out but after half an hour my hands and feet were so cold I had to come in.  My first white hyacinth is showing its bud ,  it is a Carnegie whic is white so does not show the cold just like snowdrops.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 08:44

A rerun of yesterday's weather I am afraid - very cold at 1 degree and not forecast to get above 3.  i did manage to take the bins down the drive but will have to wait till it is warmer to pull them up again.  No outside gardening today.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 12:25

I did try but twentry minutes of cutting up bamboo  was all i could do.  My frozen hands were objecting so much i thought I might do myself an injury with the loppers or secateurs.  Ah well I did get some natural light which is always a pick me up.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 08:42

Oh brrrr too cold for me to go out today as max is forecas to be 3 degrees.  It is 2 already so perhaps they are wrong and we may hit 5.  Otherwise the recycling will have to be missed this week!  Rotten as i have stuffed to overflowing the green wheeliebin.  Not due to warm up a bit till Monday.  I hope it is over 6 on St. Valentine's Day as I am supposed to be going out to dinner and the theatre.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 13:11

I did an hour's gardening outside then decided my hands were feeling too cold to carry on.  But my bargain £2 of daffodils are giving a lovely splash of yellow to my kitchen.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 08:29

Frost again this morning and only 7 degrees max forecast but it will be even colder tomorrow and zero through the night so no chance of discarding my bedsocks yet.  If it stays bright dry and sun shines i may get some more done in the garden later.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 15:56

Sunny morning so i got some more bamboo cut before the rain came.  It was quite mid working though and the primulas are arriving in many colours now not just yellow so looks more springlike.Forecast for the end of the week is not so good though.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 09:07

Warmer this morning at 5 degrees and the sun is out and temperature forecast of 9 which suits me fine for gardening. Just as long as we escape the heavy showers also in the forecast!  

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 16:31

Awww two lovely email pics from my friend today - a Dutchman's Pipe in bloom at the Botanic Garden and Iris reticulate "Harmony" in bloom in his garden.

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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 11:58

Frost gone now so I cut down some more bamboo.  I should have that terrace cleared for the spring then I will cheer it up with pots of tulips and daffs.It was a bit cold on the hands and feet but the rest of my body was lovely and warm and I am sure all that stretching and bending out in the fresh air and natural light is good for you in the winter.

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