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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 09:33

Oh it is icy today, still only 1degree outside.  If it stays sunny and dry I may venture out i the afternoon but it is definitely too cold to work in or take photographs.  Forecast is for tomorrow to be even colder too.  I imagine it will be a real shock to the system after three weeks in Madeira for my son and his partner!  Brrrr.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 17:09

We used to take our seven children to Devon or Cornwall in the summer as they loved swimming in the sea and my husband loved sailing.  The shopkeepers used to tell me that they could get isolated in the winter by heavy snow!  I was so glad I worked so hard in the garden this morning as it did rain in tthe afternoon and there was a good film on BBC!.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 16:45

I had a wonderful morning up in my butterfly garden, fighting monster brambles and dead bindweed that were stopping me admiring my hundreds or may be thousands of snowdrops now and the lovely cyclamen coum.  The sun was shining and the sky bright blue but it was cold cutting up the brambles for the green wheeliebin which was emptied this morning.  I always have the urge to fill it right after it has been emptied.  So glad I did as it rained in the afternoon but I did enjoy the film on BBC! - The Wind and the Lion. - made you feel warm just looking at Morocco.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 12:32

I have been able to do some gardening this morning, frumpy1.  Beautiful blue skies and sunshine though it is a bit cold but it was lovely among the snowdrops and cyclamen.  and then the post brought me £40 for the "Star" Letter in Jan. 24th edition of Amateur Gardening Mag. (out on Tuesday) so today has started out very well indeed.  February Issue of Gardeners World Mag. was in the post as well.  And we are having free Zinnia seeds with the March issue!    Meadowland 2 - how unfortunate you are not having the Bristol weather when you are so near!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 08:53

Very wet and cold in Bristol this morning.  I am so glad I got a lot done yesterday in the sunshine.  Forecast is for cold days and nights for some time.  You may get your lovely frost pictures yet Fruitcake.  I tend to take mine from the bungalow through the windows as I need to wear gloves outside when it is frosty.  

Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 19:11

Having been one of the participants in Mr. Fothergill Seeds Nation of Gardeners Trials for 16 months now I can vouch for the quality of their seeds, bulbs and plants and seed potatoes.  And their packaging is first class.  The plants especially never look as if they have even been in the post.  The new varieties they are advertising have had trials by us up and down the country so what works best in where you happen to live can be put in the script.

Not sure this is appropriate here, but you should all know!!!

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 14:31

I get this rebate from British Gas too.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 13:56

What a lovely morning I had gardening in my butterfly garden this morning.  Green wheeliebin full up now ready for emptying tomorrow morning.  It was cold as soon as I stopped for a breather but the brilliant sunshine made up for that.  Going to freeze tonight though and we may have more snow on the way.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 08:47

Getting started on getting the railway back is something at least.  I used to have lots of visitors come from Shirehampton, Lawrence Hill and Redland Station by train rather than bus.  As the population in this side of Bristol is set to double at least we will need the railway desperately.  And electrification is on the way so pollution will be kept down.  I think a lot of businesses will find it cheaper to move out of Bristol centre to Cribbs Causeway where a lot of the workers will be living quite near in the new town.

My son and his partner are in Madeira on holiday and have sent me a picture of the Botanic Garden there.  Here it is  Click to turn it the right way up!!!


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 22:14

Oh yes the station will certainly be coming and will be so much needed when all the new houses start going up., Fruitcake.  Charlotte Leslie, our MP is really interested in the passenger line being reinstated and in outdoor pursuits like gardening so perhaps she would press your case for any allotments that are lost to be replaced?  As for the community allotment is it for growing food for anyone to help themselves?

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