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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 11:05

Who needs flowers when you have so many shades of green in your garden?  Love it Joyce.  Thank you for posting.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 08:43

Really wet and still raining and so dark I have the lights on.  It is very mild however - 9 degrees already and set to reach 12 so I may be seen gardening in my raincoat in the rain today as such gloom is sure to make me fed up with being indoors very shortly.  I may shovel up lots of wet leaves into bin bags to make myself some more leaf mould as It will not be so cold on the hands today and I will not need to water them to start decomposition.  If you just think about it the weather can point you in the right direction as to which job to prioritise when you have as many as I have.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 08:53

My friend has sent me pics of his white collection at the moment - crocus "Miss Vain" in flower already and "Aphrodite" amaryllis.  He is pleased with his lemon scented pelargonium still growing through the cold weather and has brought in some purple hellebore flowers to float and be seen!   It is 8 degrees already in Bristol but very damp again.  I may be gardening in my raincoat today.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 14:58

Got stir crazy as the rain would not let up so went up the garden shielding my camera and drunk in what is showing promise of delights for February, including the snowdrops and cyclamen coum, bergenia flowers aplenty, catkins and primroses, chaenomeles flowers, lovely scent from my sweet box on the terrace.  I came home quite damp but happy clutching a bunch of my lucky white heather.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 13:54

Flumpy I remember when you first asked me how to grow sweet peas!  You are an expert now.  It has not stopped raining all morning in Bristol so the garden is soaked.  Probably not get any visitors in this either!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 09:23

Wet again over night and only 3 degrees so far but promised 8 which is one more than yesterday so the mild spell promised seems to be on the way.  Perhaps some visitors to give a helping hand if it does not turn too rainy.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 12:07

Oh I should bring them in, Joyce.  Not only will they flower earlier than outside they wwill be pristine too - no insect damage to the leaves or wind damage to the flowers.  I have done an hour's gardening in the brilliant sunshine we have in Bristol now and boy does it make you feel good.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 10:27

Never had that trouble with hyacinths as I love the scent but then I am a bit of a butterfly I suppose!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 09:02

I am very well GWRS thank you.  I hope you are ditto.  Very wet this morning in Bristol but just stopped raining and i can see blue sky.  Much milder at 7 degrees already and forecast is milder still into February so as long as the rain relents now and again should get some gardening done.  Four vines still need pruning and roses after that.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 12:53

You will just have to take my word for it - these Jan Bos hyacinths are scenting the whole bungalow.

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