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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 21:18

I am going to post the broken hearing aid to the clinic tomorrow and let them mend it or replace it.  The hearing firm evidently hire the consulting room when they need it from the surgery and make appointments from the clinic.  This privitisation of NHS services is so clumsy.  I will stay home safe from traffic and falling over till it is sorted .  Thank goodness for online grocery shopping.  The Hearing clinic is not online but if I cannot get it sorted myself I have an email address for Action on Hearing Loss Charity.  Don't worry.  I have been widowed for 27 years so am used to looking after myself.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 16:31

I have broken my right hearing aide GWRS - overenthusiastic with the cleaning rod.  i went to the surgery to ask to have an appointment with the audiologist but they do not give out those as it is done privately through the NHS.  So , as I cannot use the telephone without it and they are out of town I will have to write.  It may take some time before i am balanced again.  i find i am not very steady with one hearing aid in only  I shall have to be careful in the garden - no tripping up or falling over.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 15:02

So happy to have helped Yviestevie.  I am a great fan of Secret Gardening Club.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 08:30

Another dry day forecast but colder, only 4 degrees at the moment so i shall wait a bit before carrying on with my planting and weeding.  It is seesaw weather again and set to be mild again tomorrow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 17:00

It did get a bit breezy again in the afternoon but I got the perennials planted and took some pics of the spring flowers which are blooming all over the garden.  Lots of crocuses and daffodils  joining the snowdrops.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 11:24

Pictures in the morning reminds me of High ho Silver and the Gaumont on a Saturday morning!  Enjoy GWRS.  I have planted three "Liriope" plants and will do Three Polymonium Yeziense after coffee.  In doing so I weeded out hundreds of Celandines which come out so easily now they have some leaves and the soil is like butter.  Still thousands to go but they do look glorious when they flower.  If I try to average three perennials per day for the whole month of February I should have caught up with the backlog.  I like to get every perennial out of its pot by March not only as i need the big pots for summer bulbs but to thwart the pests that like pot grown plants like vine weevils.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 08:44

Cold and wet this morning but the wind has dropped and the forecast is for brighter weather from 10ish.  I hope to start planting out some of my new perennials.  The waft of perfume from this corner of the conservatory this morning cheered me no end though I was chiding myself for not switching on the heater last night when I saw the temperature.  Luckily no harm done.  

 


 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 16:04

My goodness what a windy day.  I ventured out to spread manure but the wind was taking my breath away so did not stay long.  Very, very mild still.  

Birds

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 09:52

It has been so mild this year the birds have not eaten the berries I grow for them in m garden yet as they are still feasting on the bounty in the hedgerows so do not need to come into gardens.  They have eaten the pyracantha berries but not the holly or cotoneaster or rowan.  My birdcount was my usual tame birds whom I can rely on to be waiting for me every morning to put out titbits but if we have a cold snap at the end of the winter strangers will arrive and my count would be much different then.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 08:56

February has blown in.  Another mild but dampish day with strong winds.  I think any gardening will be by the kitchen door so i can easily retreat indoors.  No doubt there will be more bits off my trees to pick up soon.  The wind does as much pruning as I do.

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