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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 15:17

Son no 1 arrived for lunch and has been working in the garden all afternoon.  I helped a bit cutting up prunings till the green wheelibin was stuffed.  Lots more light coming in to the terraces now.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 10:45

I tend to shoogle a bit now too Joyce.  Thinking of saving for one of those kneelers cum stool aids.  Or a tripod for my camera!  Or both!  It is a dull drizzly dark day in Bristol but very mild.  The birds are flying very low especially flocks of starlings and crows which have spooked five of my regulars for breakfast.  Even Tosser and Timmy the wood pigeons and Maggie the magpie flew off while there was still some food left.  Blackie and his new mate Brownie stuffed their beaks first before they flew off but Junior the robin and Harry the hedge sparrow persevered till they were full.  Visitors today but I doubt whether any gardening will be done.  It is so much more cheerful in the house with flowers everywhere.


Posted: 14/01/2017 at 15:58

I like to cut my hellebore flowers to float in water.  Here are today's offering.  If a leaf is blocking the flowers I just cut it out;  they grow new ones from the roots then.  Helps them to make lovely bushy plants covered in flowers.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 15:24

Flower pictures from my kitchen table to bring you some cheer Flumpy.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 10:47

Awww get well soon, Flumpy.  Keep warm with lots of comforting hot drinks.  Brilliant sunshine in Bristol so I will be out in the fresh air as soon as we reach 6 degrees.  It means I can turn off all the heating and save on the fuel bill if I get out working to keep myself warm.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 08:51

3 degrees this morning and forecast to reach 6 so if it stays dry I should get some gardening done.  A bit of frost still in the corners so still a chilly wind.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 15:33

When i saw the snow this morning I did not think i would get anything done in the garden today but the temperature hit 6 at 2.30 so like a shot I was out in the sunshine and got a good hour in.  Milder weather forecast for the weekend too.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 13:25

Temperature at its highest for today so going out in the sunshine to put out green wheeliebin etc for emptying tomorrow morning.  A bit early but supposed to be icy weather on the way so needs must.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 08:27

Yes Liriodendron, winter is well and truly here.  We have a covering of snow in Bristol this morning.  Still only 1 degree so very icy.  As it is forecast to only reach 5 degrees I will not be venturing outside.  The heater is on in the conservatory where my pelargoniums are making a brave show.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 14:29

Still raining here but getting colder.  The first few buds have  opened on my prepared hyacinths and they are perfuming the kitchen beautifully.  They are a heritage variety, Jan Bos.  

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