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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 15:14

Well I did have my flower cutting scissors in my hands and their are hundreds of Tete a Tete daffodils flowering now so here they are just in time for tea.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 14:52

Our Monty Don is coming to the Bristol Univ. Botanic Garden for the day on Sunday July 19th.  He is giving two lectures - morning and afternoon and Question and Answer sessions and is staying for lunch and afternoon tea and a tour with hangers on round the Garden.  In the meantime I have been out in my garden helping myself to some early tulips for the house - here they are on the lounge mantelpiece.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 10:19

 Aww, thank you, 1Runnybeak!.  I suit your nom de plume at the moment.  The milder weather has arrived as promised and the sun is shining so I will put all my dirty hankies in the washer and try and use tissues for a day till I have a fresh supply of soft cotton hankies again.  One of my FB friends sent me some seeds from her white, blue and dark blue agapanthus yesterday so time to get sowing now.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 22:06

The weather  we have been promised from now on should help a lot, Fruitcake.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 16:36

Awww Thank you, Forester2.  I felt better for the fresh air and sunshine and was pleased with the pics too.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 13:14

So I coughed and spluttered my way round the garden holding on to trees and bushes for support with my camera round my neck.  Here is the result.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 11:20

Such a difference in the weather today.  Warm, dry, calm and the sun is shining brightly.  I am coughing and spluttering now with my cold so stayed in to catch up with correspondence and office work and now will cheer myself up with a stroll to the Post Box and up my garden when I come back.  The daffodils look good from the kitchen window and I can see lots of primroses.  

What's flowering in your garden today?

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 11:57

I have everything punkdoc has plus loads of different daffodils, puschkinia,primulas and polyanthus, jasmine nudiflorum and forsythia vying with one another,.prunus, wood anemonesand winter pansies and early tulips.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 11:50

My Goodness we had a most horrible rainstorm in Bristol.  Thank goodness I was not out in it.  Anyone who was caught out in it must have really sore cheeks now.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 09:15

During March there is anew site for subscribers to the mag. called GW Secret Garden.  Changes every week.  It is very lovely.  My friend visited Nunnington Hall at the weekend when he was visiting friends in York - a lovely house and garden.



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My Bristol Garden in 2015

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