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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 22:06

You can plant them from now till the end of March - in th green ie while or just after flowering.  There are several good suppliers.  I have always had good service from Eurobulbs who do not charge exorbitant postage.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 13:24

Flumpy 1 if you look back on my 2014 thread you will see photos of snowdrops for Jan. 12th on it.  It was a very mild wet Mediterranean type winter last year and flowers came early.  This year I find is similar.  

Lind Taylor2 Snowdrops do best if planted in the green.  You buy them now and they will come with flowers and leaves still on.  The smell when you open the box is out of this world.  Buy in bulk and they are very cheap. Never buy less than 50 of each variety and plant up three  or four bulbs together.  they like company.  mine have lots of Cyclamen and daffodils as company.  The naturalised ones are smaller but do very well all over the country - Galanthus nivalis which just means the snowdrop of the snow!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 12:12

A few more pics.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 12:04

Worked hard in the sunshine and filled up wheeliebin.  I found a huge branch laden with cones had been blown off my Scots pine in the front garden.  The garden is full of blossom and lovely smells.



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Posted: 11/01/2015 at 09:34

I agree with Gemma.  I contribute every day and am a very active 86 year old trying to keep mind and body in tiptop condition.  It took much longer to write a diary by hand so IT has made us all a lot more productive.  Most of the Forum contributors probably only spend a few minutes on line as gardening takes up hours of their time most days.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 08:50

I gasp every morning when I see it, Wintersong!  This morning promises to be good for gardening - bright, dry and calm and neither too cold nor too mild, so should get the green wheeliebin full up for emptying tomorrow morning.  I may take my camera out shortly too.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 23:56

After a splendid night of  Henry 8th history on BBC I forgot about the nasty weather and now everything seems very calm.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 11:25

All sorted now and black box retrieved from the drive.  I took a quick shifty up the garden just to check all was safe which it was.  Lots of primroses in flower.  They think 12 degrees through the night must be spring!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 09:37

It must have been a very gusty wind in Bristol last night as it rolled my huge garden umbrella which has a very heavy wrought iron base, out of its corner and wedged it by the back door where it is now stuck.  I will leave it there till the wind eases a bit.  Certainly no day for gardening today. Much too dangerous.  It is 12degrees right now but set for the temperature to drop as the day wears on to 6 in the afternoon.  A topsy turvy day if ever there was one.  And a very strange winter as I can see the white flowers od Arabis montana shining at me in the slate garden from my conservatory window.  Never have they been this early before.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 20:13

Ah, filming can be so deceptive!  I remember meeting a then famous film star on the Queen Elizabeth, Alan Ladd, when coming home from studying in America.  I was astonished how small he was and was told by a steward that he did all his scenes with the female stars standing on a box!  Very windy in Bristol tonight, it not?

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