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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 08:39

Still feels mild outside at 6 degrees but forecast is downhill to 2 or 3 degrees this afternoon with yellow warning of snow and ice on the roads.  I dashed out to the garden to plant two rhododendron cuttings I found in my Xmas bunch of chrysanthemums and the stems pushed easily into the ground.  Warm ground and icy rain is the mixture needed for thundersnow so we shall see.  In all the 53 years I have been tending this garden we have never had thundersnow!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 12:25

My piggy seems to have been enjoying himself wallowing in the mud!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 12:24

I didn't get as far as the snowdrops before an icy cold wind sent me back home.  but the hellebores are flowering and the catkins and variegated leaves are making a beautiful display this January.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 11:42

.  I must take the camera up the garden.  The catkins and snowdrops are out in force. Worked myself to a standstill so in for coffee.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 10:49

We have brilliant January sunshine and my Xmas present flowers and plants are loving it.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 08:56

A mild 11 degrees this morning but all downhill from now.  Yellow met office warning for snow in Bristol tomorrow!  Glad I worked hard in the garden yesterday.  I may get a bit done today.  

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 12:09

What a difference an hour in the garden can make to your mood!  Sorry to hear you have been in the wars Flowers in the Rain.  I hope the next two weeks pass quickly for you.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 08:59

Mild again this morning and dry at last.  I should get some time in the garden today.  Getting stir crazy not being able to get out!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 16:19

Rained all day so no gardening but lovely sky this evening so "Shepherds' delight" tomorrow perhaps.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 12:23

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