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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 09:05

Big cooking day today as 8 of the family visiting tomorrow.  6 degrees already and forecast is 9 so no frost or frozen toes .  Having the oven on heats the kitchen too.  I.will try to find time to do a bit in the garden as well.  Have a good Hogmanay everyone.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 13:46

At last my parcel posted three weeks before Xmas has arrived from Ireland.  Well worth waiting for!

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 08:28

Love the hat Flumpy.  We have fog so dense this morning i cannot see the house next door.  I had a call at 8 this morning from parcelforce to say my parcel would be delivered today as they picked it up from the PO yesterday.  Forecast is for a mild day tomorrow here in Bristol then rain on Sunday.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/12/2016 at 14:18

Forecast was wrong.  It was 8 degrees at one o'clock so out I went in the sunshine and worked on my lost terraces.  Wheeliebin does not get emptied till Tuesday because of the holidays but I managed to squeeze a lot more in by sheer brute force.  Whacked now but so happy at the work I got done.  It is supposed to be mild till next Monday.  Here's hoping.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/12/2016 at 10:09

I like Marshalls too, Liriodendron.  Never been disappointed with them.  The native snowdrops are flowering now, not just the elwesii varieties.  A few of my hellebores have buds too.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/12/2016 at 09:06

Oh my goodness it is even colder this morning, minus 3 and only forecast to get to 4 degrees so no gardening today.  I will tidy the conservatory.  My parcelforce redelivery did not materialise so I will have to try to find a person on the end of the telephone somewhere.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/12/2016 at 16:26

My friend came at 2 with a lovely book "100 flowers and how they got their name" and a bottle of her home made egg nog " rum,eggs, evaporated milk and icing sugar".  We had a safari round the garden and I showed her where the new "Alpine Tapestry Garden" is going.  Bulbs showing everywhere and snowdrops in flower.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/12/2016 at 09:26

Only-2 this morning so everywhere is white again.  A fellow volunteer friend from the Botanic garden is visiting this afternoon so i hope the sun comes out for her.  It is looking a bit brighter now and set to be dry all day.  Parts of Bristol had fog this morning but not the South Gloucestershire side where I live.   I am expecting my redelivery parcel from Ballymena today, via Parcelforce.  It will have taken three weeks to reach me!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 12:55

Sun came out and boosted the temperature to 6   degrees so out I went.  Lots of bulbs up and primroses flowering.  Half filled the green wheeliebin with cut up bamboo.  It was lovely stretching my back in the sun.  Gave me an appetite for leftovers from yesterday.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 08:35

Oh dear just -1 degrees this morning and hard frost everywhere.  Forecast is dry though.  Sunshine would help to lift the gloom somewhat.  The house is very fragrant with lilies and the frangrancer reeds and I do notice a difference in the study where I have the ioniser now.  A pile of books picked from some of my bookshelves not visited recently should keep me happy till the temperature reaches over 6 and I can get out in the garden.  Have a good day everyone.

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