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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 08:27

Only 3 degrees this morning and max forecast is 6 so not expecting to get any gardening done outside today.  Still hoping for some milder days this week.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 22:11

Oh that is so beautiful Joyce.  TY for posting it.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 10:38

Snaps from the conservatory this morning as it is very wet out.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 08:30

Not quite so mild this morning at 5 degree and high of only 6 forecast but should stay dry though overcast.  I have to go to the shops for milk and eggs  so can test how comfortable it feels outside.  Borderline temperaturewise I think for gardening.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 16/01/2017 at 08:52

10 degrees already in Bristol but raining now.  Still I should get out there tidying up after the big onslaught on the terrace yesterday.  I will take some pictures if it stops raining.

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.

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