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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 09:04

Very cold here with a yellow warning of high winds so I decided it was too harsh to take my new purchases outside.  Dry and sunny however so should be able to put on many layers and do some tidying when the wind drops.  I will take a snap of the new plants  while they are in the kitchen.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 22:02

Not very cold yet, Fruitcake.  I have just come in from my AGS meeting where we had a lovely talk on the winter garden and I was able to ask the speaker for suggestions for my perfume garden.  He was very knowledgable as another of his talks is Perfume in your garden.  I bought three iris reticulata "Harmony" growing in a pot and almost at flowering point, two varieties of schizostylus and a white salvia in flower, an arum lily which is a small leaved one suitable for the scree garden.  I will be springing out of bed as soon as it is light tomorrow.  Enjoy London Fruitcake.  The snow will probably not reach there.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 08:22

Turned on the heating for the first time this autumn as the top temperature today is nine degrees.  I have to go to the shops as I have two of the family for dinner tonight so brisk walking is on the cards. It is dry at the moment but rain forecast for this evening.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 16:25

You too, GWRS.  It rained all day here in Bristol so I just made a big pot of soup and froze most of it and four cakes.  When the weather is good enough to get out in the garden i will not have to worry about cooking winter warmers.  i have lots of soups and stews stuffed full of my own homegrown veg. and apple puddings galore.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 09:33

I usually leave mine to grace the garden,fidget, but when the weather means I must spend more time indoors I bring some in to cheer me.  Roses are great - nothing seems to harm them much and they just keep on flowering till Xmas in Bristol usually.  But yesterday I had a huge bunch before I even reached the roses.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 08:38

Another very wet morning and on for all day according to the forecast but the wind has dropped away and it is not cold yet.  Too wet to work outside so I shall just potter in the conservatory.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 20:11

The wind is still very strong tonight in Bristol GWRS,  It is going to be quite cold at the weekend so best to do what needs doing in the garden tomorrow.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 12:31

Just before the rain started I managed to pick hellebores, hypericum, hebe, spirea and campanula and arranged them in the gloom to brighten up my kitchen.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 11:26

I thought it expedient to come in after another hour's sweaty work as it has suddenly gone cold and windy and getting darker by the minute.  And I am still trying to dry the wet clothes from my two consecutive days of getting drenched.  I may treat myself to some flowers from the garden for the house later as it is lovely that they have survived Barney and Abigail.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 10:17

My goodness I have worked up quite a sweat.  It is like high summer out there - the green wheeliebin is nearly full up with eucalyptus bark that was peeled off by the storm and strewn everywhere.  I have only done a tiny fraction of the paths but need an early coffee break with some of my cinnamon Welsh cakes i made yesterday!  It is so good to have a change from digging out blackberry roots though!

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