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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 09:10

Another fine day has dawned and 11 degrees already.  I should try and do as much as I can today as wind is on the way from that storm that deluged the east coast of America with snow.  I cannot garden in the wind in my garden full of large trees.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 22:07

Green wheeliebin nearly full flumpy.  It was a glorious day up the garden - lots of bird song.  Tomorrow is forecast to be good weather as well.  The February issue of Gardeners World magazine is full of inspiration to get started sowing seeds and free sweet pea seeds with it!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 22:07

Green wheeliebin nearly full flumpy.  It was a glorious day up the garden - lots of bird song.  Tomorrow is forecast to be good weather as well.  The February issue of Gardeners World magazine is full of inspiration to get started sowing seeds and free sweet pea seeds with it!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 09:12

Amazingly mild this morning -13 degrees at 7o'clock!  Cloudy but dry so should be pleasant working.  Forecast is 14 degrees after lunch.  Definitely will see some neighbours in their gardens today.  Lots of birds in the treetops watching for my kitchen door to open!  I shall treat them to a little hard cheese grated into their oatmeal this morning.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 13:35

It clouded over so I took some more pics in case the rain forecast for this evening was coming early but no, the sun is out again so I will be out again as soon as I have had a quick lunch.  It really is glorious gardening weather out there.

 

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 10:59

My friend took half the cake home and my supper guest had some andI still have some for the visitors on Sunday.  Mt youngest son is 42 on the 26th so I have another one to bake on Monday.  I cannot believe how warm it is working up the garden. I have finished my coffee so have come in to fill my flask with water as I remember the curator telling me in the Botanic Garden on a very warm day that to make sure of not being dehydrated you should have some water on the hour every hour!  Seems to work.  I saw some white blossom on the path and was astounded to see my plum tree in the potager in full bloom _the one that gives three types of fruit,namely red, yellow and purple plums.  No pollinators out at the moment so looks like there will be few red plums this year.  Luckily the yellpow and purple branches blossom later.  Good job the neighbours cannot hear me up the garden as this morning it was "Oh you are so beautiful" to the snowdrops  time and time again.  Lots of different species flowering now.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 08:57

Yes, Happy Birthday to your mother, flumpy.  I hope you all have a lovely day.  I certainly enjoyed my friend's birthday yesterday very much.  Today is one of those days when all seems right with my world.  Already  degrees and forecast of 12 or so before the rain arrives in the evening.  And there is an empty green wheeliebin waiting for me to fill it.  My camellia's red buds are swelling and promising great beauty.  I do not have to worry about cooking any meals as the leftovers from having visitors yesterday and the microwave will see to that.  Will have a big bowl of porridge sprinkled with cinnamon to get me through till lunchtime and take my hot drink up the garden in my vacuum flask.  It is so exciting to be able to do a whole safari round the garden once more.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 16:04

Lots more snowdrops out today and a picture of the birthday cake.  We had a delightful lunch.  Another friend is coming to supper so I need to tidy

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up now but just had to get out in the garden as the sun was out and it felt like spring.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 10:28

M sister in New Brunswick recently had five ft of snow and what the East coast of America gets she usually has with knobs on.  they have such long winters there with snow in September and permafrost till May.  Brrrr.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 09:01

Good to hear that Verdun.  I know I rely a great deal on my friends for inspiration  I have always subscribed to the belief that knowledge is not private property!

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