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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 08:20

HAPPY  CHRISTMAS, flumpy, and all my friends who visit my thread.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 08:33

You too Snow.  Oh what a damp dark blustery morning for Xmas Eve.  It is a mild morning still but forecast to grow colder through the day.  Better to stay in the warm house and wrap Xmas presents.  I will deliver the neighbourhood cards before it gets dark.Xmas present plants are looking good with their decorations on!  Have to be kept secret of course.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 16:46

Got them done - no Royal icing as I have gone healthy eating for every one with less sugar




My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 13:10

Oh yes I know Susy - really early as are a lot of the daffs this year.  I need to decorate three xmas cakes today .  It is so lovely to see the sun!  Gives you energy!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 12:33

Oh that is nice to know Verdun  My  early visitor has just left and we had a lovely walk up my garden where a lot of the plants he has given me over the years are flourishing.  It felt like summer in the brilliant winter sunshine.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 08:20

Visitor coming this morning early so up early to a very wet scene in the garden with puddles everywhere, but the forecast is for sun and dry most of the day so looking forward to that. The hellebores I brought on for Xmas are obliging with flowers but the red camellias do not seem to be going to open their fat buds till a bit later.  I do not think I would be much use at getting things spot on for a wedding or anniversary date somehow.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 10:17

Mild and windy this morning with a bit of drizzle.  14 degrees at 7 this morning.  the hazelnut trees are clinging on to their leaves and nothing in the garden looks wintry.  Lots of bulbs in pots up so I will try and make room for them in the conservatory later.  On with the Xmas cleaning now as lots of visits promised.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 14:25

They did not all come at once, Lily Pilly and I grew stronger as each one appeared.  To begin with I added foster children and later as they grew up French schoolchildren came for the summer and then university students from Ireland and HongKong.  I often found myself catering for a dozen or more!  The more the merrier was true in our house.  One of my grandmothers had twelve children and the other ten so I was used to hordes of cousins, all younger than me so I was chief babysitter.  I had three younger siblings too.  My mother's motto was "The more you do, the more you can do" so I worked on that.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 13:03

Ten on the dot the rain started so I stripped my bed, put the bedding in the washer, cleaned my bedroom all except the picture rails as I did not feel it was wise to climb up and down with no one in the house.  Now lovely and clean for the New Year.  I will tackle the kitchen and study this afternoon when I get my breath back.  It takes me a week now for what used to be a two day job but it is a very big bungalow and I think I have got a bit more particular in my old age.  When the seven children were all around whatever I did was soon messed up.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 08:49

Oh what a lovely blue and pink sky this morning but rain forecast by 10oclock so that explains it.  Still feels mild and calm at the moment.  I may get some wprk done outside early.  This is the view from my drive.


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