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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 08:44

Not much warmer this morning although their is no frost  but not forecast to get above 5 today in Bristol but the forecast for Tuesday to Friday is for much milder.  I will make Xmas cakes for presents today as I enjoyed cooking stews for the freezer so much yesterday. A warm kitchen and warm me and food aplenty for the winter makes up a little for not being able to get out in the garden.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 22:35

Yes Joyce I spent a good many hours trying to rid the corners of the Botanic Garden of that!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 12:32

I have just taken a picture of my Owl family for my fb friends who love seeing them in my pictures so thought you might like to see them  I have an Owl watch too.  And a private club of "Wise Old Owls" but you have to be 80 to get into that one.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 11:47

James Wong in the Guardian is writing about "Lawns" without grass this week!  Always knew my gardening was at the forefront when it comes to design!  I would not recommend Pratia though unless you have a very large garden like me and most people don't nowadays.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 11:02

Flumpy that is beautiful, TY.  Hard lines about the car and the beeping people!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 08:31

Everywhere is white again and only 5 degrees forecast for Bristol today so very cold though dry and sunny.  I think it is a cooking and baking day for me today.  It will keep me warm and replenish my stocks.  Next week is set to warm up again.  I hope you are all managing to stay warm.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 21:25

The last of the roses - aym280 - "The Generous Gardener" this bush is called.  It flowers for months on end and has lovely big hips on now which are orange.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 15:17

I have been up the garden and put my booty into water.  Unbelievable that such unrelenting hard frost has not spoiled a thing.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 13:09

I am expecting redwings shortly.  They usually come to us when they have exhausted the supplies of berries in the east in a harsh winter.  Lots of pinecones waiting for me to pick up for Xmas.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 11:29

I am expecting the hard frosts we have had this month already to break down the soil nicely too Joyce and to kill off a few fungal troubles and slugs!  My neighbour's son has filled a huge builder's bag with debris from my garden!  He is a treasure.  Outside temp. is 6 already so hopeful I can do a bit this afternoon.  Any bedraggled flowers will be rescued for the house and I may gather some holly and put it in the cool of the garage in case the birds start to eat the berries.  I noticed a few blackbirds feasting on my cotoneaster berries this morning.

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