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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/12/2016 at 09:26

Only-2 this morning so everywhere is white again.  A fellow volunteer friend from the Botanic garden is visiting this afternoon so i hope the sun comes out for her.  It is looking a bit brighter now and set to be dry all day.  Parts of Bristol had fog this morning but not the South Gloucestershire side where I live.   I am expecting my redelivery parcel from Ballymena today, via Parcelforce.  It will have taken three weeks to reach me!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 12:55

Sun came out and boosted the temperature to 6   degrees so out I went.  Lots of bulbs up and primroses flowering.  Half filled the green wheeliebin with cut up bamboo.  It was lovely stretching my back in the sun.  Gave me an appetite for leftovers from yesterday.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 08:35

Oh dear just -1 degrees this morning and hard frost everywhere.  Forecast is dry though.  Sunshine would help to lift the gloom somewhat.  The house is very fragrant with lilies and the frangrancer reeds and I do notice a difference in the study where I have the ioniser now.  A pile of books picked from some of my bookshelves not visited recently should keep me happy till the temperature reaches over 6 and I can get out in the garden.  Have a good day everyone.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/12/2016 at 16:43

Son and grandchildren gone now.  We had a nice vegetarian lunch and afternoon tea.  They did all the washing up, started up my ioniser and brought me a lovely woollen blanket for my sofa and a fragranced reed diffuser which will scent the whole house for the rest of the winter so stop me pining for the scents of the garden!  My son fixed the wonky hinge on my kitchen cabinet door so all is straight for the new year coming up!  It has grown much colder today I noticed as I took out the recycling.

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Posted: 26/12/2016 at 15:50

Superb pics Joyce.  I noticed some anemones showing leaves up in one of my pots this morning!  Love the fritillaria and pansy pics.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/12/2016 at 09:26

Awww we all have a double somewhere as the saying goes, Clarice.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/12/2016 at 22:50

Eldest son and two grown up grandchildren coming tomorrow,Joyce.  Just had an email with today's pics on showing my new Xmas top which I love.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/12/2016 at 19:36

Home again having eaten a great deal of delicious food and the best mulled wine ever.  My family and friends have excelled with their presents.  A huge hamper of M & S food. pile of boxes of chocolates, four bottles of wine, huge box of biscuits,  all means no shortage of nice things to eat and drink through the rest of the winter, plus lovely new top, warm and glamorous pyjamas and the poshest handbag with lovely new purse as well as a new pottery owl mum with two babies and a rock salt lamp ioniser which is so beautiful, three new films for my DVD player, three bunches of flowers - lilies, carnations and chrysanthemums with golden pine cones on sticks in the bunch and a coaster with the "Wonderwoman"logo on.  A large sum of money from my friend in the shape of National Gardening Vouchers  " to help with my Alpine Tapestry Garden" was accompanied by a big bag of my favourite Columbian ground coffee, a net bag of dried rosebuds to hang up in my wardrobe and a pen from Holland with a beautiful pottery red tulip on the end.  I thought the big envelope for the tapestry garden was seeds!  The big parcel from Ballymena does not get redelivered till the 28th as I was out when it was delivered and it had to be signed for.  It has taken me an hour to find a space for everything.  Luckily my niece had brought me a hand made Dartington crystal vase which now has the chrysanthemums in.  The lad next door gave me a superb huge dark red Cyclamen persicum now in the conservatory and my niece brought me a new fern for my bottle garden.   I do hope they had as much pleasure buying the gifts as I had receiving them.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/12/2016 at 08:19

Happy Christmas everybody.  Very mild here in Bristol too, though I can here the wind blowing down the chimney. My theme next year will be sundry tasks in my Bristol garden including unearthing more of the terraces and constructing my Alpine tapestry Garden.  Never run out of things to do or talk about in my old age in this venerable garden!  Have a wonderful day all of you.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/12/2016 at 14:55

Iris recticulata are up.Joyce.

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