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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 22:12

My talk is entitled "A whistlestop tour of my garden through the seasons in the year Bristol was the  European Green Capital", GWRS.  A sort of lvfe concentration of this thread on the forum.  Flumpy Charlie the cat is well over 15..  We had a pure white cat that lived to be 21.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 12:32

Just had a phone call asking for a talk and slide show next Friday so hve just spent an hour picking out 200 photos.  As it is the end of the year I thought I would give a whistlestop tour through the months.  It was such fun .  I just kept saying oh just look at that to myself.  Some editing and timing check to do but the back of it is broken.  Good job it was not sunny or I would have been up the garden out of earshot of the phone.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 09:03

Another damp dull day but still feeling mild and very calm.  I should be able to finish off my Xmas post today.  The parcels are starting to arrive!  I do hope the weather brightens up a bit in the afternoon so I can get up the garden for some fresh air and to see the birds enjoying my apples on the ground and still on the trees.  Some of the Bramleys are fermenting so there may be some inebriated ones needing my help to keep the visiting cats away.  Talking of cats my friend has an elderly cat next door which is being incontinent in his house so he bought it a litter tray but it does not recognise it as such and uses it as a bed.  He also has roses still in flower and can pick a bunsh of "Molyneux" and "The Lady" still.

 


 


 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 15:03

Yes it does so I gave the three plants plenty of room.  yes we have been lucky with how mild it has been so far.  I have been growing Xmas roses (Helleborus niger) in the conservatory for Xmas presents and the flower buds are appearing!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 14:13

I just had to get out for a breath of fresh air so took my camera.  the last picture is Lysimachis clethroides which has wonderful colours - bought a few weeks ago from the Secret Gardening Club.  I am so glad I did now I see those leaves!

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 09:04

Another very damp morning but still mild.  It is supposed to clear up in the afternoon so here's hoping.  I still have an empty green wheeliebin as it was too wet yesterday to get started filling it again after it was emptied.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 11:28

It is pouring with rain in Bristol but is supposed to clear up by the afternoon.  but Xmas cards nearly all done.  I give a cheer when I reach fifty as I know the end is in sight then.  Nothing will be done in the garden today as i cannot even get there - the patio is flooded and I left my wellies in the garage.  I am still hoping to gt to the post office in the afternoon.  My winter flowering honeysuckle is in full flower and the bright red flowers of the Japanese quince are brightening up the front gateway.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 09:06

Quite damp outside again but have to go out to the post office for stamps. It is noticeably colder today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 09:01

It will be take things easy today after two days of rich  meals and long bustrips GWRS but it is threatening to rain any way and forecast for all day so I think Xmas card writing would be a good idea.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 16:08

Just back from a Xmas lunch at the Beefeater in the Haymarket in Bristol.  It was quite splendid.  Long haul in the bus though.  The normally half hour journey took one and a half hours.  Only an hour and a quarter coming back. but too late to get any gardening done as it is now quite dark.  That is two days running I have not needed to cook.

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