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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 09:29

A cold cloudy day today.  Top forecast of only 6 degrees but warmer tomorrow. Two parcels expected today so have to stay in anyway.  Five visitors have let me know they are visiting before Xmas day too. The gentleman next door is home from hospital in time for Xmas with a stairlift fitted.  Big online grocery shop arriving tomorrow.  What a boon online shopping is for people like me with no car and aged legs and creaking backs!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 16:21

Gosh yes pays to shop late.  £5 boxes of biscuits reduced to £4!  Unfortunatel I used up the good weather shopping.  It started to rain on way home and has drizzled ever since so now it is dark and no gardening done today.  May be drier tomorrow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 08:40

Not quite so foggy this morning in Bristol and dry.  I may get some gardening done after a trip to the shops.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 18:02

Son no2 visited so no gardening for me today.  I have started wrapping the presents.  Going to be colder this week.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 10:14

I am no good at rapping GWRS but poetry is another matter and forecasting - uncannily there is an article on bottle gardening in January's GW magazine!!!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 08:28

Thick fog in Bristol this morning.  Looks like a Xmas present wrapping day to me.safe and warm indoors.  I may make a big batch of stew and dumplings to keep me going all week and perhaps a few visitors too.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 12:13

Joyce my treated heritage hyacinths I planted up for Xmas presents are showing buds in the conservatory.  They have good sturdy foliage.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 12:09

No baubles here Flumpy though I love yours but lots of flowers.  My friend who came to dinner last night brought me lovely lilies in bud.  It is beginning to look a lot like Xmas in my kitchen GWRS.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 11:11

In my new book there is a list of plants suitable for a Grassless Alpine "Lawn"!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 22:09

Back from the AGS Xmas party where I won three prizes in the raffle - flower arrangement, book and alpine fern.  Here they are.

Discussions started by happymarion

Casualties of the weather

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My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

My thread seems to have disappeared so starting a new one to continue the saga. 
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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

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Trouble posting pictures.

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new series

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

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I too am a nettle lover, Kate. Nettle tea is delicious. You can buy the dried variety if you do not have your own source. 
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Well done, Kate. Last winter was so mild and wet lots of sickly trees suddenly showed what they are made of. Trees and shrubs that had nev... 
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