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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 10:56

Now for some pics from my garden where the neighbour on the other side is making great strides with his new wall between us.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 10:50

Busy as usual then , Lizzie but so exciting to have the family nearer you.  I took my camera next door to get cheery pictures on a dull Monday.  Bristol is certainly in Bloom this August.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 08:56

At last I can post pictures from the weekend when I visited the Mall in Clifton for their "Music in the Park" afternoon and got my new pig to mark the spot where there was a pigsty and which is so  fertile it seems the pigs are still manuring it.  My companion is dear Cathy, partner of son no4, who chauffered me there then over to visit my sick friend who showed her his lovely house and garden despite feeling a bit grotty after his op.  He recovered somewhat yesterday.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 08:44
It is so good to know you can grow your own lettuce right through the year as we do here as long as you have some glass or a polytunnel.Pat. Cooler today in Bristol and cloudier but 20 degrees is fine to garden in. the farmers are starting to harvest rape for rape seed oil so we nee dry weather for a good harvest. I shall harvest some of my potatoes today and weed the ground and sow some annuals for autumn flowers.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 22:05
We will find out tomorrow what she died of - 72 is no age for women nowadays. I think the average is 82 or so. She gave a great deal of enjoyment to millions of people.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 09:58
Going to be 24 degrees in Bristol today and sunny. Better do the gardening in little packets I think. I am enjoying my "Flower Hunters" book so my rattan armchair and it will be carried out to its spot under the garden umbrella. I see the posting clitch is still here so no pictures possible.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 19:07
Back home from two lovely visits. The music in the Mall garden was provided by a very good drummer, guitarist and singer from Senegal. I got a wooden pig for the garden and a little china jug for my Welsh dresser in exchange for the toddlers wellies and toys I took from the loft (and of course some space. My friend looked very well after his operation and his garden back and front was just beautiful.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 11:17
The music is from Senegal Flumpy so quite new to me - very interesting to see what instruments are used. Just before my eightieth birthday I found I could no longer do simple things with my left hand fingers like tying my shoelaces, cutting my right fingernails etc because the small finger and the one next to it could open but not close - i had to use my other hand to close them. The receptionist at the doctor's sent me to A&E wher the nurse showed me which nerve was not responding and sent me to another hospital which does plastic surgery. Within six weeks i was in day surgery having plastic surgery on my elbow. When i woke up the surgeon told me with a very satisfied smile that she had found the aberrant muscle and moved it to where it should be and they thought i must have been born with it but it only caused bother when I got elderly for some reason they could not fathom. anyway it was a great success, Nearly 87 now and no trouble there and the day after my op I was in the cinema in the afternoon with my sons seeing the latest film I wanted to see., sporting my hospital sling to keep my elbow from being jostled. I felt a bit like Indiana Jones whom I had gone to see - and he married his Marion in that film!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 09:16
Yes I am so have switched to basic editor for now. may be we will have to wait till Monday to be able to post pictures again. Cloudy in Bristol this morning . Do hope it does not rain as I am going to "Music in the Park" in a Clifton Mall this afternoon then on to visit my friend who had his op yesterday. He said he would let me know if he did not feel up to a visit . As he had a general anaesthetic he is probably still asleep. I know I was the day after I had my plastic surgery on my elbow. Joe Swift was helping out in a Bristol street in the Bristol in Bloom competition on GW last night. So pretty. I do hope all the entrants have been growing bee and butterfly friendly plants for Bristol's Year as Green Capital of Europe.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 19:43

Lovely photos BizzieB.  Some of the heucheras make huge plants do they not?  And so easy to split them up for more.  That is a splendid sweet pea.  I hope it is scented too.  We are going to have a day similar to today which was fine and dry and 19degrees, tomorrow, but much warmer on Sunday.

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