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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 08:53

Such dreadful weather up North.  Brings back memories of the Somerset Levels floods.  Gardens and allotments under metres of water and no electricity.  It will take a long time to recover from such a storm and the flooding is not over yet.  It is still very mild in Bristol - 14 degrees here already and calm but dark and a little drizzle.  The "Hotlips" salvia I bought with white flowers now has some new normal ones on it. I will take a picture of them.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 22:11

Oh I bet that will be lovely -in Lincoln Cathedral.  I hope you are not near any floods GWRS.  The North and Scotland are having a torrid time.  The wind has calmed down in Bristol but is supposed to be fierce in the early hours.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 16:37

Take care flumpy.  My goodness there is a lot of flooding and road closures.  Wind is getting stronger in Bristol now but it is too dark already to be outside anyway.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 13:43

Did some more heavy work and when exhausted I rewarded myself with a practice session with my camera,  Here are the results.






My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 11:09

Yes lots of my fb friends have damage to their greenhouses and sheds.  even a wheelbarrow blown away.  We are lucky down south this time   Sounds like a day to stay home further north.  It was a little bit breezy up the garden but I got some pruning done and my neighbour is getting on with building his new garage.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 08:47

Dull and a tad windy today but still dry and mild so should get out to do some work soon.   

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 21:15

I grew a lot of my presents and make three Xmas cakes.  The grandchildren get money which is appreciated especially by the university students.  Next week I am going to see "Abigail's Party" at the theatre and to a Xmas dinner invite from the Church ladies who visit my garden in May.  I have bought some presents online and have started my cards.  The ones for abroad are all posted.  In two weeks time I will get out my manger and put the lights on in the conservatory where the pelargoniums are looking very Xmassy.  I can hear the wind getting up now I have put the telly off!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 14:28

Oh dear it has started to rain and it will soon be getting dark.  Here are some of my winter violas planted out on top of dark purple crocuses from the Secret Gardening Club.  The little birds were bought in the Oxfam shop donkeys' years ago for pennies.  I could not visualise being without my picnic table outside the kitchen to play on in the winter months - easy to run indoors when it rains.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 11:17

We have a St. Nicholas Market that is open all year round near St. Nicholas Church. GWRS.  It is a lovely old part of Bristol by the river and always looks lovely but of course superb at Xmas.  Bath is only a few miles away where there are streets of chalets all beautifully decorated for Xmas looking superb with the Abbey and Pump rooms behind them.  The sun is bright and warm here today and my green wheeliebin is half full again already.  I will go back out after my coffee.  I had five and a bit pages og offers from the secret Gardening Club this morning but restricted myself to four - 3x a white bergenia, sx Primula Wanda (I only have the purple one), 3x a Pink pink and ao blue anemones.  More work for me next week!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 08:40

Bright and dry this morning so should be able to get busy filling up the green wheeliebin once it has been emptied.  I will tidy the back of the garage and put my big pots of tender plants in there just in case the weather turns at the weekend.  They are all near enough to be just rolled into place.  The wheelbarrow is full of rainwater so will put that into one of my barrels and tip up tje wheelbarrow on the side of the caravan to keep dry over winter.  I just cannot bet on this very mild weather continuing much longer.

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