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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 08:33

Much milder this morning, already 6 degrees and forecast is for 8 but the electrician and his mate should be here all day so no gardening will be possible.  Frosty again tomorrow and only 3 degrees then rain forecast for Friday.  Ah well there is always the conservatory.  I could switch on the propagator and start off some vegetable seeds.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 16:49

I managed to get out in the garden after lunch as the temp soared to 6 degrees in the sunshine so used my new very sharp secateurs on some bamboo and started filling the green wheeliebin which was emptied this morning.  There is so much to do I feel cheated if I have not been able to make even a small dent in the work.  See-saw temperatures this week so I will have to be adaptable with my time.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 10:10

The bss has just called - electrician cannot come today as no labourer has turned up for work after the holiday and he is needed as some of the jobs require climbing a ladder.  So hopefully he will come tomorrow instead.  Perhaps it will be warmer then.  It is still very hard frost so no going outside for me today.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 09:06

My goodness such a hard frost this morning.  Still only 0 degrees,  Electrician expected soon.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 20:25

My friend sent me pics of his hippeastrum "Terra Cotta Star" which has just started to bloom.   

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 13:47

Goldfinch 60 start now with cut and come gain salad leaves as salads in the shops will be very dear soon due to flooding in southern Spain!  Ready to eat from sowing in a week and do well on kitchen windowsill.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 09:07

Splendid day yesterday Flumpy. TY.  We too have hard frost and still 0 degrees this morning and forecast only to get to 4 so no outdoors for me today.  I have enough left overs to feed me for some time to come and someone left Yesterday's "Times" newspaper so I have plenty of reading there!  Youngest son has promised to come next weekend to help me with the terracing.  Electrician coming tomorrow for thw whole day to check all my electrics.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 08:44

Pictures to colour your day from my kitchen where my Xmas flowers are having some attention.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 08:32

Happy New Year to you all, gardening friends old and new. young and old. and welcome to my new thread about my adventures in the garden this year 2017.  They include lots of physical work unearthing my long lost terraces, a new Alpine Tapestry garden, bottle gardening in the conservatory, and growing more vegetables this year.  My 88 year old body is in good nick so how much gets done will depend mostly on the weather which today in Bristol is very grey and dark, but mild - 8 degrees at the moment but forecast to drop rapidly tu 4 this afternoon.  So to add some cheer I will go and photograph some of my Xmas flowers to share with you in my kitchen, as they all need watering now.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 14:11

Last post for 2016.  Wishing you all a Happy Hogmanay.  See you next year with a new thread.

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