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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 13:39

My nine perennials I ordered on Tuesday from the Secret Gardening Club have just arrived - red, white and blue - hemerocallis,  vinca minor and platycodon.  After a quick lunch I will get out again and see to them.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 12:25

Yes TY GWRS.  Lovely up there in the brilliant sunshine where the pristine white plum blossom and snowdrops were especially beautiful.  Not too cold at 10degrees.





My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 09:00

Only 3 degrees this morning but bright sunshine and dry garden at last.  My spirits are quite lifted despite the cold.  I should be able to visit the whole of my garden today and see what is thriving.  The squirrels are out already and the birds.  It is very calm and peaceful.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 19:08

Yes flumpy, conservatory all tidy.  The rain did not stop all day!  Colder tomorrow but drier too.  No two days seem to be the same nowadays.  Roll on spring now.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 08:40

Another very  dark wet and windy morning with a yellow warning from the Met, office for heavy rain in Bristol upto 6pm, so no gardening outside today.  I will do some deadheading in the conservatory and some housework to keep me active.  I could look through my seed packets and see what I need to buy for the coming season.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 10:43

Wow just look at the colour of this gerbera leaf as it dies!  Hyacinths flowering in the conservatory and four colours of primulas from my tiny plug plants. Camellia buds not quite open yet.






My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 08:39

That blackbird is very tame, behaves like a robin.  He waits on one of my patio chairs looking at the kitchen door every morning till I come out with some food.The rain has just started and is forecast to go on all day with wind gusts of over forty mph so no getting out in the garden today.  I am so glad I got the green wheeliebin filled up yesterday.  It will soon be February when I hope to start planting my new perennials out in my borders and beds.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 22:08

The huge chaenomeles was here in the garden when we moved here 52 years ago, LG.  So glad the snowdrops have appeared.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 13:35

Got lots done before lunch and took pics as there are flowers everywhere.  The smell from the snowdrops is lovely.
















My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 09:10

Another fine day has dawned and 11 degrees already.  I should try and do as much as I can today as wind is on the way from that storm that deluged the east coast of America with snow.  I cannot garden in the wind in my garden full of large trees.

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