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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 10:03

I don't think Madeira has seasons like us, just mild wet winters and hot dry summers.  They have fields of bananas too I believe!  I would be in my element there.  I have put my begonia out for a spot of sunshine so i too have mixed up seasons.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 08:47

White roofs and grass again this morning.  It will be a little warmer in the afternoon so should be able to get an hour or two's gardening in. The weekend seems to be going to be warmer.   

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 14:29

My summer bulbs and perennials have all arrived and all good.  It has not stopped raining all day so will have to wait till tomorrow before I can do anything with them.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 09:02

Oh dear flumpy I do hope you do not have the flu.  Sea-saw weather again in Bristol - degrees already and a duckpond on the kitchen patio.  Forecast is rain for all day .  My bulb delivery was delayed yesterday but just had an email to say it will arrive between 2 and 3 this afternoon.  My six perennials from the Secret Gardening Club should come today too.  I've put in my hearing aids so I can hear the delivery men at the door!  My friend of the tiny garden has sent me pictures of his crocuses and hyacinths He is apologetic about them and sent me last year's pics for comparison as well!. But then he is a perfectionist.  Actually i think the mild winter has messed up the bulbs somewhat.  I have lots of seedling new snowdrops from the pollination efforts of the bees last year but they flowered earlier this year before pollinators were around. Here are inner city spring bulbs this year.








My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 08:37

Minus 4 degrees this morning so no chance of getting out in the garden early despite the blue sky and sunshine.  Rain forecast for tomorrow too but up again to 11 degrees on Saturday which will really feel warm!  Expecting my summer bulbs from Blom's Bulbs this morning.  I hope they are all nice big flowering size ones.  I should be able to get to the AGS meeting where we have a talk on Gardening for Wildlife as the night time temperature is forecast to be six.  

Look after yourselves GWRS and flumpy.  Your gardens need you.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 15:55

I braved the cold to take some pics as lots of daffs out now and the shy is blue.












My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 08:38

My sister has been living in Canada for decades so is acclimatised but I could not survive such temperatures being fifteen years older and used to the mildness of Bristol.  Only i degree this morning and slight frost on the rooftiles and grass had me shivering!  Top temperature of 5degrees so it is indoors again for me, especially as the forecast is for the coldest night of the winter for the whole country tonight!  I think I will get out all my seed packets and make plans.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 22:12

I stayed in all day and just telephoned family to catch up with the news GWRS.  Another cold day tomorrow.  Lovely pictures flumpy.  Super heather.  You will enjoy those hyacinths when they start perfuming your back door.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 09:02

Happy St. Valentine's Day from my conservatory.





My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 08:47

Drier day today and I had hopes of going to the Botanic Garden for the first tour of this year by the curator but it was only 2 degrees when I would have to leave to catch the  bus which are only every two hours on Sundays so It was too cold for me to venture out.  Forecast says it will not reach 6 degrees till 3 o'clock anyway so no chance of even getting out in my own garden today.  I will have to be content with the conservatory.  We are in for some very cold weather in the next few days but nothing like the minus 29 degrees my sister has in New Brunswick!  And this is after the warmest winter they have had.  The plants and animals there must be very mixed up now.

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