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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.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 10:41

A close-up of my new begonia and "All at once I saw a crowd, a host of dancing daffodils."





My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 08:55

Good morning flumpy.  Very chilly here so I stayed warm in bed listening to the radio for a bit as i knew the sight of a wet garden once again would sadden me.  Forecast is for some heavy rain and only 4 degrees feeling colder in the wind.  Brrr.  Good job I got to the shops and bought my lovely begonia yesterday.  I will deadhead and water in the conservatory.  Your week off must be coming to an end now.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 22:09

We grew bananas at the Botanic Garden, GWRS, both the edible kind like those and the one that is grown to make strong fibre for ropes.  No way could I ever get my conservatory that hot!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 13:22

Top quality plants. Marygold.  I often amuse myself tracing where they come from by matching up the descriptions and they come from large nurseries like Crocus.  I have done my shopping and of course could not pass our flower shop with the great display of flowers for Valentines Day so treated myself to this begonia for the kitchen for £2.99.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 10:23

Ordered my seed potatoes, onion sets and garlic runner bean seeds and tomato seeds so feeling virtuous thinking about growing my own veg although I have just been checking in my big chest freezer and the fridge freezer and I still have what looks like a year's supply of food from last year!  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 08:31

Dry and bright this morning but cold.  I must get to the shops today as the weather is set to get even colder tomorrow.  The green wheelie bin has been emptied so that is a temptation to start filling it up again.  Still a lot of tidying to do.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 20:36

Yes it is TY GWRS,  I have enjoyed some TV tonight.  There may even be snow in Bristol this weekend so I plan to go to the shops tomorrow.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

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