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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.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 22:07

Green wheeliebin nearly full flumpy.  It was a glorious day up the garden - lots of bird song.  Tomorrow is forecast to be good weather as well.  The February issue of Gardeners World magazine is full of inspiration to get started sowing seeds and free sweet pea seeds with it!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 22:07

Green wheeliebin nearly full flumpy.  It was a glorious day up the garden - lots of bird song.  Tomorrow is forecast to be good weather as well.  The February issue of Gardeners World magazine is full of inspiration to get started sowing seeds and free sweet pea seeds with it!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 09:12

Amazingly mild this morning -13 degrees at 7o'clock!  Cloudy but dry so should be pleasant working.  Forecast is 14 degrees after lunch.  Definitely will see some neighbours in their gardens today.  Lots of birds in the treetops watching for my kitchen door to open!  I shall treat them to a little hard cheese grated into their oatmeal this morning.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 13:35

It clouded over so I took some more pics in case the rain forecast for this evening was coming early but no, the sun is out again so I will be out again as soon as I have had a quick lunch.  It really is glorious gardening weather out there.

 


 


 


 


 


 

 

 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 10:59

My friend took half the cake home and my supper guest had some andI still have some for the visitors on Sunday.  Mt youngest son is 42 on the 26th so I have another one to bake on Monday.  I cannot believe how warm it is working up the garden. I have finished my coffee so have come in to fill my flask with water as I remember the curator telling me in the Botanic Garden on a very warm day that to make sure of not being dehydrated you should have some water on the hour every hour!  Seems to work.  I saw some white blossom on the path and was astounded to see my plum tree in the potager in full bloom _the one that gives three types of fruit,namely red, yellow and purple plums.  No pollinators out at the moment so looks like there will be few red plums this year.  Luckily the yellpow and purple branches blossom later.  Good job the neighbours cannot hear me up the garden as this morning it was "Oh you are so beautiful" to the snowdrops  time and time again.  Lots of different species flowering now.

Discussions started by happymarion

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

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