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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 13:43

More pictures from my safari in the sunshine.

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 13:30

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ying again.  I think I put too many pictures on and was wiped off!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 11:51

Yes, of course.  Tidy them up.  I have been playing indoors as it is so very cold outside,  My Ducky and Munakuppi (hair growing kit, present from Mr. Fothergill at Xmas ) have been having a conversation.

Ducky:  I see you have no hair.  Why do you not ask Marion to knit you a woolly hat like mine?

Munakuppi: Marion has just managed to unpack me and says she will grow me some hair but it has to be short first as she can eat basil.  Then she will grow me long hair from the grass seed and plait it so she can pretend I am Bob Flowerdew and ask me questions.

Ducky: Trust Marion to have her hair and eat it!  See you in seven days.

 

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e is their picture.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 10:36

Kale is a great veg, to grow. Very healthy too   It needs more cooking time than cabbage or cauliflower but makes great soup.  The sun has come out now so fog all gone but still very cold.  Only 4maximum forecast for Bristol today.  Real runny nose weather.  I have watered the conservatory plants that needed it very sparingly and deadheaded the pelargoniums.  Blossom is coming on my peach tree and fig leaves are emerging so longer daylight hours are waking everything up.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 09:03

A foggy day in Bristol Town and so very cold again.  We do have a Berkely Square but I doubt anyone's stretch of the imagination could hear a nightingale singing in it despite its beautiful trees and houses.  I think i will confine my gardening to the conservatory and hope I can go on safari round my garden with my camera in the afternoon.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 16:40

Just be sure you never get cornered by a rat in your garden.  They do bite if cornered, flumpy1.  I think i would be tempted to get in pest control.  They do bring in horrible diseases to gardens.

Cld outside today but the green wheeliebin is half full again and I feel invigorated after having the fresh air.  More crocuses showing and a few early daffodils have buds.  Polyanthus and primroses flowering in all the nooks and crannies too.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 09:07

Do you have foxes or badgers in your garden or in the vicinity that you know of. flumpy1?  If rats are digging holes near to your house that is worrying.  Make sure they cannot get in by air grills.  The shape of the hole should identify the culprit.  Rats make round holes. foxes have a scrape on one side like dogs do digging up bones, badgers make tunnels.  Nice you have a Bristol connection.  I have not met any Horrocks here.  Fairly common name though.

Still quite cold this morning with a white frost slowly disappearing but quieter with no wind howling down the chimney so hope to get out filling up the wheeliebin again today.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 14:31

My goodness that is a bitter wind today.  I spent about 20 minutes out in it but it was too much for my nose, hands and feet so only managed to sweep the frosted leaves off a few hundred yards of paths.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 08:50

Amaryllis "Carmen" whose pic

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ture does not do her justice as she is a very dark red with black inner markings.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 08:42

White frost again this morning .  4 degrees promised by the weathermen but not till 3pm and then only for an hour so doubt I. will be attempting any gardening outside today despite the lure of an empty green wheeliebin and bright sunshine.  I can see by the trailing smoke from one of my neighbour's chimneys that the wind is north easterly today so it must be bitter out there. Supposed to be better tomorrow and for next week.  In the meantime my friend has warmed me with pics of his beautiful amaryllis "Carmen" this morning.  I will download them and post them for everyone to warm there hands.

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