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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 08:44

Such changeable weather!  Today it is wet, dull mild but very windy in Bristol and the forecast is for cold when the sun comes out in the afternoon.  I think I will resign myself to conservatory gardening today. I have a lot of evergreens which will still be dripping in the wind this afternoon making anything I attempt uncomfortable to say the least. The duckpond is forming outside the kitchen and the wind is howling down the chimney in my study as I type.  

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 14:36

Mild in Bristol today too so I have been weeding among my thousands of snowdrops and examining the sefseeds to see if by chance I have a new hybrid worth a fortune, having seen the pictures of people paying  £100 for one bulb.  The famous onee called "Trym" was found in a garden in the village next to where I live so there is a precedent!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 11:05

Green wheeliebin full up.  I checked on my trials for Mr. Fothergills Nation of Gardeners project and pea meteor plants have all disappeared in the frost but pansy "Cool Wave" is flowering well in the cold weather so did some deadheading.  The underplanting of tulips is


showing in the baby bath.  Looking at the leaves I think I may have planted  daffodils!  Perhaps it was a mixture.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 09:30

That is it, Fritillary!  Must try and find it in my hundreds of gardening books!  Bristol is dull this morning but hope to get out in my garden later and fill up the green wheeliebin.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 17:23

I think they will be quite ready to bring in now Daryl.  A famoue Edwardian lady gardener, wrote in her book at the beginning of the last century that she always did this at the end of January in her country estate to send to London on the train for flowers for the London house and sice I read her book i have been doing the same.  I think she was called Mrs. Earle.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 13:31

Twigs from my forsythia bush now ensconced in my study where hyacinths from my friend's pots are perfuming the space nicely.  My pale pink pelargoniums look good in the kitchen beside my Xmas orchid.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 09:01

Red sky this morning but it was 10 degrees, now going down gradually and getting brighter so looks like I can get some gardening done today.  My show of flowers yesterday certainly has boosted my enthusiasm which is high anyway,  The birds are singing away too. 

Flumpy1 those Easter eggs usually appear after Xmas in our shops but some do have them all the year round.  I did taste one about forty years ago and it was much too sweet for my taste then, so no doubt would not appeal to me now, but I do like some very dark Belgian chocolates at Xmas.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:09

Lots of pics of my different species of snowdrops and other flowers in the garden this dull but mild day in Bristol.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 11:00

Showing off my snowdrops to my friend.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 08:49

Already 5degrees and climbing out there.  Bristol City are on the telly this afternoon playing in the fourth round of the FA Cup so there should not be any visitors then but my friend is coming this morning sso might get him to take a picture of me among my snowdrops, scrutinising the new progeny.just in case I ever find an unusual one!  I know I like so much to know the provenance of varieties.  My friend from the AGS whose grandfather bred the Bishop of Llandaff dahlia is so proud of his achievement.

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