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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 08:32

Very wet garden this morning and still raining.  It was sorely needed however.  But damp leaves everywhere and it feels so cold even in the house with the gas fire on.  Forecast is for brighter in the afternoon so may get out in the garden then for a few short hours.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 13:55

You too GWRS.  Must be cold in Tenby.  I think some rain is on the way, certainly winds.  That will blow the leaves about somewhat!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 11:33

How blessed am I!  The neighbours' son came over complete with his own green wheeliebin and stuffed it with my prunings.  I had to discourage him from putting any of the bamboo on his bonfire as it spits but he took the other wood and i told him the hawthorn was the hottest wood you could burn having learned that myself off the TV yesterday!  What a difference he has made - I can see lots of my paths and the shady patio and feel very motivated now.  And the sun is shining!!!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 09:06

Brrrr. the grass is white in Bristol this morning.  I will wait a bit before I go out cutting up prunings and wear woollen fingerless gloves under my gardening gloves.  If i cannot use the secateurs thus garbed I will use my loppers.  Two handed I should be able to manage!  My thermal socks I was given last Xmas have never been out of their packing but they are on standby now.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 11:07

I have a golden driveway courtesy of next door's lime tree.  The Euonymue europaeus is showing its bright orange berries in its pink fruits, the sun is brilliant and causing the colours to shine.  What a day!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 08:44

A bright crisp sunny morning though only 2degrees. !0 max today by our forecast which will feel cold after the 16 or even 17 we have been having in Bristol.  Looking out the window I can see lots of birds flying around so they look like they are looking for food to keep warm.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 10:55

I have just come iin for my coffee break and scentd the kitchen and my study just by being there.  The threat of frost prompted me to move my large pots of lavender into a sheltered place so i pruned off the dead flowers while I was hands on  So i am now typing in a haze of lavender.  Certainly makes you feel good.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 10:51

Never ending it seems at the moment Joyce the leaf clearing.  Next door's beech  tree dumped a ton on their pristine lawn last night.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 08:38

Last mild day for now I think.  Frost forecast for through the night so I will gather up the rest of my tnder plants and put them in the garage till I get time to find them some more congenial winter abode.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 12:48


November, you must remember,

Can be very drab and dreary.

Short days and long nights engender

Feelings very weary.

Yet November can be useful

To gardeners like me;

Planting tulips by the potful,

Making Welsh cakes for tea.

November gloom is the bad

Which shows us what  is good -

Sunlit skies that bring a wad 

Of warmth to bleakest mood.

We know not good without the bad.

Else we are barren souls.

Life without death is only a germ.

I would rather be whole.

So thank you , November,

For being yourself.

Having you in the Year as a member

Is great for our mental health.

Last edited: 31 October 2016 12:49:12

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