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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 11:07

Very similar day to yesterday weatherwise though  it seems a little brighter.  I should be able to get some tidying up done outside, especially where I want to plant more of my snowdrops, a part of the garden mostly occupied by nettles at the moment.  That is a job which will need my new gauntlet leather gloves that came at Xmas.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 09:37

Plus 4 degrees already in Bristol this morning though cloudy but should get some gardening done outside.  I have opened up the cold frame to let the salad stuff in there have some air.  The gazanias I sheltered in there are fine but some outside were dispatched by the frost.  Still some have grown so big i will be able to divide them later.  At the end of February I plan to sow some of my broad bean seeds saved from last year in the conservatory, divide a few hundred snowdrops and plant in the green and sow some annual flower seeds - sticking to my pledge of not using any fossil fuel to garden this year.  That will be two months in a row.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 10:01

A little bit warmer today in Bristol so hope to get some gardening done.  My twigs of forsythia were much admired by my supper guests last night.  It is such a cheap and cheerful way to get some colour into the house in February.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 09:45

We have sun but very cold indeed Still a hard frost as it was -4 at seven am.  I think I will do some housework and go shopping in the morning as I have a friend coming to supper and may venture out in the garden in the afternoon when +4 is forecast.  

snow drops

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 09:36

100 snowdrops in the green for £9 is about the retail price, cheaper wholesale.   my "Colossus" cost £10 for one bulb a few years ago.  one clump now has about 50 in it and some have selfseeded.  This is a very early variety and very tall about 20inches with large fragrant flowers.  Here is the original yesterday.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 13:43

More pictures from my safari in the sunshine.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 13:30



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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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.

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