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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 08:43

Awww blackcountry lass, such a nice thing to say.  I may be able to go gardening today or at least this morning but forecast for tomorrow is a yellow warning for heavy rain and gales again so I shall have to batten down the hatches.  It is still mild however so not much heating needed which bodes well for the gas and electricity bills at end of month.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 16:22

Such a splendid day of gardening I had to take some pictures - nothing to beat snowdrops at dusk.  The Tete a Tete daffodils under my sarcococca are just ope





ning their buds too and second crop of Iris reticulata.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 10:24

Yes, it has its advantages, Verdun!  No cold callers as I cannot hear the telephone ring and could not hear them anyway.  A passing neighbour has taken my letter to the Post box (to save my legs, she said!  Little does she know how much they are used!) but it did mean I was dressed for outdoors so did a safari round the snowdrops and crocuses and daffodils.  Missed hearing the birds though as they usually greet me.  I have had no balance problems while doing the household chores so plan on going out in the garden to fill up the green wheeliebin as it gets emptied tomorrow morning.  Especially as the sun has just appeared - hooray.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 08:36

I have decided it is better to live in a silent world rather than risk being unbalanced to typing with no hearing aids in at all.  Weather mild today again but cloudy.  Good day to check what needs watering in the conservatory.  Yes Verdun the sarcococca scents the whole of my fernery and bamboo grove.  i am always amazed at how much perfume comes from one plant albeit one that is getting too big for its pot.  I think this summer it will have to be moved into the garden proper.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 21:18

I am going to post the broken hearing aid to the clinic tomorrow and let them mend it or replace it.  The hearing firm evidently hire the consulting room when they need it from the surgery and make appointments from the clinic.  This privitisation of NHS services is so clumsy.  I will stay home safe from traffic and falling over till it is sorted .  Thank goodness for online grocery shopping.  The Hearing clinic is not online but if I cannot get it sorted myself I have an email address for Action on Hearing Loss Charity.  Don't worry.  I have been widowed for 27 years so am used to looking after myself.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 16:31

I have broken my right hearing aide GWRS - overenthusiastic with the cleaning rod.  i went to the surgery to ask to have an appointment with the audiologist but they do not give out those as it is done privately through the NHS.  So , as I cannot use the telephone without it and they are out of town I will have to write.  It may take some time before i am balanced again.  i find i am not very steady with one hearing aid in only  I shall have to be careful in the garden - no tripping up or falling over.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 15:02

So happy to have helped Yviestevie.  I am a great fan of Secret Gardening Club.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 08:30

Another dry day forecast but colder, only 4 degrees at the moment so i shall wait a bit before carrying on with my planting and weeding.  It is seesaw weather again and set to be mild again tomorrow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 17:00

It did get a bit breezy again in the afternoon but I got the perennials planted and took some pics of the spring flowers which are blooming all over the garden.  Lots of crocuses and daffodils  joining the snowdrops.













My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 11:24

Pictures in the morning reminds me of High ho Silver and the Gaumont on a Saturday morning!  Enjoy GWRS.  I have planted three "Liriope" plants and will do Three Polymonium Yeziense after coffee.  In doing so I weeded out hundreds of Celandines which come out so easily now they have some leaves and the soil is like butter.  Still thousands to go but they do look glorious when they flower.  If I try to average three perennials per day for the whole month of February I should have caught up with the backlog.  I like to get every perennial out of its pot by March not only as i need the big pots for summer bulbs but to thwart the pests that like pot grown plants like vine weevils.

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