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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 09:21

Oh gosh, flumpy1.  Goodness knows what a hot toddy would do to me  - I was sick up the garden yesterday after a miniscule lunch!  I fear the side effects of my anticoagulant medicine may be more than the benefits.  I am very stiff this morning, finding it hard to walk about the house so if that persists I may have to give up in order to get to the nurse on Tuesday.  I am sure there will be a solution but cannot quite see it yet.  Man from Warm Front comes on Monday to see if I can have a new boiler .  I am quite sure I could not get through another winter with the heating as it is.I have ordered some of my favourite foods on line to try and tempt my appetite and that comes in the afternoon today.  Nausea sweeps over me when I put my lips near my cup of tea - it is the warm milk aroma I think so i shall ditch it and try mint tea with lemon.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 15:20

I was sick while I was up the garden taking pics so something else to put on list of side effects!  Did not stop me snapping though and felt fine after i had a drink of water.



Gardeners World on TV

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 21:24

Oh my goodness Monty has a new jacket.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 17:08

My friend ventured out in the sunshine to send me his version of "Rhapsody in Blue"from his tiny garden and his last amaryllis, a beauty called Appleblossom.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 16:37

Lovely to hear from you. Linda.  It is so satisfying to rescue a doomed plant.  Fritillaries are lovely too.  I did a little in the garden today but the new medication is taking some time to get accustomed to.  More and more blossom every day however and definitely much milder now..

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 09:52

Coughing better this morning and it is much milder and dry and sunny.  The green wheeliebin which was only half full (yeogh) has been emptied so I may finish cutting back my neighbour's laurel hedge today and start filling it up again.  First there is the task of remembering my eldest daughter's and son in law's birthday which they celebrate together soon!  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 15:14

Well I did have my flower cutting scissors in my hands and their are hundreds of Tete a Tete daffodils flowering now so here they are just in time for tea.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 14:52

Our Monty Don is coming to the Bristol Univ. Botanic Garden for the day on Sunday July 19th.  He is giving two lectures - morning and afternoon and Question and Answer sessions and is staying for lunch and afternoon tea and a tour with hangers on round the Garden.  In the meantime I have been out in my garden helping myself to some early tulips for the house - here they are on the lounge mantelpiece.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 10:19

 Aww, thank you, 1Runnybeak!.  I suit your nom de plume at the moment.  The milder weather has arrived as promised and the sun is shining so I will put all my dirty hankies in the washer and try and use tissues for a day till I have a fresh supply of soft cotton hankies again.  One of my FB friends sent me some seeds from her white, blue and dark blue agapanthus yesterday so time to get sowing now.

Discussions started by happymarion

new series

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

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Well done, Kate. Last winter was so mild and wet lots of sickly trees suddenly showed what they are made of. Trees and shrubs that had nev... 
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My Golden Jubilee Garden 
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Let's share the lovely flowers and veg. in our gardens this summer. 
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