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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 16:57

Another mild day for the garden work.  Tomorrow is going to be wet though but my new washing machine is being delivered and fitted so I shall be working my way through the backlog of dirty washing.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 08:42

Yes Joyce.  The next able- bodied visitor will find they have a task waiting for them!  Very mild again today in Bristol.  Green wheeiebin will be emptied this morning so i should be able to get out and enjoy my gardening.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 22:11

The new lampshade.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 22:06

I have just come home from the theatre -a wonderful musical version of A Christmas Carol, then a tour round the Brentry Lights then my friend fixed my new lampshade on the study ceiling but I think it may be upside down!!!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 11:04

And you GWRS.  SGC have just out up this week's offers and I have ordered another six plants for my tapestry garden.  It is almost as if they know my plans for next year.  Uncanny!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 08:58

My alpines are the usual treadable ones for my tapestry which is going to replace my meadow grass. All in the A's funnily enough.  Antennaria "Trend alur druggart", Androsace septentriones Stardust, Azorella trifurcata, Alchemilla erythropoda Alma ad Alyssum montanum Bergold.  All good spreaders.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 08:45

 All the A's funnily enough Liriodendron - Antennaria, Androsace, Azorella Alchemilla "Alma" and Alyssum.  Very dark and gloomy in Bristol this morning though 13 degrees already.  Garden looks very wet.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 15:38

My alpines have arrived from SGC - bursting out of their pots so I should be able to get four or five good plants from each.  They will be quite good clumps by the time I can plant them out in the Alpine tapestry garden.  In the meantime they will fill up the cold frame nicely with the lid open except when we have heavy rain.  I made quite a lot of leaf mould this afternoon.  The weather is quite balmy now.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 11:50

Not Hotpoint for me Flumpy as I had my twin tub catch fire and the one I have has not been very good and my fridge freezer from them was defunct on arrival so, going on the 25 years trouble free service I have had from my Miele vacuum cleaner I am having a Triple A energy saving one from Miele delivered on Saturday.  Coop electrical so have good price and my dividend and they fit and take away the old one.  Five years warranty from the manufacturers too.  Thank goodness I will be clean again by Xmas!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 08:46

Flumpy it was 11degrees at 7 this morning in Bristol and set to get to 14.  Misty and damp though but heating off!  My plants did not arrive yesterday from SGC so I will have to stay in.  I have an online grocery order coming between 1 and 2 in the afternoon as well and my washing machine has conked out so I need to do some searching on the net for a new energy efficient one.  Luckily I have had a rebate of £145 from British gas as my monthly direct debits were too high and the £300 from the government for heating and £10 Xmas bonus have all gone in the bank this month so I will not need  my overdraught  or to cash in my premium bonds.  I might get a fright when I see the prices as I have not bought one for 11 years.  I did think I might hang on till the Boxing day sales but the pile of washing is horrendous already.  My cooker is over 21 years old too but seems to still be in good nick.  The new lampshade I bought online from John Lewis is just gorgeous and I am longing to have it up but told myself not to be silly when i caught myself looking at the stepladder.  I will have to wait till a younger person visits.  In the meantime it is sat on the chair opposite mine where I can drink in the lovely abstract design of leaves in the exact colours of my carpet!!!  Have a lovely day Flumpy.

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