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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 11:02

Flumpy that is beautiful, TY.  Hard lines about the car and the beeping people!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 08:31

Everywhere is white again and only 5 degrees forecast for Bristol today so very cold though dry and sunny.  I think it is a cooking and baking day for me today.  It will keep me warm and replenish my stocks.  Next week is set to warm up again.  I hope you are all managing to stay warm.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 21:25

The last of the roses - aym280 - "The Generous Gardener" this bush is called.  It flowers for months on end and has lovely big hips on now which are orange.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 15:17

I have been up the garden and put my booty into water.  Unbelievable that such unrelenting hard frost has not spoiled a thing.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 13:09

I am expecting redwings shortly.  They usually come to us when they have exhausted the supplies of berries in the east in a harsh winter.  Lots of pinecones waiting for me to pick up for Xmas.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 11:29

I am expecting the hard frosts we have had this month already to break down the soil nicely too Joyce and to kill off a few fungal troubles and slugs!  My neighbour's son has filled a huge builder's bag with debris from my garden!  He is a treasure.  Outside temp. is 6 already so hopeful I can do a bit this afternoon.  Any bedraggled flowers will be rescued for the house and I may gather some holly and put it in the cool of the garage in case the birds start to eat the berries.  I noticed a few blackbirds feasting on my cotoneaster berries this morning.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 08:57

Hip hip hooray.  Our weather forecast in Bristol today promises 7 degrees in the afternoon and three hours of sunshine from noon onwards but the sun is out already!  Now that is just the news to make an old girl really blissfully happy -plus having my laptop back in working order!  I should be able to get out in the garden working and will see how far down the last prunings mountain is as the lad next door came round to help himself to some "wood" yesterday.  6 degrees is the cut-off point for me going out because of my heart condition so I could not go out yesterday as it did not get beyond 5.  And it was a bit foggy!  Quite easy to get lost in my garden in the fog as it is so big and you cannot tell one bush/tree from another when the leaves have all fallen.  Last December was so mild this year seems like a betrayal.

Planting Ideas please

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 11:41

Alpines come to mind as they love morning sun, slopes and poor soil.  The ones that spread will anchor the soil and stop any weeds.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 09:18

A tad warmer today in Bristol,all frost melted and 5 degrees forecast for the afternoon.  I may be able to go on safari round the garden and will look out for the new vixen who has taken up residence.  I hope you are warmer up there Flumpy.  Scotland seems to have had the best of the weather for once.  I was running out of food even frozen so an online shop has been done for groceries.  It was so foggy in our lane yesterday some cars were just giving up and sitting still for a bit hoping it would lift.  I wrote a lot of Xmas cards and will get out to the post box this afternoon.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 17:42

Very well thank you GWRS.  It is really cold , freezing, in Bristol and thick freezing fog too.  A bit dicey putting out the wheeliebins for tomorrow.  I had hundreds of emails needing attention but eventually reached the SGC offers for this week and could not believe my luck, They are offering six alpines just right for my new tapestry.  So I have ordered Antennaria "Trend Alur Druggart", Androsace septentrionalis "Stardust",Azorella trifurcata, Geranium endressii, Alchemilla erythropoda "Alma", and Alyssum montana "Bergold".  I should be able to take cuttings from them in the spring and increase my stock.

Discussions started by happymarion

Adventures in my garden 2018

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

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new series

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Talkback: Using nettles in the kitchen

I too am a nettle lover, Kate. Nettle tea is delicious. You can buy the dried variety if you do not have your own source. 
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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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Talkback: Sowing tomato seed

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