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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 13:02

Oh I must look up St Oggie!  I am alright with St. Andrew as St, Andrews  was my first university.  Two of my deliveries have arrived and i now have all the ingredients to bake my three Xmas cakes, including the most delicious looking glace golden cherries - oh how my hands were itching to try one!  I have looked at the brandy bottle and it needs a new one bought this year.  Forgot about that.  One of my deliveries is coming next Tuesday they tell me  (Black Friday log jam) and I am still awaiting my plants but they come Royal Mail who comes late to our lane.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 11:13

I could as my monthly supply of food is coming today flumpy but I shall have a feast of Scottish music and poetry instead.  As a teenager I was always booked to perform at some function or other on those nights!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 10:57

I managed to get up the garden to inspect before the rain started again.  No damage done but lots of winter honeysuckle in flower!  Also loads of new strawberry flowers but they will not come to anything.  If i did not have loads of frozen strawberries still to eat i would have brought the plants into the conservatory for winter strawberries!Out would come the paint brush to hand pollinate them.  i have done it a few years back and it is great fun.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 10:51

Thank you Snow,  Same to you.  I never forget it or Burns night!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 09:36

That sounds good, flumpy - implies my new perfume garden will perfume the whole half acre!  Which it might do actually!  I already have a lot of herbs that perfume the potager where I grow my vegetables and lavender in large pots all round the garden as well as rosemary in lots of corners.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 08:50

I think something along the lines of "2016 - my new perfume garden and onwards.".  There will be so much that is new in my garden next year that I am looking forward to writing and photographing it immensely.  The bulbs promise to be sensational for a start and all my new perennials.  GWRS the great delivery day is today - some things like the groceries I only ordered yesterday.  We have another yellow warning of strong winds again today,flowers, so I am not likely to be out in the garden - too dangerous when a huge bramley or a hunk of tree could fall on you.  It is also very wet and still raining but very mild so I have switched off the heating.  I bet the climate change talks in Paris will fail to mention how much fuel could be saved if people went back to doing things by hand or at least body power.  Gardeners could do without things like lawns that need lawnmowers.  Just think of the carbon emitted by the factories that make those.  Long grass full of wild flowers that can be cut by the kitchen scissors appeals much more to me!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 16:29

Starting on New Year's day, Verdun!

Holly Bush Flowers

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 11:24

Hello Linda.  Yes you need both sexes.  My mail bush is flowering for the second time now but the females are covered in berries with no flowers so looks like you have a male.  You can buy females covered in berries right now.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 11:20

 have just done my monthly grocery shop online - coming tomorrow 12.00 - 2pm.  So enticing as the Xmas stock is now instore!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 08:54

Oh ladies it is blowing a gale in Bristol and we have a yellow warning for strong winds till 10 tonight.  Heavy rain forecast for the afternoon too.  My nose will not be out the door today.  The weeds compliment that purple love in the mist beautifully Pat.  I have found a few packets to scatter in the spring as I only had two very pale blue ones seeding last year and they are so pretty.The pictures on the paclets show pink, purple and all shades of blue so I am hopeful.  The wind is howling down my chimney like banshees so i think some music is called for.

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