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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 08:39

Brrr it is white grass and roofs this morning and still only-2 degrees so will be some time before I can venture out.  I did enjoy the television last night with my refreshed hearing aids.  It is so good to hear the presenters and actors not speaking as if they had a big plum in their mouth.  Such a pretty Scandinavian inspired bedroom the winning designer created on the Interior Design Challenge last night, though the Batman bedroom delighted the little boy who was the recipient.  I was sitting willing the judges to put both of them through to the next stage but my 'fluence didn't get through this time.  The children and I used to wave our hands at the screen and shout 'fluence, 'fluence at it to get our team to play better .  Great jubilation when it worked!I think I must try it on the frost to get it to melt.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 13:17

Yes they are very sweet, Verdun.  Post has just arrived with a new right hearing aid from the clinic and new connector for my left one in case that is needed - exactly one week since I went to the surgery for help as I could not use the telephone to get any.  That is amazing and very efficient of the clinic and the post office - all for the price of two 2nd class stamps and my having the savvy to use snail mail rather than get someone else to come in office hours to ring the clinic or ring the local hospital for an appointment with the audiologist.  I think I could save the NHS millions with some of my ideas.  I have now turned down the TV and radio from max and looking forward to going out in the garden and singing with the birds.  Happy, happy, Marion today.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 11:37

Three doronicums and three anthemis,Verdun.  It is fine weather for gardening.  I have filled up the green wheeliebin mostly with twigs I have picked up from the paths in the Butterfly garden and spinney blown down by Imogen and now in for some coffee before I tackle the planting. 

 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 08:32

Oh dear flumpy.  Good job it is a fast day today - Ash Wednesday.  But you are sure to work it off in the garden.  We too have a few days of fine weather forecast but cold through the night so no doubt the greenhouse heater will switch itself on in the conservatory.  I hope to fill up the green wheeliebin today ready for emptying on Friday.   The sun is just appearing and we have broken cloud so blue sky here and there.  If the soil is dry enough I will try to plant another six perennial plants.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 22:11

Saw the island last week on the Evolution of Islands series.  Looks lovely.And it will be warm!  Hopefully no wind either.  Have a wonderful holiday, Liriodendron.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 15:55

If you go through the tunnel to the other side you will find plants descended from the ones that grew when the dinosaurs were around, Liriodendron.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 11:54

Brilliant sun outside but I did manage to get some pictures,  Picked up two armfuls of dead wood and eucalyptus bark but the garden was not as wrecked as I thought it would be - my hard pruning this winter has paid off,  Lots of birds enjoying the surfeit of water.  Shallow rainwater must warm up quickly in the sunshine even in February. My hyacinths in the garden have started to flower now and even bluebell buds are showing in my woodland walk.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 08:34

Definitely pancake day,flumpy.It is  eerily quiet now in Bristol now the wind has gone but very wet outside so we had rain still through the night.  Dry now though only 3 degrees so i will have to wait a bit till I can get  out tidying up.  Forecast is good till Friday when rain is expected again.  Enjoy your pancakes.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 10:05

You too.fruitcake.I had to venture down to shut the gate  which was swinging on its hinges and so far all is well in the lane though rubbish is being blown about especially from next door's garden where building work has resulted in a pile of rubbish from the bathroom that has been stripped out.  I heard some of it moving through the night.  A tornado like they have in America would have sent that old bath flying!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 08:56

Gusts of 75 mph reported in Avonmouth which is just 2 miles from me.

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