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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 11:02

Congrats of reaching the 100,000 views and beyond.  Me too on the thread about my garden this year!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 10:28

Awww thank you flumpy - you too - a lovely person I mean.  always glad to be of help.  Sun is shining brightly in Bristol and look what has appeared overnight on the kitchen patio - Iris reticulata "Harmony" and "Danfordia"




My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 09:03

Oh my gosh, another fine mild dry morning with temperature up to 12 already - perfect gardening weather and a perfect day for this thread to reach !00.000 views!!!   I do hope all of you have enjoyed following my exploits and that of the other posters.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 20:34

Oh gosh one chair piled high already with intriguing parcels including a hamper which will be planted up after the food has been removed.  All quiet now so can catch up on Strictly!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 10:51

That will be lovely Snow.  I wonder if the old people will be wishing each other Happy easter as it is so mild!  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 09:07

Hullo flumpy.  My talk went very well and I won a bottle of wine and box of chocolates in the raffle.  Afterwards we went round the Brentry lights.  They are so lovely this year.  Wat a lovely name for the new baby .  I weighed 6pounds exactly at birth but I was full term. 

The weather is still very mild here - 15 degrees already but breezy and heavy rain forecast for this afternoon.  However family visiting so will not get withdrawal symptoms because I cannot get out in the garden.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 08:58

Garden wet again this morning but still mild.  Too busy indoors to get anything done outside today anyway but the green wheeliebin was emptied very early so will bring that in.It will have to do for two weeks as no collection next week.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 13:46

Somebody wanted some Scots Pine for Xmas decorations and helped themselves from my front garden last night.  The tree is right beside the street light but so is my very prickly Japanese Quince and  i am afraid that person might have been spiked as there were boughs off the pine tree strewn all around the drive!  We have lots of visitors every night to see the  Brentry lights who have to leave their cars in our road as next road has signs up to stop the cars except for residents.  I could not see any blood on the drive so perhaps it was only pricks.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 09:20

Pollution from the Sahara forecast today so will try to stay indoors as much as I can.  Plenty of cooking to get on with as one son and partner coming to supper tomorrow and another son coming on Saturday.  I have a few cards to take to the postbox but that is quite near.  Drier today and windier but so very mild.  Rain is forecast after lunch so that should help clear the pollution .  I can remember many years ago when my late husband found his cherished dark green Wolseley covered in red dust!  He was calling himself all the names for not putting it in the garage.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 20:49

My big Xmas grocery shop is coming tomorrow so getting fridge freezer and freezer organised to take it.  Ordering online is super.  I hate self - service so try to avoid big supermarkets but online is all done for you.  I will decorate the three Xmas cakes over the weekend.  I watered everything that needed it in the conservatory today.  The weather is unbelievably mild still.  TY for your good wishes flumpy.  I find making sure I know the name of all the plants I show and getting the timing right is a surefire hit.  Last year one lady announced loudly mine was the best they had had all year.  As I do not charge the treasurer must have been wondering why he wa paying out so much for the others in expenses and charges!

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