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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 09:18

Another wet and dark Monday morning but a bit colder - only 4degrees when I got up this morning.  My friend cheered me with pics of his booty from clearing up his town garden in the pouring rain and getting soaked through in the process which is not very clever as he is almost eighty.  But he would say it is only water!  His amaryllis are doing well too in his bay window and he illuminates them at night for the neighbours.







My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 20:26

Nice cyclamen and heather flumpy.  My cyclamen are in between - hederifolium finished flowering and coum not started yet!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 18:03

Oh that is dire,fruitcake.  It is supposed to be drier but colder from Tuesday onwards.I am so glad of the chippings paths the Brailsford Bros. made for me.  I can get to most parts of my garden with dry feet on them.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 16:54

Awww that happens to me Fruitcake when I go on too long.  The site obviously has a word limit for a post but it does not warn you - just loses all your typing!  How are the allotments faring in this very wet weather?

Winter flowers

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 16:29

Try Iris unguicularis for a really stunning winter flower.  Snowdrops aplenty and eranthis with them.  Erica carnea and darleyensis come in white or pink.Mahonia. "Caress" too.  Hebes will flower all winter.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 13:13

No sooner said than done.  I found 19 pots, two babies on my Partridge aloe, and six cactus cuttings I had taken needing potting on.  There are some more in sheltered places outdoors but it has gone very dark again.





My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 12:31

Second pic in the conservatory.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 12:28

Sun is out - fingers crossed it stays.  If not I will do what mt mother used to do when she was bored, though in her case it was rearrange the furniture.  I would come home very late from university, dog tired, and collapse into a chair that was no longer there!  With me it is the plants.  I think I should find all my succulents and group them together as they all get the same conditions.  I deadheaded while it was pouring with rain outside and took two pics.




My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 10:32

Welcome LG.  Good to have your interest.  I never dry up when it comes to writing about gardening in my garden.  We have just had torrential rain and have a southwest wind so it may be on the way to you.  Yes the sky is really black all round the bungalow so plenty more rain up there.  Green wheeliebin goes out tonight for emptying tomorrow morning and as they forgot to come last week i must manage to get in out in a dry spell if we have one.  I have a pile of prunings ready to go in as soon as it is empty.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 08:34

Forecast is for maximum of 6degrees for Bristol today and heavy rain.  We must have had a lot during the night according to the puddles outside and it is dark too.  I have the light on right now.  I think any gardening will have to be done in the conservatory today.  The forecast is for the cold weather coming to reach us about Tuesday when drier weather will arrive too.  Sounds like the first frosts of this winter on the way.  Looks like spring is on hold for now flumpy.

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