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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.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 20:10

How is this for colour coordination in my kitchen?  The GWMag. calender has Wintersweet on it for January.

 


 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 11:50

Awww, TY Fairygirl and GWRS.  I cannot believe I am having so much fun up the garden on the 9th of January.  It feels like summer up there.  Here is my nearest thing to a selfie - my reflection!

 


 


 Flower buds on the Caltha palustris =marsh marigold.


 One hydrangea flower left.


 The yuccas make natural baskets for catching apples.


 


 Cyclamen hederifolium leaves.


 Snowdrops starting.


 and my pig likes his hebe and heuchera companions.


 


 Still using my herbs.


 Bergenia makes a good cut flower in January.


 Osteospermum.


 Then heathers and Iris danfordii.

 

 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 10:36

A few pictures taken thia morning.  The pollinators have been at work on the chaenomeles and lots of new fruit set.

 


 


 


 Heathers and hellebores in full bloom.


 


 Primulas in lots of colours


 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 08:35

A very wet garden to look out on again this morning and a yellow warning for lots of rain from now till noon tomorrow from the Met. office.  It is still mild but we have been warned that will not be for long now.  The greenhouse heater had come on in the night so temperature must have dropped to 5 in the conservatory.  Perhaps there may be some bright spells today and tomorrow to let me take some pics before the wintry weather hits us.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 12:04

GWRS Do not let two left feet stop you dancing.  I had lots of black toenails from my encounters with learners who thought they had - they all learned to love dancing eventually and enjoyed the learning process!!!   Liriodendton is it not amazing how far the sarcococca scent travels?  Love the daphnes.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 08:57

A bit drier but colder today though rain is forecast for ten o'clock or so .  It looks like a day in my raincoat popping out when the sun shines.  Wheeliebin does not get emptied till Monday morning because of the holidays so the prunings are piling up waiting to be chopped up into it when empty.  Appeal from the Botanic Garden this morning for plants for the plant stall at the Easter opening weekend so shall have to get to work making a dedicated area for those pots and finding labels to clean.  It is not just Easter eggs that start just after Xmas!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 22:08

I have just watched the ballroom dancing coming back to Bolton Palais de Dance and they had a trip to Blackpool where I danced to Geraldo's Orchestra when I was 19 or twenty.  Yes Snow, Happy times.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 20:41

Marygold I am 87 so you will understand when I say I do my Bend Stretch and Twist in private now and also my dancing.  Before I went up to university I used to help my uncle in his dance studio teaching ballroom to Polish officers who wanted to go dancing to meet Scottish girls as marrying one meant they could stay in this country after the war so I was a good dancer by 18 and was invited to all the formal balls at uni and to the officers balls at Leuchars.  I still like to dance but do it in private round the bungalow which has good silk oak and mahogany parquet floors and a sprung floor in the kitchen diner which I had the builder do for me when I extended the bungalow.  That keeps me in shape for gardening too!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 12:26

The rain soon went so I got up the garden after all but oh it was so windy - some gusts were nearly toppling me as i am not very heavy so I did not trust myself with my camera but weeded and planted in as sheltered a place as I could find and now have very rosy cheeks!  I did bring in some sticks of my Cornus mas Siberica to put in the vases beside my forsythia and hazel and no doubt in a few weeks all will have sprouted roots.  I do wish my Xmas hyacinths had had their name on a label as they are so beautiful and seem to be a different variety from the one I grew last year called "Carnegie" as they have green tips on the top of the buds which I had not noticed on "Carnegie"  So pretty I will have to do some research.  Here they are today.

 


 

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