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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 18:55

At Xmas I gave my friend a red camellia which was advertised to flower on Xmas Day.  It was covered in buds but they have just opened so at last he can see the Xmassy colour.




My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 16:13

Oh gosh do they not have so much space?  Huge gardens, big swimming pools and large rooms.  Those bougainvilleas had me drooling..

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 10:57

I have come in for a hot drink but have done some more work.  Pleased with the paths beginning to look cared for again.  I know my species tulips always flower before the varieties but what are they doing flowering in February?










My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 08:34

Three degrees here so a bit milder this morning.  Cold east wind forecast but not here yet.  Luckily I have gardening gloves that can fit inside one another so two pairs keep my hands warm.  A big bowl of porridge with cinnamon sprinkled on top takes care of the inside in the winter too.  Actually I find sitting at the computer indoors is much colder than being outside gardening.  I hope you are pleased with the result after the hairdressers flumpy.  I am toying with the idea of pruning my long hair for convenience in the garden in the spring or at least tying it back but I always do it myself - saves time and money.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 09:23

Great news to share with all my friends.  Nick Wray, the Curator of my beloved Bristol Univ. Botanic Garden has been awarded one of the highest honours of the RHS - the Rhs Associate of Honour Award for his distinguished service to horticulture.  His contribution to education was praised and I can second that as I remember with what pleasure I would go in the evenings for the fifteen lectures in the Garden to become a guide.  Well done, Nick and very much deserved.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 08:39

A tad warmer in Bristol today at 2 degrees this morning but no sunshine.  The green wheeliebin gets emptied this morning so that will encourage me too get up among the brambles and hum along with the roofers who have started laying the tiles on my neighbour;s new garage..  That corner is now out of the wind and feels warmer.  It is quite exciting researching plants that prefer warm sheltered spots.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 22:06

I made three dozen spice buns and froze half of them.  It was such a  lovely day to be out in the garden and the forecast says a cold east wind is returning tomorrow so it will feel bitter again.  Glad you are a bit better flumpy.  Nearly the weekend.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 08:34

How wonderful GWRS.  Nothing like horse manure for great crops.  It is still only zero degrees here so looks like it will be nearly noon before it is warm enough for me to work in the garden.  Good day for baking i think and i have a chicken carcass waiting to be made into soup.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 16:16

The sun is making the lovely spring colours in the garden even lovelier today.







My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 12:54

Brilliant sunshine here flumpy and it was very melodious up my garden this morning, not only me and the birds singing but the builder is putting the roof on my neighbour's garage.  It is making such a lovely warm corner up there as it is stopping the East wind and the soil is slightly acid so i will be able to plant some special plants there.  some research needed.  My small white alliums are beginning to flower and the wallflowers.  Green wheeliebin nearly full up.

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