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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/12/2016 at 10:09

I like Marshalls too, Liriodendron.  Never been disappointed with them.  The native snowdrops are flowering now, not just the elwesii varieties.  A few of my hellebores have buds too.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 29/12/2016 at 09:06

Oh my goodness it is even colder this morning, minus 3 and only forecast to get to 4 degrees so no gardening today.  I will tidy the conservatory.  My parcelforce redelivery did not materialise so I will have to try to find a person on the end of the telephone somewhere.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/12/2016 at 16:26

My friend came at 2 with a lovely book "100 flowers and how they got their name" and a bottle of her home made egg nog " rum,eggs, evaporated milk and icing sugar".  We had a safari round the garden and I showed her where the new "Alpine Tapestry Garden" is going.  Bulbs showing everywhere and snowdrops in flower.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/12/2016 at 09:26

Only-2 this morning so everywhere is white again.  A fellow volunteer friend from the Botanic garden is visiting this afternoon so i hope the sun comes out for her.  It is looking a bit brighter now and set to be dry all day.  Parts of Bristol had fog this morning but not the South Gloucestershire side where I live.   I am expecting my redelivery parcel from Ballymena today, via Parcelforce.  It will have taken three weeks to reach me!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 12:55

Sun came out and boosted the temperature to 6   degrees so out I went.  Lots of bulbs up and primroses flowering.  Half filled the green wheeliebin with cut up bamboo.  It was lovely stretching my back in the sun.  Gave me an appetite for leftovers from yesterday.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 08:35

Oh dear just -1 degrees this morning and hard frost everywhere.  Forecast is dry though.  Sunshine would help to lift the gloom somewhat.  The house is very fragrant with lilies and the frangrancer reeds and I do notice a difference in the study where I have the ioniser now.  A pile of books picked from some of my bookshelves not visited recently should keep me happy till the temperature reaches over 6 and I can get out in the garden.  Have a good day everyone.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/12/2016 at 16:43

Son and grandchildren gone now.  We had a nice vegetarian lunch and afternoon tea.  They did all the washing up, started up my ioniser and brought me a lovely woollen blanket for my sofa and a fragranced reed diffuser which will scent the whole house for the rest of the winter so stop me pining for the scents of the garden!  My son fixed the wonky hinge on my kitchen cabinet door so all is straight for the new year coming up!  It has grown much colder today I noticed as I took out the recycling.

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Posted: 26/12/2016 at 15:50

Superb pics Joyce.  I noticed some anemones showing leaves up in one of my pots this morning!  Love the fritillaria and pansy pics.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 26/12/2016 at 09:26

Awww we all have a double somewhere as the saying goes, Clarice.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/12/2016 at 22:50

Eldest son and two grown up grandchildren coming tomorrow,Joyce.  Just had an email with today's pics on showing my new Xmas top which I love.

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