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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 11:16

Another very cold day so will put off gardening outside till the afternoon.  Very bright sunshine is enticing but the cold blast on my face when I opened the kitchen door sent me scurrying back indoors.  The builders who are building the new house or houses must be perished.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 16:33

The Okebourne pub was right behind the end of my garden till it was knocked down so housing it is.  Probably a pair of semis would fit in the space as long as they do not mind a  minute garden.  TY Fruitcake.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 14:47

I did manage nearly an hour of pruning work and a bit of weeding today with a backgound noisy accompaniment which i tracked down to a mechanical digger digging out foundations on the site of our pub which was knocked down last year.  Now i will be on tenterhooks till ! find out what is being built.  Surely if it was a tower block of flats overlooking my garden the council would have warned me or do you have to find out for yourself?  It is on the corner of a quite busy road with no parking space so doubt it cannot be that.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 13:43

Oh gosh is it the Rent a Protest Group again!  I hope none of them perish in this icy weather.  No amount of money would get me to sleep up a tree in this weather!  Going out in the garden for half an hour after having a nice hot lunch.  I think I will be OK if I keep moving.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 11:06

Bristol seems to be one of the few places to have escaped the snow.  It is very bright , dry and sunny.  Bitterly cold though so will wait till after lunch to venture out.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 08:43

Fruitcake did you see the allotments threatened with closure at Stapleton on Points West?  It is a huge site.  I fail to see why all that extra land is needed for a bus lane.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 16:39

Hello, Flowering rose, I hope you know the Botanic Gardens at the back of the Downs!  Now there is a green garden!  Both Blaise Castle and the Downs have more wild flower meadows nowadays too.  Wait till you see all the extra veg and flowers for pollinators that are planned for the hanging baskets, verges, roundabouts for the summer!  I have a half acre garden and awards from the nineties for Best Wildlife Garden in Bristol.  We can all help no matter how little outside space we have, even if there is none at all.  Growing your own salad leaves and herbs in the kitchen or on a windowsill means less food miles for salads to be transported from the nursery.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 14:47

Just don a half hour's bramble cutting up in my butterfly garden.  It was onlt 3 degrees but no wind and still some sunshine and the sight of my snowdrops and cyclamen banished the cabin fever that was threatening already  A weed basket full every day no matter the weather suits me fine till the spring arrives  Any more is a bonus really.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 08:48

Frost on the grass this morning and still very cold but sunny and dry.  Max temp today only 3 so I will stay indoors.  The forecast is for the very cold weather to continue till Thursday at least so I may stay off cabin fever by writing or painting if I can keep the kitchen warm enough to do that.  Or just dig out some of my favourite books and curl up with them in front of the fire.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 20:05

Yes, one of my boys did that too once.  With such a huge garden I cannot compost or bonfire all of it so really appreciate having a  lot of debris taken away.

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