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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 16:29

Starting on New Year's day, Verdun!

Holly Bush Flowers

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 11:24

Hello Linda.  Yes you need both sexes.  My mail bush is flowering for the second time now but the females are covered in berries with no flowers so looks like you have a male.  You can buy females covered in berries right now.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 11:20

 have just done my monthly grocery shop online - coming tomorrow 12.00 - 2pm.  So enticing as the Xmas stock is now instore!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 08:54

Oh ladies it is blowing a gale in Bristol and we have a yellow warning for strong winds till 10 tonight.  Heavy rain forecast for the afternoon too.  My nose will not be out the door today.  The weeds compliment that purple love in the mist beautifully Pat.  I have found a few packets to scatter in the spring as I only had two very pale blue ones seeding last year and they are so pretty.The pictures on the paclets show pink, purple and all shades of blue so I am hopeful.  The wind is howling down my chimney like banshees so i think some music is called for.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 21:18

That is beautiful, Pat   Thank you.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 16:58

Glad to give some cheer, ladies!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 15:41

My conservatory is in the pink on this wet and windy day, flumpy.  Always summer in there.







My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 14:00

Oh gosh, GWRS it will be cold playing and watching football today!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 13:10

Good to hear from you, flumpy.  i hope it is not too wet and windy for you.  I have been doing Xmas shopping online as some of the things i want have been reduced in the Black Friday sale!  I still have three Xmas cakes to make but waiting for online supplies to come on Monday.   The perfume garden does have a bench and table on the end.  What I need is a shelter of some sort for when i get caught in the rain as it is right at the very end of my very long garden!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 08:41

Colder this morning and heavy rain and strong winds forecast for all day in Bristol so I have switched on the heating again at least for this morning to warm the house up .  Their is standing water on the patio so the rain must have kept the frost at bay.  Any gardening will be done in the conservatory today.  Lots of deadheading needed I see.among the violas and pelargoniums.  I expect most of the Bramleys still on the tree will be knocked down in the strong winds nut the Charles Ross apples usually hang on till gone Xma  Yesterday while I was working out in the garden two squirrels joined me.  They were very busy carrying away the smaller apples, no doubt to dry them somewhere for the winter.  One year at this time I watched one struggling to poke one which was too big under a roof tile next door.  Eventually, he solved it.  He nibbled it , sitting in the gutter till it was small enough to push in.  In Edmonton in Canada I watched squirrels slotting mushrooms to dry in between the logs in my sister;s logpile and inspecting the ones they had done before.  She said as soon as they were dry enough they took them away to store.  Nature can teach us a lot.

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