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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 09:05

Hello Pat.  So sorry about the fires in Victoria .  Lightning can be so destructive.  Boxing Day is so mild here I will be able to get out in my garden for some fresh air and perhaps a little work.  I too am looking forward to growing and writing about all my new plants.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 20:23

TY Verdun - it is my pleasure.  More presents from my family after Xmas dinner -  white hyacinths, red roses in my Xmas bouquet, lots of films for when there is nothing on the telly, lovely warm sheepskin lined slippers and lots of wine and goodies to eat.

 


 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 11:39

Oh my goodness I  have opened the parcels that came before Xmas and my garden is well - catered for this year.  A bug hotel. a botanical tray, stripey amaryllis,thermal socks, garden therapy sign and two lovely books including our Carol's "Making a garden" plus lots of lovely food including a hamper full which I can plant up when empty with soring flowering bulbs and plants.

 


 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 08:20

HAPPY  CHRISTMAS, flumpy, and all my friends who visit my thread.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 08:33

You too Snow.  Oh what a damp dark blustery morning for Xmas Eve.  It is a mild morning still but forecast to grow colder through the day.  Better to stay in the warm house and wrap Xmas presents.  I will deliver the neighbourhood cards before it gets dark.Xmas present plants are looking good with their decorations on!  Have to be kept secret of course.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 16:46

Got them done - no Royal icing as I have gone healthy eating for every one with less sugar

 


 

 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 13:10

Oh yes I know Susy - really early as are a lot of the daffs this year.  I need to decorate three xmas cakes today .  It is so lovely to see the sun!  Gives you energy!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 12:33

Oh that is nice to know Verdun  My  early visitor has just left and we had a lovely walk up my garden where a lot of the plants he has given me over the years are flourishing.  It felt like summer in the brilliant winter sunshine.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 08:20

Visitor coming this morning early so up early to a very wet scene in the garden with puddles everywhere, but the forecast is for sun and dry most of the day so looking forward to that. The hellebores I brought on for Xmas are obliging with flowers but the red camellias do not seem to be going to open their fat buds till a bit later.  I do not think I would be much use at getting things spot on for a wedding or anniversary date somehow.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 10:17

Mild and windy this morning with a bit of drizzle.  14 degrees at 7 this morning.  the hazelnut trees are clinging on to their leaves and nothing in the garden looks wintry.  Lots of bulbs in pots up so I will try and make room for them in the conservatory later.  On with the Xmas cleaning now as lots of visits promised.

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