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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 08:39

Coldest day yet this winter - with minus 2 when I got up and cold day forecast with max of 3 and -3 tonight. Thank goodness I bought the new greenhouse heater for the conservatory.  It was warmer than the rest of the house this morning.  Seems like all the country is very cold too except the far west tip of Cornwall and Devon.  Just been reading that Tresco had nearly 300 plants in flower just after New Year..

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 22:12

Great new series just started on the evolution of islands on BBC4 - Hawai tonight and Madagascar next Monday.  Fascinating stuff and flowers to die for.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 12:41

Me too Liriodendron.  The collar doves had a fight.  Two of them thought one was being too greedy and ganged up on him.  He flew away but bided his time and came back after they had gone. Luckily the big birds do not favour my front garden so do not spook the little wrens and bluetits out there.  The blackbird and robin look on my kitchen step as their feeding station and are not fazed by the big birds. 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 11:38

I put out the end of my wholemeal loaf on the kitchen step and in from the garden came three wood pigeons, tho magpies, three collar doves, one blackbird and a robin.  The wood pigeons stayed till the last crumb had gone and let me photograph them.








My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 09:16

Another dull dark wet Monday morning but still fairly mild as 5 degrees already here in Bristol.  My sister in New Brunswick in Canada has had another five feet of snow but as she says they are used to such amounts.  Five inches seems a lot to us.  I think any gardening I do will be in the conservatory today.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 16:32

Oh no, flumpy.  Not good for getting to work.  Wr are very wet in Bristol but it is still 6degrees so it will not be turning to snow.  Do take care on the treacherous roads.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 10:26

We have had some rain in Bristol so garden now very wet.  I may put on my raincoat and cut up my prunings into the now empty green wheelie bin.  Frost only for one day and no snow so no damage done.  Cold frame now open so I do not get mould and birds have been fed.  Bird baths full of rainwater again.  Our forecast is for mild weather again by Thursday too flumpy.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 08:30

Much milder this morning at 5 degrees so no sign of frost.  It is darker however and still need light on to type so a damp day expected.  I must get out quickly and open the cold frame lid up.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 21:07

Flumpy that is such a pretty picture.  Frost and snow is picturesque in the right place - the garden.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 14:59

I have lots of species of snowdrops from ones which flower early December to ones that flower in late March ( a plicata one) so you may have a late flowering one.  The tiny native one - Galanthus nivalis_ is just opening its buds with me.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

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