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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 11:37

Three doronicums and three anthemis,Verdun.  It is fine weather for gardening.  I have filled up the green wheeliebin mostly with twigs I have picked up from the paths in the Butterfly garden and spinney blown down by Imogen and now in for some coffee before I tackle the planting. 


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 08:32

Oh dear flumpy.  Good job it is a fast day today - Ash Wednesday.  But you are sure to work it off in the garden.  We too have a few days of fine weather forecast but cold through the night so no doubt the greenhouse heater will switch itself on in the conservatory.  I hope to fill up the green wheeliebin today ready for emptying on Friday.   The sun is just appearing and we have broken cloud so blue sky here and there.  If the soil is dry enough I will try to plant another six perennial plants.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 22:11

Saw the island last week on the Evolution of Islands series.  Looks lovely.And it will be warm!  Hopefully no wind either.  Have a wonderful holiday, Liriodendron.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 15:55

If you go through the tunnel to the other side you will find plants descended from the ones that grew when the dinosaurs were around, Liriodendron.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 11:54

Brilliant sun outside but I did manage to get some pictures,  Picked up two armfuls of dead wood and eucalyptus bark but the garden was not as wrecked as I thought it would be - my hard pruning this winter has paid off,  Lots of birds enjoying the surfeit of water.  Shallow rainwater must warm up quickly in the sunshine even in February. My hyacinths in the garden have started to flower now and even bluebell buds are showing in my woodland walk.












My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 08:34

Definitely pancake day,flumpy.It is  eerily quiet now in Bristol now the wind has gone but very wet outside so we had rain still through the night.  Dry now though only 3 degrees so i will have to wait a bit till I can get  out tidying up.  Forecast is good till Friday when rain is expected again.  Enjoy your pancakes.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 10:05

You too.fruitcake.I had to venture down to shut the gate  which was swinging on its hinges and so far all is well in the lane though rubbish is being blown about especially from next door's garden where building work has resulted in a pile of rubbish from the bathroom that has been stripped out.  I heard some of it moving through the night.  A tornado like they have in America would have sent that old bath flying!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 08:56

Gusts of 75 mph reported in Avonmouth which is just 2 miles from me.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 08:52

Bristol is taking a real battering flumpy.  We have gale force winds of over 60mph and heavy rain and even thunder and lightning.  The noise in the bungalow is dreadful even without my hearing aids in as the wind howls down the chimneys.  Quite big pots have been upturned in the garden but they will have to stay like that till tomorrow as we have an amber warning till this evening.  It looks black over Gloucestershire and South Wales which I can see on a clear day from my garden.  So we are not alone.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 22:29

Those are crocuses, flumpy.  Here is a picture of my friend;s ones which are open.  Mine should be like this in a day or two.


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