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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 13:56

What a lovely morning I had gardening in my butterfly garden this morning.  Green wheeliebin full up now ready for emptying tomorrow morning.  It was cold as soon as I stopped for a breather but the brilliant sunshine made up for that.  Going to freeze tonight though and we may have more snow on the way.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 08:47

Getting started on getting the railway back is something at least.  I used to have lots of visitors come from Shirehampton, Lawrence Hill and Redland Station by train rather than bus.  As the population in this side of Bristol is set to double at least we will need the railway desperately.  And electrification is on the way so pollution will be kept down.  I think a lot of businesses will find it cheaper to move out of Bristol centre to Cribbs Causeway where a lot of the workers will be living quite near in the new town.

My son and his partner are in Madeira on holiday and have sent me a picture of the Botanic Garden there.  Here it is  Click to turn it the right way up!!!


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 22:14

Oh yes the station will certainly be coming and will be so much needed when all the new houses start going up., Fruitcake.  Charlotte Leslie, our MP is really interested in the passenger line being reinstated and in outdoor pursuits like gardening so perhaps she would press your case for any allotments that are lost to be replaced?  As for the community allotment is it for growing food for anyone to help themselves?

Native alternative?

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 11:20

How about Somerset Hair Grass - not really a grass but a sedge?

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 11:17

I have Joy Larkcom's book, a Xmas present last year.  Lots of good ideas there. Bizzie B.  Lyn. my snowdrops were in full bloom Jan.12th last year.  Susan I too love the scent of snowdrops  Today will be a housework and cooking day as dinner guest tomorrow - both of which keep me warm.  Still windy outside and hailstones alternating with bright sunshine!  More comfortable inside today..  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 09:42

Everything safe up the back garden but still windy and quite cold so contented myself with bringing an armful of small debris down to the green wheeliebin and admiring the masses of snowdrops and cyclamen in flower.  I may pick myself a bunch of flowers later as a reward for vacuming and dusting!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 08:40

Still rather windy n Bristol but dry at the momeent so may be able to have a safari to look for any damage up the garden after breakfast.  The front garden looks fine from the windows but I can only inspect the first room of the back garden from the kitchen or the conservatory so no idea what has been happening up in the woodland or butterfly garden.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 22:21

Blowing quite a gale in Bristol by the sound of the noise coming down my chimney.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 15:59

The forecasted winds have not reached Bristol yet so i managed to get to the dentist and do my shopping before they arrived.  My clever dentist removed the remains of my broken filling and refilled without the need for an injection so I was out half an hour after with a new filing and a clean and polish.  I needed to go shopping as I have to cook tomorrow for my dinner guest on Friday before the Alpine Garden Society meeting when the talk is about plant hunting in the Himalayas.  Looking forward to that so hope the storms have eased by then.

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Posted: 14/01/2015 at 12:17

Same here. Gemma.  I can do four hours work in the garden which is huge, per day but only if I split it up into bitesize pieces and I do not like being a couch potato in between while I recover so my laptop comes to my aid.  I am sure there are many more octogenarians who do the same.  The spirit may be willing but the flesh much weaker than it used to be.

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