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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.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 14:44

Lots of blackbirds up in the garden when i went up for pics so looks like they re going to build nests in the ivy thicket again.  It is covered in luscious black berries for them at the moment.  The weather is fiercely cold but the snowdrops in several varieties are scenting the air and the woodland floor is covered with bright blue periwinkles.














My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 10:08

Still 1 degree here flumpy.  Nothing thawing yet.  But it is good to see the sun and it is dry.  Flowers, I am sure the birds are glad of any type of bird seed.  The holly berries have not been devoured in my garden yet but all the cotoneaster bushes are being stripped and the fallen apples.  I replanted a tulip bulb something had dug up yesterday but this morning it was gone and a six inch hole left empty.  A squirrel no doubt with good sense of smell and digging skills.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 08:43

It is bitterly cold in Bristol this morning with white grass and roofs.  Only 1 degree at present but the sky is blue and the sun is out.  Wheeliebin men have been but I will probably have to wait till the frost thaws at lunchtime to get the empty bins up the drive.  Thank goodness I have stout boots with good gripping soles.  The birds will be very hungry today so extra food will be called for and some warm water to de-ice their baths.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 15/01/2016 at 13:05

I could not resist an hour in the garden, pulling out cleavers mostly.  No sign of the winter knocking back the weeds this year, except the bindweed which the birds are already raiding the dried stems for their nests.  A chaffinch sat and watched me from a branch of the big pear tree.  My pack has arrived in the post for the Great Birdwatch weekend on Jan, 30th and 31st.  Such lovely pictures and postcards they send with it so I have been having fun decorating my kitchen walls and the fridge door.  The snowdrops are doing well this year up the garden so I may be splitting up again in a few weeks as some of the clumps are huge.  The smell from them in the sunshine today was delightful.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 15/01/2016 at 08:38

Only i degrees this morning but no frost as yet though it feels very cold.  Very pretty pink and blue sky in the sunshine though.  I suspect I will have my head buried in books and magazines today indoors well wrapped up.  If the cold threatens to get to me I will get out my vacuum and duster.  Housework is a great substitute for gardening as a body warmer.

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