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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.


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 14:04

Great for are able to catch up on jobs flumpy!  We are having sunshine and showers with the emphasise on showers but I managed to take some pictures.  The late flowering snowdrops have come into flower and the daffodils are opening everywhere.










My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 10:24

Yes a little sunshine in Bristol too now flumpy so I should get out for a little in the garden once the soakaway is clear.  No more baking or cooking needed till I make pancakes on Tuesday.  I wi start the spring cleaning gradually in intervals when the weather stops me gardening - a little at a time suits me now.  I like to get rid of the grub of winter especially on the insides of the windows.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 08:35

Oh what a very wet garden to look out on this Sunday morning and warnings of another storm through the night with gales again.  I can see more expeditions up the garden next week to clear up the debris.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 15:35

Cinnamon on my pancakes for me.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 13:57

Always make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.  Great load of delicious soup made - had some for lunch and had to don raincoat and wellies to go up to the potager for parsley to sprinkle on top as it has been so mild this winter I have not needed to put any into the conservatory to keep growing.  So windy here now as well as still raining.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 11:00

Wow how it is raining!  It has not stopped all morning so decided a cooking day is needed.  I chicken carcass is now simmering to make stock for chicken minestrone soup and I shall make a big batch of scones and spice buns to go in the freezer.  When gardening weather arrives again I shall not have to waste time cooking.  Yes flumpy I expect my forsythias out in the garden are bursting their buds too. Such a pity the weather is so dire for your week off.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 08:40

Duckpond already outside the kitchen and it is pouring with lots more to come by the look of the sky.  So dark I have the light on.  No gardening today then and getting colder through the night too.  But the forsythia twigs I picked in January are opening their buds indoors now so spring does not seem so far away.

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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

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