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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 14:10

Yes Snow the dogwoods are very good red this year.  My white heather humps are just opening their buds now so I will soon be sticking my red sticks all over to make my joke white and red hedgehogs.  It was really warm out in the garden today.  I have switched off the heating but perhaps I need to remove a layer or two of clothing as the temperature is forecast to stay at 14 or 15 for the rest of this week at least.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 08:32

Very mild again this morning with such a pretty blue sky streaked with pink so maybe some rain later.  But the garden is dry this morning - first time in ages i haved looked out on dry paths.  Calm as well so tidying up is on the cards again.  Should fill up the green recycling bin this morning.  Bristol had its own space as Green Capital of Europe at the Paris exhibition that went with the Climate change Summit, I saw on the telly.  I do hope they showed pictures of some of our wild flowers.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 14:57

I hope you are both just having check-ups and no work needs done.  The sun has gone in again and getting darker so came in but do feel so chirpy having accomplished so much.  Time for a cup of tea now.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 12:26

Good morning or rather afternoon, GWRS.  I hope you are seeing some of the sun we now have - such a treat.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 11:42

I used to make seven, Xmas cakes that is - for presents.  Then I started painting pictures.  Nowadays I grow lots of plants - giving red camellias this Xmas and pleased to see they have buds on.  I have done quite a lot of tidying up the garden - eucalyptus bark everywhere!  It was ambrosia to me to get out in the fresh air again and my few sprigs of honeysuckle are scenting the whole house.  THrilled to see pink, purple and white hellebores starting to flower as well as the green.  And the birds came to keep me company in their droves.  The wind must have been dreadful for them. I took some pictures of my treasures since it is December 1st.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 08:37

The wind has dropped and it is very mild for this time of year but looks quite damp out the garden.  Still the forecast is for mostly dry so should be able to get some tidying up done and I will treat myself to some of the lovely honeysuckle for my study mantlepiece.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 13:02

Oh I must look up St Oggie!  I am alright with St. Andrew as St, Andrews  was my first university.  Two of my deliveries have arrived and i now have all the ingredients to bake my three Xmas cakes, including the most delicious looking glace golden cherries - oh how my hands were itching to try one!  I have looked at the brandy bottle and it needs a new one bought this year.  Forgot about that.  One of my deliveries is coming next Tuesday they tell me  (Black Friday log jam) and I am still awaiting my plants but they come Royal Mail who comes late to our lane.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 11:13

I could as my monthly supply of food is coming today flumpy but I shall have a feast of Scottish music and poetry instead.  As a teenager I was always booked to perform at some function or other on those nights!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 10:57

I managed to get up the garden to inspect before the rain started again.  No damage done but lots of winter honeysuckle in flower!  Also loads of new strawberry flowers but they will not come to anything.  If i did not have loads of frozen strawberries still to eat i would have brought the plants into the conservatory for winter strawberries!Out would come the paint brush to hand pollinate them.  i have done it a few years back and it is great fun.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 10:51

Thank you Snow,  Same to you.  I never forget it or Burns night!

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