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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 10:06

Love your little rainbow Pat and your hills!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 08:44

That is as near a perfect picture as I have seen in a long time - sticking to the golden mean with one third foreground and two thirds background, a lovely diagonal and the story is told just looking at that black cloud approaching the tiny shed and pink and blue flowers.  Well done Pat.  Bristol has been lashed by heavy wind and rain this morning too.  Duck pond outside my kitchen window and our lane has turned into a river just in time for the lollipop lady.  I hope all the children have wellies.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 16:03

Another 60 tulips planted and the green wheeliebin full up.  I picked up a big basketful of Bramleys then pulped them with cinnamon and they are now cooling before they go in the freezer.  The house smells like Xmas.  I filled my second basket with Bramleys and will turn them into three large apple crumbles to go in the chest freezer tomorrow.  Harvest time is such a busy time.  

Warm Autumn

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 11:32

Didn't it just - snow I mean.  I was stuck in the snow in a train going down to London from Edinburgh in 1947 and was stuck in hospital for three weeks with my newborn baby in 1963 because there was no mains water in my house.  All the pipes in the street were frozen.

Warm Autumn

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 10:56

Autumns have stretched three to three and a half weeks longer since fifty years ago according to the government.  we should be saving on heating.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 10:52

Where has my lovely sunshine gone.  I did not realise it was so dark till it started to rain as i was chopping up huge branches of buddlia into the green wheeliebin to be emptied tomorrow.  This was not forecast.  I hope abigail has not decoded to visit more of the country.  Silene of course,Pat.  Grows beautifully all round our coastline..

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 09:17

Gee whizz!  Sounds so lovely.  I hope you get at least one of each, especially the silence!  Really struggling with that one but know all the others!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 08:37

Wow Pat.  Some of those white flowers are already in flower!  Was there a list on the packet of what you might get or do they rely on you knowing?  It was only 8degrees to get up to this morning as against 13 yesterday and i noticed so i am expecting to feel cold tomorrow as the 15 degrees forecast for this afternoon is only 10 tomorrow.  I think I will get a thick cardigan ready.  Time to ditch the summer clothes till next spring.  But it was so lovely to see the sun again,  it has been so dark and dull the last few mornings.  I am expecting to get a lot done today outside.  50 tulips are parked on the kitchen table to be dealt with first.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 20:41

It stayed dry and mild as promised so I got 50 tulips planted and cleared loads of Bramleys from the chippings path under the tree.  another good gardening day forecast for tomorrow so will try to plant another 50 tulips.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 11:15

Glad you like my bit of family history, Pat,  Lady next door has just brought in a prize I won in the raffle at the Xmas Fair yesterday - boxed set of Inspector Morse books(13 in all)!

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