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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 08:38

Bitterly cold out so no gardening today.  Only forecast to get to 3 degrees at about four pm!  Next four days much milder though but rain in the mix too.  Still we do not have icicles like my sister has this week in New Brunswick.  Difficult to see out her window for the frost now.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 09:05

A repeat of yesterday's weather today I think.  Forecast to get to 7 in the afternoon so I shall wait for that before I go out in the garden.  Going to be much colder tomorrow as windy weather is on the way which will make it feel much colder and only 4 degrees forecast.  Brrrrr!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 08:39

Brrr it is cold this morning, only -2 degrees still but I can see blue sky and 7 degrees are forecast for late in the afternoon.  Everywhere is white outside but my Xmas flowers are still greeting me in the kitchen each morning with a wonderful scent.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 23/01/2017 at 12:43

Managed half an hour outside and feel exilerated by the fresh air.  May do some more after lunch if the sun stays out.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 23/01/2017 at 08:33

Foggy this morning but dry and little frost.  Only 6 degrees forecast so unlikely to get any gardening done outside.  i may tidy up a bit in the conservatory ready for seed sowing.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 18:04

GWRS sounds like you are beavering ahead with your jobs.  Son no. 2 came to visit this afternoon but we decided it was too chilly for gardening.  He promised to come next weekend and do some tidying.  He was pleased with my progress and happy to see the house and conservatory again from the terrace!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 13:05

I have just done an hour in the garden in the sunshine.  My cheeks are glowing but that is partly the cold air.  I will try to do another hour or so after lunch.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 08:51

No gardening to speak of yesterday Joyce but today is more promising.  +1 already and set to reach a heady 7 degrees so noon should see me outside.  Supplies are beginning to arrive for my potager so will be chitting early potatoes and sowing garlic chives and broad beans in pots next week as well as spring onions and planting banana shallots.  We have no frost forecast for the next four days.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 08:46

Oh dear only -2 this morning and forecast of maximum of 3 degrees for only a couple of hours in the afternoon.  No gardening today then.  I doubt whether the frost will go at all today.  It should be killing a few pests though.  Need to be tough to survive this !

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 22:15

Such a warm red, Joyce.  Love it.

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