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Winter flowers

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 16:29

Try Iris unguicularis for a really stunning winter flower.  Snowdrops aplenty and eranthis with them.  Erica carnea and darleyensis come in white or pink.Mahonia. "Caress" too.  Hebes will flower all winter.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 13:13

No sooner said than done.  I found 19 pots, two babies on my Partridge aloe, and six cactus cuttings I had taken needing potting on.  There are some more in sheltered places outdoors but it has gone very dark again.





My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 12:31

Second pic in the conservatory.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 12:28

Sun is out - fingers crossed it stays.  If not I will do what mt mother used to do when she was bored, though in her case it was rearrange the furniture.  I would come home very late from university, dog tired, and collapse into a chair that was no longer there!  With me it is the plants.  I think I should find all my succulents and group them together as they all get the same conditions.  I deadheaded while it was pouring with rain outside and took two pics.




My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 10:32

Welcome LG.  Good to have your interest.  I never dry up when it comes to writing about gardening in my garden.  We have just had torrential rain and have a southwest wind so it may be on the way to you.  Yes the sky is really black all round the bungalow so plenty more rain up there.  Green wheeliebin goes out tonight for emptying tomorrow morning and as they forgot to come last week i must manage to get in out in a dry spell if we have one.  I have a pile of prunings ready to go in as soon as it is empty.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 08:34

Forecast is for maximum of 6degrees for Bristol today and heavy rain.  We must have had a lot during the night according to the puddles outside and it is dark too.  I have the light on right now.  I think any gardening will have to be done in the conservatory today.  The forecast is for the cold weather coming to reach us about Tuesday when drier weather will arrive too.  Sounds like the first frosts of this winter on the way.  Looks like spring is on hold for now flumpy.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 20:10

How is this for colour coordination in my kitchen?  The GWMag. calender has Wintersweet on it for January.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 11:50

Awww, TY Fairygirl and GWRS.  I cannot believe I am having so much fun up the garden on the 9th of January.  It feels like summer up there.  Here is my nearest thing to a selfie - my reflection!



 Flower buds on the Caltha palustris =marsh marigold.

 One hydrangea flower left.

 The yuccas make natural baskets for catching apples.


 Cyclamen hederifolium leaves.

 Snowdrops starting.

 and my pig likes his hebe and heuchera companions.


 Still using my herbs.

 Bergenia makes a good cut flower in January.


 Then heathers and Iris danfordii.



My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 10:36

A few pictures taken thia morning.  The pollinators have been at work on the chaenomeles and lots of new fruit set.




 Heathers and hellebores in full bloom.


 Primulas in lots of colours


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 08:35

A very wet garden to look out on again this morning and a yellow warning for lots of rain from now till noon tomorrow from the Met. office.  It is still mild but we have been warned that will not be for long now.  The greenhouse heater had come on in the night so temperature must have dropped to 5 in the conservatory.  Perhaps there may be some bright spells today and tomorrow to let me take some pics before the wintry weather hits us.

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