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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 11:26

Very sunny and mild and dry today so I went to get my repeat prescription full of the joys of spring and found the pharmacy had a note from my doctor to have my BP checked which I did only to find it was very high so now i have a checkup tomorrow morning.  Grr just when i wanted to take advantage of every daylight hour to catch up a bit in the garden.I know a garden is never ever completely done but after the cold weather mine is sadly neglected.  I will get some done now though after coffee and Madeira cake( the real stuff with lots of spice and nuts on top not what the recipe books in English give you at all!)

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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 09:42

9 degrees already at 8 oclock when i got up after a  late night at the theatre.  The play "Dinner" started with a butler holding the centrepiece for the dining table which was of Birds of Paradise flowers and made the audience gasp followed by another one when the hostess arrived in a spectacularly beautiful red evening gown.  From then on you had to forget about good taste but i defy anyone to get bored at that play!  Raining a little outside but I think it is getting brighter so may be able to get out gardening.  My St. Valentines's flowers are all arranged on my new tablecloth and I have an authentic Madeira cake from the island to enjoy today,  Lovely crocuses Joyce.  I hope your cold is over.  Liriodendron we are in for some springlike weather the next few days and mild nights too.  The daffodils are opening their buds outside.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 08:48

That was supposed to read 10 degrees.  Forecast is for 9 degrees today and we may have some rain but it is not so chilly now so may get some gardening done.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 16:28

!) degrees in Bristol - yes double figures.  Feels really balmy!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 11:38

I have been out in the garden and worked for a half hour till the wind took my breath away which drove me indoors despite the lovely bright sunshine.  Still our weatherman has promised springlike weather for later in the week and my snowdrops are just gorgeous with some beautiful stately tall ones.  Just walking around admiring them and my cyclamen has given me rosy cheeks!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 08:34

Ahhh, that's better = 4 degrees already and 9 forecast.  Quite bright, dry and some blue sky in Bristol so expecting to get some gardening done today.  Might fill up the green wheeliebin.   I am sure the sleep in the afternoon did you good Joyce.  i hope you are feeling better today.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 16:07

Awww. sorry you have been poorly Joyce.  Take good care of youeslf as the rotten cough that can develop this year is lasting about a month or even longer - so debilitating.  Remember it took the Queen a month to get better!  Just watched the Winslow Boy - such a good film and "Catch me if you can" is on at 5.45 too!  Helps in non-gardening weather when TV comes up trumps.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 12:30

GWRS. it was reading the book "Lost Gardens of Heligan" that started me off.  Every chapter in the book got more and more exciting.  It was like a great detective story and really emphasised the pleasure the discoveries were bringinh so i thought I would give it a go with my long lost terraces!

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 08:45

Rain this morning and dark as night still but forecast s for drier weather later and 4 degrees so an improvement on the chill of yesterday if only slight.  The 0 degrees forecast for tomorrow seems balmy by comparison so will have to wait till then to get any gardening done.  What the couples did in ten or so weeks to their gardens trashed by building works on "Big Dreams, Small Spaces" on Friday evening made me very hopeful that I can uncover the rest of my terrace this year.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 09:20

A slight dusting of snow this morning, enough  to make the garden look pretty but the paths are treacherously icy.

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