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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 12:33

Oh that is nice to know Verdun  My  early visitor has just left and we had a lovely walk up my garden where a lot of the plants he has given me over the years are flourishing.  It felt like summer in the brilliant winter sunshine.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 08:20

Visitor coming this morning early so up early to a very wet scene in the garden with puddles everywhere, but the forecast is for sun and dry most of the day so looking forward to that. The hellebores I brought on for Xmas are obliging with flowers but the red camellias do not seem to be going to open their fat buds till a bit later.  I do not think I would be much use at getting things spot on for a wedding or anniversary date somehow.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 10:17

Mild and windy this morning with a bit of drizzle.  14 degrees at 7 this morning.  the hazelnut trees are clinging on to their leaves and nothing in the garden looks wintry.  Lots of bulbs in pots up so I will try and make room for them in the conservatory later.  On with the Xmas cleaning now as lots of visits promised.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 14:25

They did not all come at once, Lily Pilly and I grew stronger as each one appeared.  To begin with I added foster children and later as they grew up French schoolchildren came for the summer and then university students from Ireland and HongKong.  I often found myself catering for a dozen or more!  The more the merrier was true in our house.  One of my grandmothers had twelve children and the other ten so I was used to hordes of cousins, all younger than me so I was chief babysitter.  I had three younger siblings too.  My mother's motto was "The more you do, the more you can do" so I worked on that.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 13:03

Ten on the dot the rain started so I stripped my bed, put the bedding in the washer, cleaned my bedroom all except the picture rails as I did not feel it was wise to climb up and down with no one in the house.  Now lovely and clean for the New Year.  I will tackle the kitchen and study this afternoon when I get my breath back.  It takes me a week now for what used to be a two day job but it is a very big bungalow and I think I have got a bit more particular in my old age.  When the seven children were all around whatever I did was soon messed up.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 08:49

Oh what a lovely blue and pink sky this morning but rain forecast by 10oclock so that explains it.  Still feels mild and calm at the moment.  I may get some wprk done outside early.  This is the view from my drive.


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 11:02

Congrats of reaching the 100,000 views and beyond.  Me too on the thread about my garden this year!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 10:28

Awww thank you flumpy - you too - a lovely person I mean.  always glad to be of help.  Sun is shining brightly in Bristol and look what has appeared overnight on the kitchen patio - Iris reticulata "Harmony" and "Danfordia"




My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 09:03

Oh my gosh, another fine mild dry morning with temperature up to 12 already - perfect gardening weather and a perfect day for this thread to reach !00.000 views!!!   I do hope all of you have enjoyed following my exploits and that of the other posters.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 20:34

Oh gosh one chair piled high already with intriguing parcels including a hamper which will be planted up after the food has been removed.  All quiet now so can catch up on Strictly!

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