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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 09:07

Hullo flumpy.  My talk went very well and I won a bottle of wine and box of chocolates in the raffle.  Afterwards we went round the Brentry lights.  They are so lovely this year.  Wat a lovely name for the new baby .  I weighed 6pounds exactly at birth but I was full term. 

The weather is still very mild here - 15 degrees already but breezy and heavy rain forecast for this afternoon.  However family visiting so will not get withdrawal symptoms because I cannot get out in the garden.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 08:58

Garden wet again this morning but still mild.  Too busy indoors to get anything done outside today anyway but the green wheeliebin was emptied very early so will bring that in.It will have to do for two weeks as no collection next week.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 13:46

Somebody wanted some Scots Pine for Xmas decorations and helped themselves from my front garden last night.  The tree is right beside the street light but so is my very prickly Japanese Quince and  i am afraid that person might have been spiked as there were boughs off the pine tree strewn all around the drive!  We have lots of visitors every night to see the  Brentry lights who have to leave their cars in our road as next road has signs up to stop the cars except for residents.  I could not see any blood on the drive so perhaps it was only pricks.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 09:20

Pollution from the Sahara forecast today so will try to stay indoors as much as I can.  Plenty of cooking to get on with as one son and partner coming to supper tomorrow and another son coming on Saturday.  I have a few cards to take to the postbox but that is quite near.  Drier today and windier but so very mild.  Rain is forecast after lunch so that should help clear the pollution .  I can remember many years ago when my late husband found his cherished dark green Wolseley covered in red dust!  He was calling himself all the names for not putting it in the garage.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 20:49

My big Xmas grocery shop is coming tomorrow so getting fridge freezer and freezer organised to take it.  Ordering online is super.  I hate self - service so try to avoid big supermarkets but online is all done for you.  I will decorate the three Xmas cakes over the weekend.  I watered everything that needed it in the conservatory today.  The weather is unbelievably mild still.  TY for your good wishes flumpy.  I find making sure I know the name of all the plants I show and getting the timing right is a surefire hit.  Last year one lady announced loudly mine was the best they had had all year.  As I do not charge the treasurer must have been wondering why he wa paying out so much for the others in expenses and charges!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 10:13

Damp garden again this morning with puddles still left though it is brightening up now and dry forecast for all the rest of the day.  I should be able to get some planting and pruning done.  I will hone my talk this morning to make sure it is not too long.  Could job laptops have clocks on.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 16:02

Bad the rain this afternoon.  I have just been out to the postbox and found two men at work signs outside my front garden - pavement work tomorrow then.  Yes I too get withdrawal symptoms when I cannot get anything done outside though the conservatory does help.  TV crews galore round our way lately because of filming the Brailsford Lights.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 09:24

Very dull and damp again this morning in Bristol but oh so mild - no heating needed indoors.  Heavy rain forecast for the afternoon so any gardening will have to be done this morning..  I will bring in some of the Charles Ross apples off the tree as the birds are flocking to eat them off the tree.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 22:07

Very well TY GWRS.  You do get around.  I managed to do quite a bit of pruning and planted three carnation  plant in my perfume garden.  We are do for record mild weather here at the end of the week so the flowers will keep on appearing.  i bet Antwerp is beautiful for Xmas.  Enjoy.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 11:19

Got camellias ready too fidgetbones.  Bristol CC charge pensioners like me £15 a year but it is for the whole year.  My neighbours sometimes give me space in their bins when mine is full.  Mine is half full now as it is splendid gardening weather at the moment but i took minutes off my coffee break to snap these two blue flowers greeting me this Monday morning.  


 Iris inguicularis


 Campanuls porsch -something or other.

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