a mediateam website

See a sample issue of The Irish Garden!

ann stan's Garden

View more photos

Check back soon to read all about ann stan's Garden



08 February 2015 09:28:02

Hi all, what lovely weather,  hope you are all enjoying it.  Have been out tidying up for the last few days. Found this self seeded hellebore yesterday, was delighted. 

PeterW PeterW 08 February 2015 11:23:14

Very nice

hi all

26 April 2014 11:49:03

Hi all hope you are all enjoying a new season of growing....been very busy lately but here's afew pics of 'Bad mein Garten'

Pollygrow Pollygrow 26 April 2014 12:11:37

Fantastic selection of veg, are they cauliflowers?

Dick Dick 26 April 2014 12:15:54

Super garden!

TerriShoos TerriShoos 26 April 2014 15:57:38

No wonder you've been busy - looks wonderful.

Scrubber Scrubber 26 April 2014 17:00:09

Busy busy busy-obviously but resluts are there to be seen. well done you! And John!

ann stan ann stan 26 April 2014 18:54:30

Well there is a bit of everything in the tunnel brockli cabbage kale kohlrabi but the cauliflowers didn't germinate ...seed must have been too old. I love this time of year everything looks so green and fresh 

andyf7 andyf7 26 April 2014 20:07:30

all looking good and plenty of veg to come. 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 27 April 2014 23:26:15

Ye Gods! A full polytunnel AND a perfect garden! You were definitely busy! All looking great!

good day

10 February 2014 20:39:41

Good day in the gardan , swept up paths , dug one side of the tunnel , potted on my streptocarpus and other bits and pieces that were knocking  around. Pruned blackcurrant bushes and mulched them and the rhubarb. But best of all daughter landed a new full time  job ....happy days dispite snow on the mountain

Clara Clara 10 February 2014 20:52:00

Great day for you and well done to your Daughter .

TinaJ TinaJ 10 February 2014 20:55:12

Would love to see pics of your streps

Well done to your daughter

ClaireE ClaireE 10 February 2014 20:58:59

That's a good day indeed! Congratulations to your daughter :-)

Jacinta D Jacinta D 10 February 2014 21:08:22

Lovely snow-capped mountains. Well done, Daughter.

ann stan ann stan 10 February 2014 21:15:21

Thanks for your coments yes she is delighted with herself

ann stan ann stan 10 February 2014 21:21:54

Tina if you scroll down to the bottom of my journal there is a picture of the streps there   but I have a new purple and yellow one a friend from Donegal gave me last year they are not flowering yet but I'll post them when they do

Moya Moya 10 February 2014 21:56:48

That's great news - she is independent - a cause for celebration.

Good day's gardening done also.

JoanG JoanG 10 February 2014 22:04:45

Great news for your daughter and well done on a good day's gardening.  Your view of the mountain looks lovely.

Jackie Jackie 11 February 2014 08:01:37

Well done to your daughter and to you too. 

ann stan ann stan 11 February 2014 21:02:09

Thanks all... my daughter is 28 and very very independent since she was 16, lives in Cork and loves the garden even tries to grow a few veg herself and her friends . Great to see the next generation with an  interest


09 February 2014 19:51:15

Decided to go to Altmount today as the weather was so nice and we were not disappointed with the display of snowdrops.

Now for the downside..... driving into Bunclody I never saw anything like the rubbish lineing  the sides of the road ........WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY  ... maybe I spent too long living in clean Germany.  I can't understand how people just open their car door or boot and through out their dirt !!!!!!!!!!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 09 February 2014 19:59:21

No photos, Ann? You picked a good day for Altamont.

ann stan ann stan 09 February 2014 20:23:24

No i have no camera at the moment thanks to my daughter , pity

Noelfitz Noelfitz 09 February 2014 22:19:20

Thank goodness you did not have your camera to photograph the rubbish.

Moya Moya 09 February 2014 22:29:56

You took a chance that it would be open after Fran and Margaret's experience yesterday - so glad it was and that you had a great day.

ann stan ann stan 09 February 2014 22:38:24

Oh didn't know it was closed yesterday. We don't live far from there so it wouldn't be a big deal but what a disappointment to travel down to find it closed

Jackie Jackie 10 February 2014 06:46:07

Had there been flooding there that the rubbish was on the road, just a thought. If not I agree some people have no conscience. Glad you enjoyed your day. 

Clara Clara 10 February 2014 19:36:35

Bunclody is not the only place for rubbish on the sides of the roads ...coming into Bray people just throw it out of their cars in black sacks ....disgusting....

ann stan ann stan 10 February 2014 20:20:07

No flooding Jackie  just disgusting poeple. we seem to have them every where Clara

small steps

08 February 2014 21:04:11

Got the wheelbarrow wheel pumped up a long enough to move some manure and compost into the tunnel today between the showers .  Then I attacked the Acer my daughter gave me years ago as it is too big to transplant I decided to go radical chop and hope for the best. 


Johnplotman Johnplotman 08 February 2014 21:24:06

You got the job done,Ann.Showers did not stop you.The ground in your tunnel will repay you with a good crop.Good luck with all.

JoanG JoanG 08 February 2014 21:33:56

It's great to make a start.  I wouldn't have been brave enough to prune an acer like that, hope it succeeds for you.  That's a lovely hamamelis you  have behind it.

fran m fran m 08 February 2014 21:49:57

Lots done, well done.

ann stan ann stan 08 February 2014 22:42:38

Funny relationship between that Acer and Hamamelus ..... had the Hamamelus for years in Germany and it never grew,  then it moved with me here and sat in a pot for 2 years. After I planted it in this garden and  despite my best efforts it did nothing here for years.  Then my daughter gave me an Acer which was supposed to be a minitrue and I planted it beside the Hamamelus and it took off , but acer has outgrown the space and I can't move it so it's radical chop and hope for the best


Jacinta D Jacinta D 09 February 2014 06:24:51

I'm sure that acer will be fine. I hope so, as it's a nice big specimen.

ann stan ann stan 09 February 2014 19:36:53

It's been chopped before but not that hard and has always done well


Garden.ie Members

Not a member yet?
Join now to:

Join Now

Existing Members

Forgotten password


Showing 6 of 14
Friends of ann stan
view all friends >

Garden.ie CLUB

Join Ireland's first online garden club! Share pictures of your garden, make new friends and chat with other gardeners. It's simple to join and free! Register Here

Featured Members


Thousands of gardening facts at your finger tips:

Ask Gerry

Gerry DalyTry our unique advice service from editor Gerry Daly. Got a question right now? Search here to see if it has been answered already:

a mediateam website

©2018 Garden.ie. Mediateam Ltd, Media House, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18.

Tel (+353 1) 2947777 Email info@garden.ie

Website Design by KCO.ie