Hello all gardening enthusiasts. As you can see from my photos my favourites are perennials I can't have enough of them in the garden. I always seem to be searching for something. I hate if anything dies in the garden. I have loads of great gardening buddies in my area. Around here there are 5 garden clubs and that means there are lots of gardening activities going on. Nice to chat to you all.
28 August 2009 14:16:47
Just to let you know that Rita has spent the last couple of days in Intensive Care. Her family have asked me to let you know she is now in recovery and the doctors are happy with her progress........ I hope she is soon on the road to a full recovery......
24 August 2009 14:41:11
A true butterfly plant
There are 3 huge clumps of the 'Hemp Agrimony' growing along my road. I spotted this years ago and pulled up a clump which did not survive. Gismo's journal reminded me to try again today. Butterflies do love this plant. More photos in the album
23 August 2009 23:14:45
Chinese Lanterns (Physalis)
The rain we had here today was torrential. Then around 4pm the sun came out so I hit off for Westport, unexpectedly met a friend and her husband and we all went for a lovely walk to the Quay. It is a beautiful scenic place to be on a beautiful evening. When I came home I had a stroll around the garden and just had to photograph these bright, cheery lanterns. I will cut them and dry them as they keep their colour for such a long time.
22 August 2009 15:50:19
I couldn't find a common name !
This is the first time this plant has flowered. It is a woodland plant and I have it planted in semi-shade. I got it 2 years ago at an open day in 'Frogswell Garden', Straide, Co Mayo. This is a charming woodland garden which has lovely spring flowers and is in the 'gardens to see' section of this website.
21 August 2009 18:55:58
Zebra grass in place
I asked my friend did the 'Zebra grass' spread very quickly. She has had hers in the ground for 4 years and said 'not that quick', maybe doubled in size in 4 years. .....It was such a job to dig this bit out, we nearly brought the whole clump out. We had to use a saw in the end after trying fork, shovel and spade...............I planted mine in a wild area. The old dead branches(from the 3 spruce trees that were chopped down) behind it will rot away and the cattle fence & natural hawthorn hedge is behind them............. There is a better photo in the album.