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Two Hostas, One Dicentra "Bleeding Heart" & One  Omphalodes Verna bought and ready for Shady Corner! Thanks Andy and Joan. Think I shoulf put a beer trap in place near the Hostas?


Bloom Question

17 May 2017 22:44:08

Does anyone know when tickets are on sale for Bloom? Where are they available from etc ? A non gardening friend has enquired ! 

Scrubber Scrubber 18 May 2017 20:13:42

Dec if they google Bloom Imsure they will get some. Or your local Glanbia store sometimes have them. I think Bord na Mona are big sponsors so they would have them as well.

PeterW PeterW 18 May 2017 22:30:48

Can you not pay at the entrance?? I can't remember tho

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 19 May 2017 00:32:25

Online "bloominthepark 2017" in Google will do it. 

Plant ID

16 May 2017 22:18:43

Took some cuttings from this little beauty this evening from my late Mums border . Tall flower st held high above the plant clump . I'd like to namen the cuttings in case they root . 

Moya Moya 16 May 2017 23:28:14

It looks like a wall flower - possibly Bowl's Mauve.

Deckyoshea Deckyoshea 17 May 2017 07:48:48

Moya, thanks for that and you are spot on . Just been googling some images of Bowles Mauve and it's 100% accurate. uou don't hear much about Wallflowers now ? 

Fleurette Fleurette 17 May 2017 08:55:28

Oh yes, you do. They rejoice in the name Erysimum which is the perennial type, not that Wallflowers aren't perennial, but they are usually ripped out ofter one yr because they get woody.  The one you show, is most likely to be Erysimum Bowle's Mauve.  A must have plant as a colour enhancer in no matter  which colour scheme.  Watch the plant however, and always have a few slips on the go, because a stormy can rip an unstable plant out of the ground. 

So take slips on pieces that are not flowering and if you spy a little flower bud deep down in the rosette, pinch it out.  Why? To reserve all energy to rooting.  Also, on mature plants, keep cutting off the spent flower stems. 

Mary B Mary B 17 May 2017 12:42:18

I love this plant, it flowers for months on end.

Good advice from Fleurethra about taking slips.

Deckyoshea Deckyoshea 17 May 2017 15:51:36

Thanks ladies .. I've taken a pot of cuttings ( one of my favourite passions ) and hopefully I will get a return with interest . The parent plant is large and looks great even if it is untended mostly ! What a border filler indeed and bees love it too '

Figs n Wellies

14 May 2017 22:46:21

26 Figs showing already so the move from a container to a permanent location must have suited. 

The wellies are also showing nice Dahlias even if my dog did drag one about the lawn for a walk yesterday. 

Iam enjoying the green house and it does add to ones alternatives  

Jacinta D Jacinta D 14 May 2017 23:07:39

I thought my fig was looking great this year with three figs. My next-door-neighbour, who is NOT a gardener, has one in the border and it's massive. Makes me wonder sometimes......

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 15 May 2017 00:10:20

That greenhouse is looking great!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 15 May 2017 12:06:42

Plants have put on a lot of growth in the last week or so and the glasshouse is looking very productive with all your seed trays. Looking forward to seeing all you produce over the summer months.


06 May 2017 15:42:27

I wasn't too far off with my calculations . 14 bags of compost and 1 bucket of chicken manure gone into the greenhouse beds . The six left over won't go to waste either . 

Six trays of seed also planted up , Four Cosmos of different colour, one of Stock and some Peppers . 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 06 May 2017 17:17:32

Wow, Dec, that looks terrific.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 06 May 2017 20:47:30

Looks great, Declan.

JoanG JoanG 06 May 2017 21:28:16

And oh so neat!  You'll love it, have fun. 

Overboarding with compost

06 May 2017 13:07:38

No, not a new gardening technique but my trip to the local co op and Aldi this morning . The car boot contains 8 bags of their 40 ltr compost and I bought 12 bags of 75 ltr in the co op . Well bought eight and four " free " . 

I mau have over estimated the required amount  sure it won't go off ! On a sad note our  Bord na Mona plant at Littleton is to close after over 60 years in production . 70 full time and 50 seasonal jobs gone . Huge blow to the local rural villages and county Tipperary in General.  

Now time to get composting . It's great to have a greenhouse to keep the chill off while outdoors I've just discovered .... 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 06 May 2017 14:21:09

Yes, I heard that on the news yesterday. Sad newsindeed.

That's a good lot of compost you have there. My problem would be where to put it.

Deckyoshea Deckyoshea 06 May 2017 15:37:04

Of the twenty bags bought I've used 14 so not too bad .. you would be surprised the amount a bed takes ..

Jacinta D Jacinta D 06 May 2017 19:10:06

How did you block out your reg plate on that photo?

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 06 May 2017 20:46:26

Feeling your happiness with the glasshouse.

Deckyoshea Deckyoshea 06 May 2017 22:05:07


I used the iPhone photo editing tool . tap " more " and tap " edit " . That's on my phone anyhow . 


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