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19 August 2012 13:44:09
Hi Everyone, At last have got the hang of Album uploading!. So if anyone cares to take a look I have added two albums, one of my own garden during this rainy Summer. The other one is of our visit to the West, including Badgers garden, Drimbawn House and garden, a special place to me, as lived here the first year of my life. Then on to Kylemore Abbey which is just gorgeous, I have visited here several times and it is so worth it, they have worked so hard to re-create this wonderful garden and are still developing it all the time. Its in the most beautiful setting in this lovely part of Connemara.
Happy gardening in between the showers.....Ciao for now!
12 August 2012 15:46:58
Its been so long since I put up photos that I have lost the knack. So bear with me and I will get back to this, as its taken me ages to do it so far and now I have to leave it for now....I have more photos of Badgers garden, Drimbawn and Kylemore...so will get it sorted later....
24 July 2012 15:51:20
Hi Everyone, Yesterday myself and my hubby had the pleasure of calling in to Badger and his lovely wife Lola. They are doing a brilliant job on a very challenging but very beautiful site.
From the woodland area and Japanese garden to the proposed bbq area across the pond with its own waterfall, and not forgetting the wonderful views of Lough Mask this is one garden to watch developing.
Thank you so much Badger and Lola for your hospitality and company on our visit we both thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and seeing and hearing all your plans.
We visited Drimbawn House and Gardens which was wonderful and anyone who is planning to visit their Open Weekend coming up are in for such a treat. Thank you again Badger for pointing us in the right direction.
There will be photos to follow when we get back from the West.
13 April 2012 10:08:46
Playing a lot of catch-up in the garden this week...its been a very busy non-gardening time over the past three weeks....but all calming down now and almost back to 'normal' whatever that is!!
Made a shopping trip to Johnstown to buy my daughter Acer palm. 'Orange Dream' as her 'easter egg' to re-place one she lost in the big freeze. Of course had to make some purchases of my own too and finally decided on photinia 'Little Red Robin' as the main shrub for the 3 large containers for front of the house. They are presently plants in waiting as is Erysimum Bowles Mauve. Also was on the hunt for hebe 'Heartbreaker' which Johnstown did'nt have in stock yet...but my kind hubby picked it up in Newlands yesterday on his way to golf....
Yesterday, in the lovely morning sunshine had a potting on session and have trailing lobelia, genaniums and petunias done. Then sowed seeds of Cosmos (I know a little late) and sunflowers. Had to take a trip to Wexford then to have lunch with my daughter so good day and so glad to get some catching up done too!
Have taken some photos but still have to follow the instruction book for uploading photos, but I'll get there :)
Ciao for now!!!!
04 April 2012 12:55:11
Thankfully before this cold snap hit us...it was full steam ahead on Monday...so the grass got another cutting...Hubby sowed his new veggie raised bed with parsnips and turnips, also sowed courgette seeds in pots for later planting out in this new bed! I got some more onionsets planted to replace the ones that went missing, sprinkled paprika around them..a tip from the internet..so they should be less attractive to predators. Also sowed Little Gem, Radish and beetroot under cloche and planted out early peas too....so happy to have got this much done.
The weather change has scuppered plans to play golf with our Son who is visiting from Australia as the course was closed due to 'snow' :( but never mind we can't legislate for the weather and some plan 'B' s have been put in operation.
Its batten down the hatches for today but we all should be up and running again soon.
Happy Easter everyone!