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Snow time

08 December 2017 17:48:11

Today we woke up to a white world and a very winter post card one at that.

I have two photos of Castlewellan Arboretum as it looked this morning.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 08 December 2017 19:39:10

That looks beautiful, Rhody. We've been lucky to have been spared the snow so far. But it's to get a lot colder overnight.

Myrtle Myrtle 09 December 2017 16:47:17

Lovely photos! Very best wishes to you both. Always remember the great day we had with you - a warmer day!

JoanG JoanG 09 December 2017 21:20:43

A real winter wonderland, though I'm rathrer hoping the snow doesn't reach us here. 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 09 December 2017 23:40:32

Very seasonal photos, Robert. 

rhody rhody 10 December 2017 00:32:33

Many thanks all.

TerriShoos TerriShoos 10 December 2017 11:14:18

Oh wow, gorgeous! Half a cm of slush here in Clare, nowhere near as dramatic. Nice all the same. 


DeclanTipp DeclanTipp 10 December 2017 20:33:32

Snap here too 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 10 December 2017 22:15:16

Perfect Christmas Card photos! 

Autumn Colours

27 November 2017 18:03:42

I've just realised that I have not been on site for a while, so time to say hello again. Its been a mixed summer here with a long dry spell in spring and early summer, with the rest of the season a lot of rain.

The last few days we had some frost that sharpened up the colour of the remaining leaves.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 27 November 2017 18:38:15

Fabulous photos, Rhody. Welcome back.

DeclanTipp DeclanTipp 27 November 2017 21:03:05

Great colors and form . 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 28 November 2017 01:18:02

Good to have you back! Love that first photo!

TerriShoos TerriShoos 30 November 2017 09:51:20

Beautiful photos, Rhody

rhody rhody 01 December 2017 00:32:02

Many thanks to all

PeterW PeterW 03 December 2017 08:51:45

The acer is just outstanding Rhody,

Blooms in the garden

18 June 2017 22:22:34

Now that the Rhodos and other spring flowers are over, other plants are taking there place. We have a Cornus tree with a lot of blooms on it this year along with the pinaple sented broom. Also the lovely garden sage with its intence blue flowers. A nice we start to the summer.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 18 June 2017 22:27:51

That's a fine cornus.

Scrubber Scrubber 18 June 2017 22:48:17

Lovely shapes and colour combinations there! Is it kousa?

Fleurette Fleurette 18 June 2017 23:47:16

Scent is all important, isn't it?  I am so very aware of it this year.  The roses are quite wonderful.  Love your sage, and the C. Batandieri looms really good.  I'm dying to have a cornus.  

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 19 June 2017 08:17:16

It has been a great year for Cornus, flowering really well. Cytisus battandieri is a fantastic wall shrub and I love the smell of pineapple from it. The yellow flowers against the grey foliage is a gorgeous contrast.

JoanG JoanG 19 June 2017 22:38:30

All three look good! 

rhody rhody 20 June 2017 23:13:05

Yes I think it is Kousa, it never flowered until last year and then only a few blooms.

This year it excelled itself like a lot of trees here.


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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 12 June 2017 09:00:04

Gorgeous, Robert. A few years ago, when visiting Rome, it was fantastic to see them in flower growing on the side of the roads and flowering on the bare branches. I had a white one flower this year, but it is only a small tree yet. 

Dick Dick 12 June 2017 19:27:44

Looking great.

Jackie Jackie 13 June 2017 08:15:31


Cercis in bloom

11 June 2017 23:43:06

I took these photos a week or so ago of the pink Cercis in bloom. The tree was covered with blooms coming out of the stem its self. The leaves that are now fully out are nice in there self.


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