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30 April 2016 18:10:59
Perfect day for gardening in here so started on the front border. My initially well behaved Crocosmia Lucifer had rampaged its way around the bed so out the haul came and tidied it back to a few respectable clumps.
In it's place I have planted 3 phlomis grown from seed so will keep you posted on how they perform.
Looking good is this cherry, bought from a market stall a few years ago. It's rather a narrow conical shape so if anybody can tell me the variety that would be great
19 April 2016 18:51:50
Today the sun is shining and time out to inspect the garden shows the creeping buttercup and other weeds advancing at a serious pace. But hey-Ho that's Mother Nature and a least the soil is finally warming up here. On the plus side the Iberis and aubrieta are looking good and waiting patiently alongside them but not yet flowering is the Alyssum 'Gold Ball'. Though not loved by all this plant completes a fab Spring trio for me.
12 April 2016 18:14:44
Heading out this morning to feed the dogs I hear the welcome calls of the cuckoo for the first time this year in Killylea. I always feel that Spring has truly arrived when I hear that sound and looking round the garden the perennials all are pushing up at a fast rate and it's great to see their return too. Looking forward to All the colours of summer.
01 April 2016 12:19:01
Well we are just back from Glasgow.
Thankfully we returned by boat yesterday afternoon and had a great crossing. I would not want to be travelling today !! Thus maybe not an April fool...
What a difference a week can make. These layered bulbs were planted late and the crocuses were just out before I left. Muscari blooming and the Daffodils though not yet opened have pushed up now with Tulips soon to follow.
What a welcome site from my kitchen window on this cold, wet miserable day
28 March 2016 08:57:53
Some early flowering shrubs are grreat for the early feeders too. This vibrnum I have growing in a pot provides evergreen interest all year round on my patio and flowers during the late winter months. It can become a sizeable plant when grown directly in the garden soil