22 April 2017 20:11:22
These photos were taken at Lough Lannagh, Castlebar. My niece Patricia known locally as Pippi planted them last year and the photos were taken in mid April. She is very interested in the environment.
21 April 2017 22:10:27
Well I completed the rose beds to day. The weather was good, no rain and relatively mild. it would seem that in Cork and Kerry and other parts of Munster the temperature was better. In the afternoon, I tackled the third rose bed using the Dutch hoe. Even though the heavy rain came this week the ground was still quite hard. The roses in the three beds look good. There are rose buds to be seen, propably due to the fact that we didn't get severe weather. I hear that it will be cold early next week and hope this type of weather will not do too much harm. There is one rose in a side bed Abraham Darby and rose buds are partly open showing some colour. Too late now to take a photo, probably to morrow.
21 April 2017 12:57:59
I showed this Magnolia earlier on It has grown somewhat since.
19 April 2017 22:27:26
For a considerable length of time there seemed to be no sign of rain, temperature not great and getting cold at night, so the heat was on in the greenhouse by night and the Musa plants being the tender type were moved in. They have grown quite a bit for that reason. I remember when I took them out and watered them about a month ago, they looked miserable. Peter W in Cork has similar plants and he gave me some advise about them. I wonder is it time to feed them now. The heating of the greenhouse could also explain how the vine has done so well. During Holy Week, I spread some fertilizer around the roses and on Good Friday it was misty, not enough to wash down the potato manure in these beds. Yesterday I got the Dutch hoe out and tackled the beds, well two of the three. It got rid of what weeds were there, not many. Then this morning it began to rain and this time there was plenty of it so I was very pleased. By the way these roses have come on very well. They were pruned in January and many of them are showing flower buds. The Magnolia susan has come on a lot too since I displayed the photo. The grass which was mown last week has also come on and perhaps needs another mowing. However there was very little work done in the garden to day but to morrow is another day. Sorry no photos to day.
15 April 2017 23:04:58
A happy Easter to all in Garden.ie. This year like last year I am at home for Easter. I always tended to travel and be with the relations for Easter like Christmas but I don't drive long distances now. However let us rejoice as This is the Day.