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05 July 2009 00:25:19
Well, what a day. Sun, rain, more sun and much, much more rain. Don’t you just love summer in the Irish midlands,J
I hope everyone will be attending the garden show on the 18. Marie and I are looking forward to it immensely and it will be good to put faces to the profiles.
26 May 2009 10:06:08
Has anyone noticed that grass is growing very slowly lately. I have been away for 10 days and my grass is still only ankle height. I got a nice surprise when I returned. Some very late Tulips my daughter braught from Holland have finally flowered. My favourite is the yellow Oyster.
Thailand was a complete disaster, rained all day every day that I had free time. The only time the sun came out was when I was stuck in meetings. Typical. The Botanical Gardens were closed due to flooding so no pics I'm afraid but I will be back in July and hopefuul will have better luck.
12 May 2009 21:56:44
I am off to Thailand today. I have arranged to visit the national botanic gardens in Bangkok on Saturday. Looking forward to it as I will. Have a keen Thai gardener to guide me. Hopefully lots of photos to follow.
09 May 2009 21:05:07
The plan for today was to cut the grass. Not a chance!!! Rain Rain Rain...Summer is here at last. Instead of cutting the grass I went into Kells to get a haircut. While there I dropped into the saturday market which had also been rained out There was a guy there selling plants and after a half hour chatting and bargening gave me these two Japanese Maples for €50. I have been looking for two matching shrubs for a while now and the nearest I got was two maples in Balliskillen which would have cost me considerably more. Driving home I hardly noticed the rain. Although I didn't get to do anything in the garden today I don't feel as hard done by as I usually would when I am rained out.
06 May 2009 21:37:57
Last Autumn I plucked 6 sycamore seedlings from our gravel drive. I potted them up and basically crossed my fingers, Happily three have suvived the winter. They are in full leaf now and about 4 inches high. I think the best way to avoid killing them is to leave them alone.