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ICA demonstration

07 November 2017 23:26:22

 I gave a demonstration tonight on rose pruning to the Ladies of Roscommon ICA in Hannons hotel here  in Roscommon...I also did some cuttings of Fuchsia and Hypericum....it is really my first time and I was nervous, but when I got  started and answered a few questions I enjoyed it......beautiful sunny days here at the moment  great time to finish up the tidying for the winter

Jacinta D Jacinta D 08 November 2017 00:00:13

Wow, I admire your courage. Particularly as it was your first time. But I'm sure you sailed through it and feel great afterwards. Well done, you. :)

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 08 November 2017 00:19:19

Well done, it takes courage to stand up in front of a group of people and I am sure it will be a lot easier the next time.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 08 November 2017 15:31:53

ICA folk are usually very kind to their visitors LOL

Fairy land

30 September 2017 18:37:02

I am trying to add an album of the new fairy houses in the garden  but it will not let me ..I will add a few here

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 30 September 2017 18:49:54

So cute, Kate. My granddaughters love fairy doors and Paddy has made some for them which he hangs on the trees, but yours are so well fitted into the flower borders. We will have to rethink ours. 

PCON PCON 30 September 2017 19:22:09

If you are using an ipad or iphone, you cannot add an album. You will have to use a windows device. Ipad is OK for journals, but not for album. Windows XP works for everything on garden.ie

JoanG JoanG 30 September 2017 20:48:54

They are so sweet, Kate, and lovely nestled into your border. Well done!  
We're all eagerly awaiting the new website when hopefully the photo/album uploading problem will be resolved. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 30 September 2017 21:59:32

Aw, wow! Your single fairy door of a few years now has a fine population. Twinkletown!  Love them, as I'm sure Aoife and Luke do.

Kate & Graham Kate & Graham 30 September 2017 23:17:30

They have come up in the world Jacinta...thanks all for your comments


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 03 October 2017 00:43:02

So pretty! 

Jackie Jackie 03 October 2017 08:10:56

Oh arent they so cute. Really lovely 

Orchid ??

28 September 2017 18:08:00

I bought this plant in homebase about 2 years ago ..it was just finished flowering and I only paid €2 for it at the time..It was an challenge to see could I get it to flower again ..I had it in the front porch and just ignored it apart from watering it now and again..it stayed green all the time and a few weeks ago I noticed a growth coming out the side of it and today it produced this flower ...I am so pleased with it ....can anybody here tell me what it is called

fraoch fraoch 28 September 2017 20:26:43

No idea I'm afraid, but isn't it great when something like that happens.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 28 September 2017 20:41:53

According to my Orchid book, it's a Miltassia 'Spider Star'. It's a little beauty. And it's in good hands. You're great with indoor plants too, Kate.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 28 September 2017 21:05:04

Such a dainty flower.

Kate & Graham Kate & Graham 28 September 2017 22:03:39

Thanks ladies ..yes Jacinta I think you are correct I just googled it and it sounds and looks right ...I am sure the Orchid experts would be horrified by the way I neglected this plant...Maybe it is a myth that they need special care ??


Jackie Jackie 29 September 2017 08:08:13

Oh very nice. Hmmmm wonder will I ever see flowers on my orchids again lol. 

New rose garden

30 August 2017 21:34:05

We finally completed our new rose garden and I have to say we are really pleased with it ....The area next to it is a Herb Parterre ..at the moment it is difficult to see it clearly but when the hedge grows and joins up it will all become clear ..I used Lonicera to create the hedge.......just the woodland garden left to do now "Phew

Sorry photo is taken from upstairs  so funny angle 

fraoch fraoch 30 August 2017 22:13:50

Looks terrific, well done!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 30 August 2017 22:43:30

Wow, that looks super. :)

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 31 August 2017 07:56:35

Lovely design and the roses garden will be looking fantastic next summer. The herb garden also looks great and easy to get to to pick your herbs.

sallysarah sallysarah 31 August 2017 08:16:59

Oh,  that's a  lovely design.  You have been busy but the end result shows it was worth it!!!


Kate & Graham Kate & Graham 31 August 2017 18:47:58

Thanks guys..The roses were looking good before all that rain last week...they did really well for their first year....... 

Jackie Jackie 31 August 2017 19:27:12

Absolutely fantastic and what a gorgeous design. You must be delighted with it!

Kate & Graham Kate & Graham 31 August 2017 20:24:18

Delighted with it! ..took us a while to get tbe measurements exactly right but we got there in the end 

TerriShoos TerriShoos 01 September 2017 08:44:57

That'll be magnificent in a few years, but looking great now. 

Scrubber Scrubber 01 September 2017 18:15:38

Well done indeed. Worth all the trouble and from now on it will look better and better!


28 July 2017 20:51:04

Sorry we have not been here for a while...we have had a few difficult months, both our Mums passed away since I was last here .....my Mum went into hospital with chest infection on 24th April and due to other complications  she passed on the 11th May ..it was a terrible shock to us all cause she had been improving but was not strong enough in the end...we were starting to get back to some normality in June and went to Chicago on holiday on the 11th and  just over a week of the holiday we got a phone call to say Graham's Mum had passed so normality went out the window again.......It has been difficult, but we are grateful we had them for so long as lots of families do not...

We had something to celebrate yesterday when we attended Jacinta & Steve's wedding...it was a great day from start to finish (3am for us) Jacinta looked stunning as did Steve.. wonderful company,Lovely food ,plenty of drink.....great music and dancing ...it was just what the Dr ordered after all the sadness.....Thanks Jacinta and Steve.... 

We continue to add to the garden..  I am pleased with how it is looking right now despite the wind and rain.....I will do an Album as soon as I get out and take some photos.......Kate

Jacinta D Jacinta D 28 July 2017 21:05:55

It sure has been a really tough time for you both, Kate. Glad to have been a bit of a distraction, albeit a temporary one, after your recent sad times. 

Kate & Graham Kate & Graham 28 July 2017 21:08:34

It was really great yesterday Jacinta....... hope the hangovers are easing a bit 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 28 July 2017 21:15:35

No hangover. Just millions of 'zzzzzzzz's to catch up on. 

accsean accsean 28 July 2017 22:22:29

My deepest condolences to you both. May they R.I.P.

Kate & Graham Kate & Graham 28 July 2017 22:32:47

Thank you Accsean 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 28 July 2017 22:41:36

Kate, so sorry to hear of your loss and the loss of a mother is very hard to get over, it takes time. Glad that you enjoyed the wedding yesterday and best wishes to Jacinta and Steve for the future. Jacinta, Paddy showed me the gorgeous photo of yourself and David on FB today.

Jackie Jackie 29 July 2017 00:17:23

My deepest condolences to you both R.I.P

fraoch fraoch 29 July 2017 13:11:49

I'm so sorry to hear that, my sincere sympathy to you both.

Bebe Bebe 29 July 2017 13:40:49

So sorry to hear of your loss, my deepest sympathies to you both.  

Kate & Graham Kate & Graham 29 July 2017 14:02:01

Thank you all

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 29 July 2017 20:36:57

My thoughts are with you both. 

JoanG JoanG 29 July 2017 20:38:38

That was very sad for you both Kate. My sincere sympathies.  

Michele Maria Michele Maria 30 July 2017 12:13:42

My sympathies to you both.


Mary B Mary B 30 July 2017 19:47:52

Sorry for your sad loss Kate and Graham.


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