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I can resist anything but temptation!

17 August 2017 10:03:19

Lordy, Lordy! Every year I say to myself that I have no more space to buy bulbs. But who can resist!!!!!     

Your Mr. Middleton Catalogue should have come through your letterbox this morning. It's time for browsing. So far I'm just getting Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin' finally, Erythronium 'Yellow Pagoda' which I've lost in the past, and Iris 'Cantab'.  

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 17 August 2017 18:02:06

Mine arrived too this morning. I like the Iris 'Katherine Gold'. I thought the selection of bulbs is a lot smaller this year.

Scrubber Scrubber 17 August 2017 19:27:00

As a great temptation resister I must admire your fortitude jacinta in limiting yourself. Ive just been reading Monty Dons the Ilington diaries and the amount of bulbs he puts in in a year is staggering. I am determined to up my tulip countthis year. KH is a little stunner.

Scrubber Scrubber 17 August 2017 19:27:03

As a great temptation resister I must admire your fortitude jacinta in limiting yourself. Ive just been reading Monty Dons the Ilington diaries and the amount of bulbs he puts in in a year is staggering. I am determined to up my tulip countthis year. KH is a little stunner.

Scrubber Scrubber 17 August 2017 19:27:03

As a great temptation resister I must admire your fortitude jacinta in limiting yourself. Ive just been reading Monty Dons the Ilington diaries and the amount of bulbs he puts in in a year is staggering. I am determined to up my tulip countthis year. KH is a little stunner.

Jackie Jackie 17 August 2017 19:49:22

Ive ordered the new Narcissus which is on the cover and also Eremurus too!!! but I am heading to their warehouse sale on the 2nd Sept. ARe you going Jacinta? its fantastic there and there are lots and lots of choices. Not far from you either!

PeterW PeterW 17 August 2017 20:32:34

I got it aswell and browsed through it and then into recylcing ha but I know i'll buy bulbs but not yet and will maybe go for less this year but harder to get ones

Jacinta D Jacinta D 17 August 2017 21:19:59

Where is it, Jackie?

Jackie Jackie 17 August 2017 22:30:33

Do you know Woodies near Glasnevin cemetery ? If you continue on down that road it's there. Apparently has just moved to new premises along there as before it was at the back of that Lidl shop across from Woodies. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 18 August 2017 04:43:48

Great stuff, Jackie. I hope to be there so.

Pre Open

16 August 2017 20:02:17

Myself and Gretta headed to Liga's Pellie Palace today. I know Liga is having an Open Day on Sunday. But as I'll be away for the weekend, Liga quickly agreed to us visiting beforehand. So we had a sneak preview of what will be on offer for anyone going, but I won't post an album. 

So envious of Liga's new polytunnel, and the amount of plants that it houses. I think probably about 95% of her Pelargoniums are in flower, and all looking extremely healthy.

It's about 6 or 7 years since my first visit to Liga's place. I think she was only beginning to plant up her borders way back then. Everything has really filled out, and lots more added since. And it being such an exposed and windy site, I was surprised how well everything was thriving. Maybe a lot of her plants have acclimatised to their homes.

Lovely, lovely day, and it was a pleasure to chat with Liam too. Thank you both very much.

JoanG JoanG 16 August 2017 22:10:35

I'm looking forward to my first visit to Liga's garden and palace on Sunday.  Glad you got the preview and didn't miss out Jacinta.  Enjoy your weekend. 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 16 August 2017 23:13:33

Gorgeous photos, Jacinta and glad the weather held out for your visit. I did not know that Liga was having an Open Day, so disappointed I can't make it now. Looking forward to seeing lots of photos of the day. Have a lovely mini break.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 16 August 2017 23:51:06

Can't wait for Liga's Open Day! My friend Joan will probably come also!

Lìga Lìga 17 August 2017 07:58:34

Thanks for coming Jacinta and Greta,it was great to see you and have chat.Your visit let me sit down and enjoy my self for couple hours,thanks for that,i needed little break :) 

 I sent invitation to Paddy 2 months ago Mary on facebook,and to you too..pity you didn't see it.

  Can't wait o see you all :) 

Jackie Jackie 17 August 2017 08:46:51

Really looking forward to visiting again. I was there 2 years ago!! How time flies. 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 17 August 2017 08:52:17

Liga, I don't use FB anymore, so not getting much info about thing happening in gardening. Very few now on Garden.ie and it is the only site I use. Paddy lives in the moment, Liga, he has a mind like a sieve.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 17 August 2017 09:49:12

When this site is gone, Mary, will you STILL not use Facebook?  

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 17 August 2017 17:56:15

Jacinta, don't say the site will be closed down. I do hope I am not forced back to FB.

PeterW PeterW 17 August 2017 20:51:23

I'd say ye had a great day, lucky ye. I hope the site doesn't go either but they have promised us too many times to fix i and they haven't. Here's hoping they do.

Nice Surprise

16 August 2017 06:51:44

This year when a lot of people have been posting photos of their Salvia 'Amistad' I've been envious. I got one last year but it never reappeared this time round for some reason. And it was in the perfect location, or so I thought. However, I accepted its disappearance and hope to buy it again.

Yesterday while doing a bit outside I discovered a cutting of same that I had taken from this Salvia, and lo and behold it's flowering. I love the petal shape, and the colour. I had thought that this was a perfectly hardy Salvia. But it seems not. Hmmm, wondering now should I be doing something more to ensure its survival for future years. It's so pretty.

Jackie Jackie 16 August 2017 08:07:49

It should do ok for you during the Winter, plus it was a mild one. I've a couple here for the past 3 years and they come back each year bigger and stronger. Never an issue. I did cut them right back in Autumn when they had finished flowering, maybe that's why?  The good think is Salvia are just so easy to propagate. I'm falling over slips here lol!! 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 16 August 2017 09:04:27

Jacinta, I have to lift them as my soil is too wet in the winter and I find they die on me. As Jackie says cuttings are easy, so maybe that is the way for you to go. 

Michele Maria Michele Maria 16 August 2017 10:59:27

Lucky you went to the trouble of taking that cutting Jacinta. I bought one at a plant sale last summer and it came back again this year despite heavy soil and cold site. i must try a few cuttings now though...insurance.

A New Home

13 August 2017 20:42:30

Steve built a great raised bed (with the help of Wee Davey) last year for all my Blueberries. I must say the crop has never been better. Today I picked enough for adding to my breakfast for the next few days. And this is only the start of it.

I also have all that lovely crimson foliage to look forward to later. 

 

Michele Maria Michele Maria 13 August 2017 21:31:24

Yummy!

Doreen Doreen 13 August 2017 22:00:16

lovely Jacinta. What variety is it? I have tried growing blueberries in my garden but have not been successful. Would need a raised bed like yours I think. Enjoy!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 13 August 2017 22:05:58

There are 7 individual bushes, Doreen. And sorry to say, I've no idea of the varieties. They need ericacious compost, and rainwater. And they say to get a decent crop, you need more than three.

accsean accsean 13 August 2017 22:06:26

That's what I would call a success story. They will be lovely for your breakfast.

JoanG JoanG 13 August 2017 22:33:19

I remember that project, Jacinta, and what a result; the bushes look so healthy and a fine crop.  

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 13 August 2017 23:05:43

That is a great crop, Jacinta. Mine have been very good this year too, but I have eaten them all now. 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 14 August 2017 00:33:55

Looking great Jacinta!

 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 14 August 2017 06:22:06

Mary, I can't believe that yours are gone already. I'm only starting to pick mine in the last couple of weeks.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 14 August 2017 08:06:08

Jacinta, down here it is like autumn. We are at least three weeks ahead of normal. We were in a garden on Friday south of Clonmel and it was just the same, maples starting to colour and cyclamen everywhere. It has been very dry all summer, but we had rain last night, so plants might pick up a little.

Scrubber Scrubber 14 August 2017 22:48:43

Id hold on to that man Jacinta. He is so handy!!!!!As one who has five thumbs on each hand Im always in awe of the likes of Steve and Fran who seem to be able to turn their hand to anything.

sallysarah sallysarah 15 August 2017 06:58:07

Yes! Peter but you are the king of the boulders and rocks!!!!!

Eryngium

13 August 2017 08:56:43

Introduced to my garden a few years ago, this Eryngium happily self-seeds itself about. In its first year here, it went mad multiplying. So lots of friends were given freebies. But at this stage, I no longer fight with nature and let it do its thing. I love the blue stems. And here, it's got a backdrop of Sambucus 'Black Lace' which I think makes a lovely contrast.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 13 August 2017 09:11:47

Gorgeous with the dark foliage of the Sambucus. 

JoanG JoanG 13 August 2017 22:28:43

Looking good!

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 14 August 2017 00:28:00

That's a lovely combination Jas. I also tend to let it go its own way too! Only problem is that they tend to fall over rather easily!

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