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Photo problem solved - what an idiot!

21 June 2017 04:14:07

Well, having seen that Gracedieu Lass was able to post an album the other day I just had to give it another go - and talk about kicking yourself - I had been going about it the wrong way!!!

When I created a new album I then clicked on Add Photos while what I should have clicked was the title of the new album!!!! What an idiiot I am to think that Add Photos meant Add Photos while what it ACTUALLY means is Add MORE Photos after you've added the first lot.

So I've finally got to share Terrishoos lovely garden on the site!


Really love the way the Alchemilla Mollis has colonised the new pond!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 21 June 2017 04:43:16

That's a great album, Hazel. And isn't Terri looking absolutely stunning too.

fran m fran m 21 June 2017 08:46:26

Just a 'senior moment' Hazel,

happens the best of us,

or so I've been informed!!! LOL

PCON PCON 21 June 2017 15:46:21

Many thanks for the tip, Hazel. For the first time since I graduated to wndows 10 (two years ago, I have been able to load an album.

Fleurette Fleurette 21 June 2017 18:27:05

Well, perhaps I should try again as well!  You never know.  Maybe the site will.be feeling more friendly disposed to Apple!  I have been moaning (mild word.  ! ). about having to log in every few minutes for the past 2 weeks, and just now .... ssh....I didn't have to !  


I' e just tried to do an album.  No joy whatsoever.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 24 June 2017 21:35:21

Hazel, fantastic album and a beautiful garden which sits so well with it's surroundings. Clare is an amazing part of Ireland.

Happy accident

19 June 2017 02:35:41

I was thinking I should tidy up the raised beds at the Wind Plaza - that seating area in the Sedum Garden. It was on my list for the past few weeks but I didn't get around to it. Those beds are supposed to be dedicated to the sedums that are not part of the display on the ground but a few passengers have arrived over the past year or two .... 

Think I might leave it alone - what do you think?

Jacinta D Jacinta D 19 June 2017 07:20:18

Why fix what's NOT broken, Hazel. Those raised beds look perfect for reducing any wind chill effect that might be there if the plants were changed. It's a lovely snug little area.

fran m fran m 19 June 2017 07:23:48

If it ain't broken......... ;)

LindaB LindaB 19 June 2017 08:48:02

Love it Hazel!  Keeper!

Fleurette Fleurette 19 June 2017 09:26:36

But...... campanula porskarskyana is a runner, isn't it.  It requires a lot of dedication to restrict to those clumps. And when its over, no more blue!  Irs just gently empjre building.  

Perhaps, it's not that campanula!  

JoanG JoanG 19 June 2017 22:35:59

Well, I'd keep it.  The plant combination looks great and the campanulas even match the furniture! What more could you ask for? 

Scrubber Scrubber 19 June 2017 22:49:57

Im all for happy accidents. Gardener proposes Mother Nature disposes!..and often does a better job. Corner looks brilliant!

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 20 June 2017 08:45:02

Thanks for all the lovely comments.

Fleurette I just ruthlessly chop when it first ushes flowering and the resulting green mounds still provide great ground cover. I dug out all I could find in those beds several times but it just does its own thing anyway ??

Fleurette Fleurette 20 June 2017 09:29:08

Yes, indeed, Hazel.  Perhaps this evening, if I still have the energy, and have taken a picture, I will put up a picture of my "Blue Waterfall".

Lozzer Lozzer 22 June 2017 14:15:25

What a fantastic picture!!! it's perfect, change nothing! especially when the garden furniture set is purple! Enjoy :-)

Album problem

19 June 2017 01:44:41

Is anyone else having problems with loading albums? I can create an album but I can's add photos to it!

fran m fran m 19 June 2017 07:20:37

Hazel, somebody asked the same question recently. I had issues posting photos in a journal the other day.

Jackie Jackie 19 June 2017 23:44:00

I emailed Gerry and I've just put up a journal with his response!! 

Rockvale Rocks!!!

13 June 2017 20:41:27

Well last Sunday wasn't exactly the best of days - Four seasons in one day just about describes it. I had it in mind to go to Terri and Alan's Open Day and when I saw the weather I almost changed my mind - but then what better way to pass a wet Sunday than visiting friends?

And was I glad I did! 

This garden in the heart of the Burren is a minor miracle and is a real testament to the hard work and artistic flair of these two people. Having Burren limestone only a few feet below the soil  and sometimes even less has not deterred them in the least! Making a virtue of necessity they have incorporated a beautiful wildflower meadow where the native orchids are increasing every year.

Add to that borders crammed with colourful herbaceous plants interspersed with shrubs and the delights go on and on. There is a wonderful new border where the recent excavations have been restored which is aglow with poppies and has lots of delights still to come. The polytunnel and raised beds are very productive and behind them is Terri's new potting shed - see the photo! cleverly adapted by Alan to be a bright and useful addition to the garden.

The hospitality from the CF and Seedsavers who were the chosen charities was warm and welcoming with lots of tea and cakes to comfort when we had to escape indoors from the showers.

I'll put up a small album which I hope captures in a small way the dramatic maturing of this garden - and I want to say a big thank you to Alan and Terri for making me feel at home - and thanks for the plants too!

P.S, Having problems loading album - will try again later

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 13 June 2017 21:18:53

Hazel, looking forward to seeing the album, but the Burren has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is one of my favourite places to visit. Michele looks very comfortable in her new potting shed and I am sure she will have many hours of enjoyment.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 14 June 2017 04:31:12

Ah, would you look at the Queen of the Castle herself. Sounds like a great way to spend a wet day, Hazel. Waiting with anticipation for the album.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 14 June 2017 08:30:09

Looks like I'll have to wait till I'm at my own computer to put up the all I'm. It doesn't like my phone or  my new "convertible"  notebook/ tablet.

Sorry for the delay!

Dick Dick 14 June 2017 11:22:27

What a remarkable place the Burren is. I heard it said about Oliver Cromwell who said that it hasn't enough wood to hang a man, not enough water to drown him and not enough soil to bury him.

Paths, paths and more paths!

04 June 2017 01:27:17

I have a lot of paths in my garden. I constantly create new paths. What I don't think about is how are the paths to be maintained!

I have my first group of visitors coming on Wednesday and I'm nowhere near ready for them! I've spent the past two days raking and clearing paths and I've only tackled the ones in the rear garden!

However, I'm so happy to have achieved that much and there are still a couple of days till the visitors arrive!

But I do like the look o a freshly weeded path!

Jackie Jackie 04 June 2017 08:41:03

Well I don't see anything wrong with your path!!  It's looking good. I'm sure Wednesday will be a great success. Enjoy! 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 04 June 2017 09:09:27

The path is looking pristine. Enjoy your garden group visit.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 04 June 2017 12:00:33

Ha Ha Mary! I wish the rest were done :-)

Jacinta D Jacinta D 04 June 2017 17:56:59

That looks great, Hazel. The very best for Wednesday.

Jemo Jemo 04 June 2017 19:57:59

..I like pebble it blends well with its surroundings...well done


Keego Keego 04 June 2017 21:10:37

Paths look lovely Hazel best of luck with the visitors if they are real gardeners they will not notice a few weeds


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 04 June 2017 23:27:37

Ah Mary - that's one of the "finished" paths! My visitors should at least be able to get through the Jungle to see the plants! Last group that came one of the ladies got separated from the group and suddenly reappeared bounding THROUGH one of the borders!!!!

TerriShoos TerriShoos 06 June 2017 16:44:50

Give them enough tea and cake and they won't notice a weed or two - we tell them it's a wildlife garden and any weeds they see are intentional!


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