I began this garden from scratch in May '10. The picture on the right was taken two months later. Not bad going, eh?
My garden experienced a min of -7C during the 2010/11 winter which is very low for here. I lost a lot of plants so my garden will look very different this year. Lets hope we go back to having the mild winters we had gotten so used to.
18 May 2013 18:32:26
All Blarnied up!!!! :-)))
Thanks everyone for such a great day!!
And were we lucky ith the weather or what!?!?!
Time to relax now, but here are some pics from the day:
17 May 2013 21:53:38
Rhodos in bloom
Well I'm all set, and I'm looking forward to seeing you all.
I have a couple more spare plants I can bring if anyone wants them. Both have invassive tendencies, but easy enough to manage.
Those who have said they'll be there...
...and a few guests.
15 May 2013 19:06:00
OK, here you go. I'm afraid these are for Blarney goers only (unless of course you have something you know I'm after ;-) ...and be sure to leave some for others :-P
Polygonatum (not sure which species)
Echium Pininana Seedlings
Geranium Palmatum seedlings
Rubus lineatus seedling
Persicaria sp Kunming
Cordyline Australis seedlings
Crocosmia 'Philipa Browne'
Lilium Asiatic mix
13 May 2013 22:34:17
Blarney Meet this Saturday! :-)))
Hi everyone, I've been very quiet on here lately. Spreading myself a bit too thinly as usual and doing work on my garden in between. But...
..I'm really looking forward to catching up with those who are coming to Blarney on Saturday. It's been a while since I was there and I can't wait to see all the new additions and changes, as well as all the plants that will be in bloom this time of year.
We're very lucky in that our own garden.ie member Blarney Castle, AKA head gardener Adam Whitbourn, will be giving us the tour. The weather is forecast to be nice, but with the the weather being so mixed lately, it'd be best to bring a brolly just in case.
Garden.ie Blarney Gardens Meet-up
Saturday the 18th of May
12 Noon at main entrance
Cafe on site
Plant Swapping Opportunity Afterwards
Some of our members who hope to be there:
BrunoCork, Kindredspirit, Clara, JoanG, Pwiseman, PaulyG, Scrubber, Blarney Castle, HeadGardener, Joann, Elizabeth7, MaryJoe, TheH (Hazel), TerriShoos, and friends.
I have some spare plants to swap which I'll put up for grabs in a Journal tomorrow evening.
02 May 2013 20:37:09
Garden.iers Blarney Gathering-Sat 18th May-12 Noon
Hi everyone! Wow..May has flown-in in no time at all.
So we are all good to go on Saturday the 18th of May, meeting at 12 Noon at the main enterence. Here's hoping all the Rhodos will be in full bloom!!!!
So far, we have lots of definites and a few maybes. I hope I haven't forgotten anyone. Don't forget...If you have spare plants looking for a good home, post them here and bring them along. :-)
Really looking forward to it :-)