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29 June 2012 15:55:37
Looking at the world through Rose Tinted Glasses
This is planted in my WHITE bed. I was delighted when I got it. Rosa Iceberg. Had wanted it for ages. It is blooming now and is a beautiful rose, However either I am looking at it with rose tinted glasses or somebody got their labels mixed up because from my perpspective it definitely looks pink - So no idea what it is :-(
19 June 2012 11:41:12
Philadelphus Coronarius - Mock Orange
Early spring 2011 I planted a tiny little Philadelphus Coronarius in the main bed in the middle of the back garden. It did nothing!!!! I thought it was dead. It is in the middle of the bed as I was hoping it would grow to a decent size- ha! When my sister was up we went looking for it as I wanted her to see if it was worth keeping - we couldn;t even find it amongst the masses of other stuff coming up BUT look what I discovered yesterday!!!! The plant itself is only about 1ft high and 6" of it is covered in flowers.
We had a huge one in the front garden of the house I grew up in "Borodale". I was just mad about it. Everytime I smell it- It just brings me right back. Happy times :-)
I am just DELIGHTED!!!
13 June 2012 10:19:50
Cant find the name.....
This has just started to bloom in the garden. It is such a pretty flower. I can't find the name. It is beside me everytime I get out of my car and is bugging the life out of me - So if you know please tell :-)
29 May 2012 23:37:11
Speaking of Weigela...
as per the cover story in The Irish Garden. This is just a tiny bit of mine. It is 5ft of colour with masses of flowers. I am delighted with it!! The few days of heat that we have had has made things jump out of the ground :-) Just hope we don't regress now!!
By the way, I got an email this morning from Nissan Leaf to say I had won 4 tickets to Bloom. Don't know yet if they are date specified. Hope not, because I want to go on Saturday. The only down side is that I booked 4 tickets online on Sunday night :-(
13 May 2012 10:33:59
Real Cherries - in Kells!!!
I couldn't believe my eyes when I say fruit developing on my Cherry Tree. I thought it would be way too cold for that!!!!
So now I have my cake with a Cherry on top!!! Couldn't be happier :-)