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22 February Flowers

21 February 2018 13:27:07

Not so many flowers yet, despite Spring beginning to dawn.

Hopefully, if you cut and paste the link below, it will take you to My Drive where you can see the other flowers today


Dick Dick 21 February 2018 14:48:34

Lovely photos, Elizabeth

Dick Dick 21 February 2018 14:48:35

Lovely photos, Elizabeth

Jackie Jackie 21 February 2018 18:17:40

Fabulous array of flowers Elizabeth and so much colour going on in your garden. Your Muscari are out already and look great. I bought some last week in Johnstown and they are white, so really looking forward to seeing them in flower! Thank you so much for sharing them!

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 21 February 2018 23:42:12

Great photos Sis! I'll send you the instruction how to make that link work by email :-)

Two men looked out ....

05 February 2018 15:50:36

Two men looked out from prison bars

One saw mud, the other stars.

I was reminded of this little rhyme that my mother often quoted when I read the great comments people made to Peter's Hellebore posting.

What lovely people we are, so supportive when someone is a bit down, perhaps a bit disillusioned.

But some other wise person told me that to be 'disillusioned' was a wonderful place to be as it meant that I wasn't codding myself with illusions any more.

I actually think Garden.ie is a great site, despite all the negative comments. Yes I can't put up albums in the easy way we used to be able to do, but we can still put up three pictures at a time - we could work around by adding pictures with comments, as some people have done. and we can even do an album following Hazel's directions a while back !

And yes, sometimes the pictures aren't the right way up - but is there a possibility that this problem might originate with a person holding the phone camera upside down? I used to do that myself - and another thing I used to do with the camera, not phone, was to turn it sideways to give a portrait view - that's another way the original pictures didn't look right.

But for me, while I really do love the pictures, what I enjoy most is the personal comments that people make - where else is there such a combination of friendliness, information, advice, and good-natured banter? Please, please, please reconsider if you are thinking of leaving the site - the technicalities are a minute part of what happens here - lets look up at the stars

PS and do make a posting, even a short one 


Liztai Liztai 05 February 2018 15:57:29

Actually, one thing the technical people could look at that might be of help would be if they put something where we enter the photos so that the size of the photos was reduced. I know my images don't need to be such high res, but I don't have anything to reduce the size.

Joann Joann 05 February 2018 16:54:32

Well put Elizabeth, though I dont blame people for moving away from this site. I agree it is a great site in some ways, but it does badly need to be updated to move with the times and make it more user friendly. 

Jackie Jackie 05 February 2018 18:19:57

Very well written Elizabeth. 

Personally no matter what way I took photos I was able to put them up on the site no problem, but software is moving on and unfortunately the site hasnt. This was a site that was set up back in a day when it was just simple to put up photos etc. Nowadays with smartphones and laptops the software here hasnt been updated and its these issues that are causing the problems with posting photos and albums. I will continue to come here for as long as its here and try as much as possible to upload photos. I suppose for me its just the waiting to see if anyone is even interested in fixing the site now that annoys me the most!

Dick Dick 05 February 2018 20:43:37

Elizabeth, I  will continue to use garden.ie. I use facebook for other purposes but garden.ie for the gardening.

Time Lapse

04 February 2018 16:44:18

We think we are great observers of what's happeing in the garden - but we surely miss a lot.

Cut and paste this link, and enjoy.


Happy Spring-time everyone

Fleurette Fleurette 04 February 2018 22:15:10

You are teasing us, Elizabeth!  And yet I see some plants well advanced and others so far behind.  A Japanese azalea is proudly presenting some open flowers.  My first TULIP is open: a stubby short red one.  The 1st daffodils of the year for me are along my husband‘s grave, the little ”wild” one.  

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 05 February 2018 00:56:01

Thank you! A wonderful way to spend four minutes!!!!

Jackie Jackie 05 February 2018 07:11:27

Wow Elizabeth that was just fantastic. All those flowers opening was mesmerising and so beautiful. Nature sure is fascinating. Thank you

Joann Joann 05 February 2018 17:02:30

Beautiful, amazing, Mother Nature in full speed


Apropos the damp weather

22 January 2018 11:44:18

According to Weather.com the average January rainfall for Old Bawn Tallaght is 58.58mm. The total rainfall to date (Jan 22) is now 90.4mm. Where's it all coming from? 45.8mm fell in the last seven days - not to mention the wind-chill cold!

DecfromTipp DecfromTipp 22 January 2018 17:44:41

It’s not just Dublin I assure you !

Jacinta D Jacinta D 22 January 2018 21:30:48

At least the temperatures were up quite a bit today.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 23 January 2018 09:49:51

It was dreadful rain over the weekend, Elizabeth. Beautiful spring day yesterday and back again to the rain today.

Johnstown Thanks

13 January 2018 17:05:18

Just a quick thanks to Hazel and her team who organized a truly lovely day for us at Johnstown - and thanks also to Johnstown manager and staff who made us feel so welcome.

You can see in the image, that I got my fill of 'retail therapy', and now have to find mild enough weather to plant us my new treasures which include  Salvia Hot Lips (from Joann), as will as Saracocca ruscifolia and it's new pot. Concealed in the Johnstown bags are some Irish primroses. Sad to say, I got the news that these primroses are currently going out of production, so I hope the ones I got survive as I'm now classing them as 'precious'.

Great meeting you all



Jacinta D Jacinta D 13 January 2018 17:22:03

Delighted you had a great time, Elizabeth. Hopefully the weather will improve lots so you can get them all planted.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 13 January 2018 17:23:19

Lovely to met up with you today! Elizabeth. You will enjoy the scent from the Sarcacocca over the next few months. Johnstown had a nice selection of plants today.

Myrtle Myrtle 13 January 2018 17:31:24

Nice to see you again Eluabeth, and many thanks indeed to Hazel for all her work and her 'little helpers'. I was a lovely relaxed and enjoyable day, renewing friendships and meeting a couple of new friends. 

Joann Joann 13 January 2018 18:42:28

Lovely chatting to you Elizabrth and thanks for the Bergenia Apple Blossom!!

Dick Dick 13 January 2018 19:45:22

Good that you enjoyed the day. Once more , I failed to make it. However as Mary and Paddy might say: Beidh eile ag an bPaorach.

JoanG JoanG 13 January 2018 20:10:44

Lovely to see you again Elizabeth and happy planting. 

Liztai Liztai 13 January 2018 20:17:16

Thanks to everyone for your comments - yes indeed, the meeting up with friends and making new friends is surely the best part of this event.

Agus a Dick, nil ach smidereen Gaelge agam - miniu dom :

"Beidh eile ag an bPaorach".

There will be something else at the ??? Cad e an "bPaorach"?


Periwinkle Periwinkle 13 January 2018 20:25:13

Was lovely to see you again, Elizabeth and looking very well. I was glad to see everyone again as I missed last year. Has stirred the longing to get back to gardening.!

Lìga Lìga 13 January 2018 20:36:26

Hi Elizabeth! It was really nice to see you again!Now we all must meet in May,when days be warmer :) 

Scrubber Scrubber 13 January 2018 21:20:44

It means Power (the name of a person) will have another day. In other words he'll have a second chance! Id say its a Waterford saying as the Powers are very strong down there. Lovely meeting up again Elizabeth. Loved the colour scheme, such a dynamic red!

Scrubber Scrubber 13 January 2018 21:20:45

It means Power (the name of a person) will have another day. In other words he'll have a second chance! Id say its a Waterford saying as the Powers are very strong down there. Lovely meeting up again Elizabeth. Loved the colour scheme, such a dynamic red!

Liztai Liztai 13 January 2018 22:02:22

Gurbh maith agat, a Scrubber.

Wow, is there no end to the advantages of knocking around with you lot - not only has my gardening improved, but I've a chance to use the "cupla focal". Thanks again

Jackie Jackie 14 January 2018 18:22:23

Great to meet you again Elizabeth yesterday. It was a great day but gone in a blink! Maybe we will see you at another gathering real soon!

Moya Moya 15 January 2018 00:59:53

Great to meet again Elizabeth and deep gratitude to your sister Hazel for making it happen.


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