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A few shots

14 July 2017 09:32:34

We have had some nice days, here are a few pics.  First year to have a flowering Hydrangea Annabelle and love it!!!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 14 July 2017 10:08:34

Hydrangea 'Annabelle' is my favourite hydrangea, love the delicate flowers and the way the colour changes from a cream into glistening white. Your garden is starting to fill up and you have achieved so much in such little time.

Mary B Mary B 14 July 2017 11:33:51

I am not a fan of hydrangea generally, but I would make an exception for Annabelle, beautiful!

LindaB LindaB 14 July 2017 11:52:45

Thanks yes Annabelle is one of my favourites too.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 14 July 2017 14:02:10

That's beautiful. I have yet to see a Hydrangea that I don't like.

Jackie Jackie 14 July 2017 19:35:38

That is a gorgeous Hydrangea, I too am not a lover of them, but this one and H. Vanilla Fraise are the two I really like! Your garden is taking shape Linda and looking really good!

Michele Maria Michele Maria 19 July 2017 10:28:23

That one is beautiful. I LOVE hydrangea.  The cold wind and late frost here means they don't do well for me. 

Hydrangea aspera 'Bellevue"

30 June 2017 10:00:16

I bought this Hydrangea a couple of months ago because I fell in love with the soft cuddly leaves!! Yes madness I know! I love the colour of the leaves too.  I was not expecting flowers this year as it is quite a small young plant but two flower buds have appeared. I think it is more valued for its big leaves than the flowers. Time will tell.

sallysarah sallysarah 30 June 2017 10:04:55

I like your 'cuddly'  Description!!   Haven't seen this hydrangea.   must google it.


Jacinta D Jacinta D 30 June 2017 12:20:02

Now THAT'S very unusual. I can see why you were attracted to it.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 30 June 2017 18:55:22

They make a fine big hydrangea.

accsean accsean 30 June 2017 23:22:09

You have a smashing Hydrangea there, Linda. I grow H.aspera macrophylla and am very fond of it.

Moya Moya 30 June 2017 23:22:43

I love Hydrangea aspera. I have two (not Bellevue) and one, which is quite big,  has suffered some dieback after I pruned it. I am planning to do a journal on it to get some advice.

This plant is lovely and usually trouble free and I wish you well with yours.

Keego Keego 01 July 2017 00:25:41

LIke the look of that one Linda I have one aspera type which i have struggled to keep alive but it seems to be getting its act together this year. Good luck with this keep us posted

Keego Keego 01 July 2017 00:25:42

LIke the look of that one Linda I have one aspera type which i have struggled to keep alive but it seems to be getting its act together this year. Good luck with this keep us posted

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 01 July 2017 09:56:36

Moya, Hydrangea aspera villosa are only lightly pruned, taking off the old flower heads and the any dead or weak little branches. I have had dieback on some of the mop head hydranges this year and we have had no frost and was wondering if it was from the dry winter. I did cut them hard back and they have recovered, but I will get no flowers.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 01 July 2017 10:04:01

That's weird, Mary. Your above comment has been posted at 09.56.36. It's only 09.04!  Another glitch!!!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 01 July 2017 10:05:07

The day has been cut by a whole hour. Better get dressed and out. LOL

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 01 July 2017 10:24:44

9.25 on iPad. What the hell is happening.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 01 July 2017 10:26:29

10.15 the time on the comment on your last journal. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 01 July 2017 11:11:22

Crazy Gremlins on-site.

Moya Moya 03 July 2017 00:54:26

Whatever the time of posting (LOL) thanks for the advice Mary. I probably got a bit carried away with the pruning. It is a great shrub and has been thriving here until now. It had even layered itself and I was planning to dig this bit up for a friend. I wouldn't mind but I am usually a very light pruner!!

I cut off the dead parts and sealed the cuts with Vaseline on Friday and I hope it continues to thrive despite the losses.

LindaB LindaB 03 July 2017 16:58:40

Thanks for all the advice, my idea is that where I have planted it I can let it get a good size.

Geum Mai Tai

27 June 2017 12:38:35

I bought this lovely Geum at the Mount Congreve plant fair last month €4 and just love it!!! Geums give such long lasting colour! 

The rain was badly needed last night! 

Have a good day!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 27 June 2017 12:48:08

€4 is a very good price. It's a pretty little thing, but probably not a colour I'd choose.

PeterW PeterW 27 June 2017 13:37:35

Absolute bargain, very nice flower and they really are a terrifice plant for long flowering

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 27 June 2017 14:46:59

I grow it and I love it. Bargin price, paid a lot more at Bloom a few years ago.

fran m fran m 27 June 2017 15:25:36


DeclanfromTipp DeclanfromTipp 27 June 2017 19:08:06

Add Mrs Bradshaw and Lady Strathenam next to start the collection . I love their ability to " exist " 

Jackie Jackie 28 June 2017 00:05:34

Im obsessed with Geums and have lots around the garden. I have this one and what a bargain. I paid at least double at Bloom a couple of years ago. Another fabulous double is G.Cosmopolitan. A real beauty also. Such pretty plants and last for ages too. 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 29 June 2017 18:25:59

oops! I've just remembered that I bought one of them at Fota and I've no idea where I planted it ..... another plant-hunt needed!

A few shots

22 June 2017 10:22:41

I have been very busy using the fine weather to cut the grass! Too much grass!  But also a lot of watering to keep new trees alive! I have to say I do like watering!

I really enjoy the new hour long Gardeners World, makes such a difference.

Enjoy the day!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 22 June 2017 13:20:15

Try loading the photos later, Linda. It worked for me that way the other day.

LindaB LindaB 22 June 2017 13:38:38

Ok will do thanks!

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 22 June 2017 19:38:55

Sometimes if the photos are very high resolution they take forever to load! Good advice from Jacinta.  I remember the great expanses of grass at your garden ..... i hope you like mowing as much as you like watering!

LindaB LindaB 23 June 2017 11:04:52

3rd time lucky!  No Hazel dont like mowing, feels like such a waste time but I do like the look when I am finished!  Need more flower beds and that means a lot more plants and divisions!


Jemo Jemo 23 June 2017 11:30:07

Beautiful Linda...you can sense the heat from the photos!

LindaB LindaB 23 June 2017 13:01:42

Yes Brian they were taken on a very hot day!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 23 June 2017 15:16:52

Beautiful photos, Linda. :)

Fleurette Fleurette 24 June 2017 00:42:50

All looking so well, Linda.  That sisyrinchium is much better than mine !! !  Same variety, but your does look Lovely and fat with lots of flowers on the stem All open at once.  

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 24 June 2017 20:32:48

The garden is filling up and it looks great. It is a nice job watering, one I like especially like to do in the early morning.

A few shots

25 May 2017 10:29:20

The weather is great, enjoy it because it looks like next week our gardens will be well watered!!!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 25 May 2017 11:06:58

Wow, Linda. Your garden is really beginning to look quite established in such a short space of time. Lovely.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 25 May 2017 12:43:40

Linda, your flower borders are filling up and looking great. I love the combination of the orange poppy and the leaves of the Ligularia. You have done so much in such a short time.

LindaB LindaB 25 May 2017 12:56:13

Thanks the growth rate this year has been huge, am pleased with the way the beds are filling out, it is digging new ones that is the problem!

Dick Dick 25 May 2017 19:44:49

Looking god Linda. What is that big red and yellow flower?

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 26 May 2017 00:13:08

Lovely photos, Linda! We don't see half enough of your garden!

LindaB LindaB 26 May 2017 10:48:06

Dick it is a poppy I got in Lidl, not as good as last year but starting to improve now.  Hazel I know!!! Need a three day weekend!

Mary B Mary B 26 May 2017 13:16:21

Lovely borders Linda, are they white delphiniumsin pic 3? So nice.

Michele Maria Michele Maria 26 May 2017 20:24:15

Great garden. That poppy really sings in the sunshine.

JoanG JoanG 26 May 2017 23:40:15

Wow, your garden has really come on Linda, lovely planting. 

Hoeys Hoeys 02 June 2017 08:08:36

wow really great looking garden


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