13 September 2009 09:13:38
Fore Nursery and view of Fore Abbey
How about this for a nursery location - overlooking the historic Fore Abbey which was founded in the year 630 by St. Feichan. Among the interesting things about Fore are the 7 Wonders of Fore which are :The monastery built on a bog, the mill without a race, the water that flows uphill, the tree that won't burn, the water that won't boil, the anchorite in a stone and the lintel-stone raised by St. Feichin's Prayers.
The nursery is a small operation and some of the older stock is missing lables but there are plenty of interesting plants and they grow fruit and veg to sell on fridays at the Square in Castlepollard and in Ashbourne on another day I think. I picked up a few heathers for window boxes - including some St Dabeoc's heath (with the urn shaped flowers much bigger than the normal heathers) in white and pink, an Eryngium umbelliferum which I am already picturing in my seaside garden! Also some dark leaved Dahlias - one a pink one I think is a Bishop- must be Rita's influence, and an orange Helenium for a nice bit of colour. There was also a purple Eucomis and pink Alstromeria I had to leave behind as I had to save some cash for Kilquade today. Speaking of which it's time to get a move on!