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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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End To A Perfect Day.

12 June 2011 00:06:05
End to a perfect day

End to a perfect day

What an experience and I'm not talking about the trip to Bill and Gabriel's wonderful garden but the experience of being in this bit of heaven. The trip there across the midlands to Stradbally and onwards provided some lovely scenery but the from Bunclody it just got better and better with the mountains and the trees all around. The setting for the house and garden is fabulous surrounded by trees I tagged into the end of the garden tour just a pity I hadn't made it earlier to catch the whole tour. I love the way the garden wraps around the house with such a  selection of plants and colours, the terracing leaving plants at eye level what an experience drinking coffee in the kitchen looking out at a perfect picture. Left for home 5:30pm and even with about a half hour stop arrived home just after 9pm. Finished off this perfect day watering pots taking photos of the sunset and sky. Will post up photos later of the day, showed Johnny the photos and he was very impressed. Bill and Gabriel thank you for your wonderful hospitality and opening your garden which has given me food for thought on plants and features I'd love here. The other aspect of this perfect day was meeting other garden friends both new and old and of course the swapping of plants that travelled home to Monaghan and for Keego in Cavan. 


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Rachel Rachel 12 June 2011 00:27:53

It was lovely to actually get to exchange a few words with you this time, Geraldine. A great journal.


Jacinta Jacinta 12 June 2011 05:55:26

Gosh, Geraldine, it was a long day for you but so worth it. Geat to see you again. ANd thanks for giving me some 'snow in summer' (as if we didn't have enough during the winter)!  :)


fran m fran m 12 June 2011 07:52:00

Well said Geraldine


ladygardener ladygardener 12 June 2011 08:59:00

Very nice to get to meet you yesterday Geraldine


Drumanagh Drumanagh 12 June 2011 10:08:33

Well said Geraldine. And thanks for being a plant 'go-between'! Would love to see your garden sometime too!


HeadGardener HeadGardener 12 June 2011 11:30:21

Geraldine it was so great you could make it.. and what a journey to take on sorry should have given you a personal guided tour.. next time


Scrubber Scrubber 12 June 2011 17:58:27

Was so delighted to actually meet the Cloncaw who had encouraged me from day one of joining. Especially as i thought you would not be making the journey. Hope you are not too exhausted today!


Clara Clara 12 June 2011 22:28:01

Lovely journal,  hope you are rested now.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 13 June 2011 00:08:52

Was back to the grinstone today as I needed to do some housework as my sister was arriving this afternoon just for one night. Had to teach Pony Club at 10:30 as well so no time to rest must have been very wicked sometime. Really doesn't worry me to drive but living out in the sticks I'm used to it and the roads are well improved and I had no kids annoying my head asking" Are we there yet?"Was well worth the trip to visit the garden and meet so many garden.ie friends new and old if only briefly.  Bill hopefully I'll make it back to see the secret garden and see how everything has evolved, I enjoyed just wandering around on my own it was such a great day off.


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