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Bizzybee's Journal

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New Discovery

03 May 2010 09:30:13

I've just discovered that a tree which was in all its blooming glory in my garden last week  is an Amelanchier - I'd coveted this having seen Brenmar's fantastic specimen in their album not realising I actually had one.  It had flowered last year but I thought it was a flowering cherry!  I'd bought 2 small bareroot ones last autumn but they're still in their pots because I was reluctant to chance planting them thinking they wouldnt survive in the conditions I have here.  Must be a really toughy.  Unfortunately I'm having trouble uploading photos - I've a new computer and the operating system is making it impossible to do anything online.

Can I take this opportunity to thank all who've encouraged me to add a journal entry - a special thanks to Liga - I may not always add a comment but I enjoy reading about what everyone is saying and doing - such energy and enthusiasm is incredible  

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HeadGardener HeadGardener 03 May 2010 09:37:58

Welcome back, Bee's have a long winter Hibernation don't they, saw your entry about the willow and wet site, there are so many plants you can plant on wet soil Bee so dont worry even on a wet site there loads of plants for the job. I'll let you know when I'm having people round the next time so you can pop up and discuss it.

Bizzybee Bizzybee 03 May 2010 10:00:59

Thanks, Bill.  I'm dying to see the willow work.  I visited a garden in Clare last year where they'd done some willow tunnels.  Must root out the photos and post them.

fran m fran m 03 May 2010 11:24:49

Great find Bizzybee.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 03 May 2010 18:51:59

Welcome back, Bea. :)

Cloncaw Cloncaw 03 May 2010 19:03:17

Brilliant to discover your wish has come true- Are you sure you Had it last year or did the fairies bring it?

BRENMAR BRENMAR 03 May 2010 19:17:15

Great to hear from you again Bea and delighted you now have your own lovely amelanchier.

Bizzybee Bizzybee 03 May 2010 19:43:09

Certainly something magical happening in that part of the garden, Cloncaw- it's the most neglected area and yet the shrubs  I'd expected to lose are doing great e.g. wedding cake tree (cornus contraversa variegata or somethin') and acer negundo "Flamingo" (again, or somethin')  

Clara Clara 03 May 2010 21:22:46

Nice you are back and welcome,  and you are having a bit of luck in the garden,

Lìga Lìga 03 May 2010 23:30:13

Then atlast:))Welcome back Bea!!!I hope you will sort out problems with computer soon,and you will uploud some pictures too!!!

AitAlainn AitAlainn 04 May 2010 00:24:20

Bizzybee - where in Clare was the garden you visited??

Bizzybee Bizzybee 04 May 2010 08:40:31

Just outside Kilrush - Vandeleur gardens - they've a wonderful walled garden where they can grow tender shrubs & trees.  Mind you, I don't know how they fared over the winter!!

Bizzybee Bizzybee 04 May 2010 08:52:32

Thanks, Liga.  I'm going to get my old laptop out and try uploading some photos from it - I've been having problems with the power lead.  The battery won't charge and the power keeps knocking off.  It's why I bought a new one!  But I'll give it a go.

Kate & Graham Kate & Graham 04 May 2010 10:51:44

Lovely pics of Vandeleur gardens, I keep meaning to go to see them every time I go home to Clare to visit my parents but I never get around to it.I will make sure I go this summer...... 

Bizzybee Bizzybee 04 May 2010 11:46:17

I can't believe the photos have been viewed, already.  I've only just finished uploading them - I've been at it for the last 2 hours!

Bizzybee Bizzybee 04 May 2010 11:50:00

Ooooh lucky you, Kate & Graham, having somewhere to stay in Clare - such a beautiful county.  You really must visit the Gardens - they're well worth going to see.

HeadGardener HeadGardener 04 May 2010 13:57:36

That garden looks lovely Bee.. and I hope our willow will turn out as nice as the oness you saw.

Bizzybee Bizzybee 04 May 2010 20:34:33

I think what you've done will leave them in the shade!!!

Myrtle Myrtle 04 May 2010 20:36:13

Just looked at your photos, you have lovely garden, it looked so well cared for!

Drumanagh Drumanagh 05 May 2010 10:28:59

Gorgeous photos from Vandeleur gardens. I love the willow scuptures and the pleached tree walk. Thanks for putting them up, will have to schedule a visit there sometime.

AitAlainn AitAlainn 06 May 2010 23:51:09

The Vandeleur Gardens are very near me - they have an Open Day there on Sunday - hoping to go!

BizzyBee - we have a holiday house so don't ever be stuck for somewhere to stay if visiting West Clare again!

HeadGardener HeadGardener 07 May 2010 07:41:45

I'm down for the JP McManus pro am golf in July if I stay over I might try and see if I can get over and see it.

Lìga Lìga 10 May 2010 18:02:18

Beautiful colours in your garden,forget-me not look so good,have to sow them atlast.

Bizzybee Bizzybee 15 May 2010 08:51:15

Myrtle - I only photograph the best bits.  You should see the rest.  But it's a new garden so I'm happy with the way it's progressing.  I have to remind myself sometimes that it's only two years in the making and Rome wasn't built in a day!

AitAlainn - appreciate the offer, thanks.

Bill - you really should if you can - they're not too big so not too time-consuming if you're pressed for time - the willow-work looks much better close-up- I was never good with a camera so the pics don't show it well.

Liga - they are so easy - once you sow them you'll have them forever!  What's in my garden came from a seedling I discovered when I planted a shrub I'd brought from my garden in Dublin - a seed had obviously been lurking in the pot.  I now have a blue cloud throughout the garden.  I watch out for seedlings and move them into place  and leave them to get on with it! 


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