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Jemo's Garden

16 July 2017 23:46:03

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I made the trip to Jemo's garden today - and what a day it was! I have often wondered what Brian (Jemo) 's garden would be like. From various conversations I knew it was a mature garden - and that he liked planting the vegetables the hard way with lots of digging - and that he had a pond. More than that I couldn't picture so arriving at his lovely garden I was absolutely delighted!The first impression on this lovely sunny Sunday was of lovely mature trees, well-manicured lawns and a profusion of plants living happily round the trees. As the afternoon wore on more and more Garden.ie friends appeared - it was a real "gathering". As we strolled around the garden examining Brian's many clever planting arrangements we renewed acquaintance with friends not seen since the January get-together so there was lots of chat, lots of hugs, and our very own "official photographer" snapping everyone as they arrived! 

I particularly liked the unusual Clematis that Brian has in his garden and I am very jealous of his magnificent "Princess Diana"!!!!! I got great tips on how to grow climbers up into the trees - and while my trees are only babies compared to his lovely mature ones I amd tempted to give it a go anyway!

I also loved how there are nooks waiting to be explored all round the garden, without losing the spacious feel of all those manicured lawns! Brian assured me he loves mowing his lawns and they certainly show his care and attention! 

Down at the Pond the house is almost hidden from view - the water-lilies are flowering and the Angel's Fishing-Rods at the pool side were dramatic! A lovely double Geranium was flowering away and I ignored Brian's comments about it being a bit floppy - it looked delightful to me!

After we had had ample opportunity to explore the garden Maria called us in for tea and a veritable feast of goodies - and i think we did justice to her efforts!

I know the site is only back after its recent problems but I'm going to try and load an album too!

Thank you Biran and Maria - the hosts with the most - for giving me the chance to catch up with so many of my gardening friends in your truly delightful garden!

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fran m fran m 17 July 2017 07:56:33

Fantastic journal on a garden I'd love to see. I was thinking of going but as soon as I saw the weather I stayed home as I'm not able to deal with been out in hot weather just now.

I do have a VIP invite though!!! LOL

Delighted it was such a good day for all concerned ;)

LindaB LindaB 17 July 2017 10:54:27

Such a wonderful description Hazel, delighted you all had such a great afternoon.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 17 July 2017 12:22:16

Did not know that Brian's garden was open yesterday, but your journal Hazel has given us a flavour of all the treasures in his garden. 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 17 July 2017 14:25:08

Still can't upload photos and can't edit journal to let people know!

Jackie Jackie 17 July 2017 15:53:50

Hazel you described Brian's garden perfectly. It really is how you say. I too made the rather 'short' trip, (it's rare they are so close lol) to Brian's and met lots of great friends I hadn't seen for ages. 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 18 July 2017 00:03:56

Yay! Got the photos to load!!!!

Mary B Mary B 18 July 2017 11:05:31

Wonderful journal Hazel, thank you. Brian's garden looks so beautiful.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 18 July 2017 13:05:16

Fantastic album, Hazel and thanks for uploading the photos. Anyone know what the little cream clematis is in two of the photos? I seem not to be getting notifications since the site has been closed down. Anyone else haveing this problem?

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 18 July 2017 13:11:40

Notifications are back.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 18 July 2017 14:08:58

Just looked it up - the Cowslip Clematis is Clematis Rhederiana.


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 19 July 2017 06:37:51

Thanks for the name of the clematis, Hazel.

Jemo Jemo 25 July 2017 19:35:20

Hazel my apologies for not replying to your comments on my garden till now...when i start my auctioneering business i will employ you to describe the properties , you can really embelish the scene!...thanks again.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 25 July 2017 22:57:36

No problem, Brian! It was a delightful visit!


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