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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Enjoying the Weather

25 March 2011 15:11:26
Chinodoxa luciliae & Arabis

Chinodoxa luciliae & Arabis

I had a nice easy day today.

I potted up some Babiana stricta, Amaryllis belladonna, Ismene and Gypsophila paniculata, but that was it.

Mostly I just lay on the grass and looked at the bumble bees buzzing about the flowers. Not bad for March!

There are more photos in my March album.


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Dick Dick 25 March 2011 15:19:30

Who could not enjoy the weather. Country Marker at 10 and meeting in Tullow at 2. now I am ready at about 3.20 to enjoy the garden. 


HeadGardener HeadGardener 25 March 2011 16:19:12

Rachel I don't believe you... or if you are laying on the grass it's purely due to overall exhaustion!! Can't believe how much there is to do and no excuse for a rest with this great weather.. off to Dublin to the St. Annes show as reward tomorrow :-)


JeaicFC JeaicFC 25 March 2011 16:28:22

amazing, buble bee's in march


Rachel Rachel 25 March 2011 16:49:24

Good for you, Dick.

Can't make St Anne's, Bill, as it's my daughter's birthday. Have fun.

Hello. JeaicFC, my garden is full of fat bumblers. It is early!


ladygardener ladygardener 25 March 2011 17:09:31

Sometimes it's just too hot to work, nice to have a lazy day


Periwinkle Periwinkle 25 March 2011 17:28:28

Good for you Rachel! "A poor life this,if, full of care, we have no time to stand (lie) and stare"!


Myrtle Myrtle 25 March 2011 17:31:48

Bill, whats St Annes show? You deserve a rest Rachel, relax and enjoy all your work.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 25 March 2011 19:26:04

Fabulous photo lovely to see butterflies and bumble bees flitting about from plant to plant.


fran m fran m 25 March 2011 20:14:47

A day to be enjoyed, Rachel.


Hosta Hosta 25 March 2011 20:18:08

Perfect weather to enjoy the garden and its many little 'visitors'.


feverfew feverfew 25 March 2011 21:07:14

lovely pics. spring is a great time in the garden, full of colour and promise.


Lìga Lìga 26 March 2011 11:03:43

Great picture!

  I repoted my Amarillys belladonna in deeper pot,plastic for now,will repot in clay pot,where i have daffodils now,that is deep and not wide.


andyf7 andyf7 27 March 2011 23:45:17

thats what this time of year is all about, what a fantastic pic, im a bee and butterfly fanatic so that pic really floats my boat.


Rachel Rachel 27 March 2011 23:51:17

Thanks for the comments, everyone.

Hope you enjoyed St Anne's, Bill.

Glad I found your niche, Mark.

I planted my Amaryllis belladonna in heavy earthenware pots, Liga. They had better be frost hardy because they can't come indoors in winter now!


HeadGardener HeadGardener 28 March 2011 00:48:54

well enjoy might be stretching it I forgot my coat sun splitting the trees in wexford cold and overcast in dublin 8 degrees.. needless to say we got a few plants alright Rachel just have'nt gotten to put a jornal up about them.


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