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Rachel's Journal

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Bay Garden, Camolin

21 June 2009 21:19:07
Bay Garden, Camolin

Bay Garden, Camolin

The morning was spent planting out. I finished planting up the border around where the stone circle will go so, in the afternoon, I decided to treat myself to a visit to the Bay Garden in Camolin.

I visit the Bay Garden every year and it never disappoints. It has so many different sections and different planting ideas that I always come away excited. At this time of year the primulas feature strongly but this year I noticed the most effective use of aeonium zwartkop in several places.

I brought two of my sons. They seemed to enjoy themselves, as you can see from the photos. Afterwards they had to be treated to tea and home made biscuits as this was the agreed pay-off for their company. Everyone has their price!

I, of course, had to treat myself to an aeonium zwartkop and I am delighted with this new purchase. I was also really excited by some of the red/black border planting but had difficulty in naming all the plants. In this picture, it looks like ricinus, astrantia, heuchera flowers and maybe wallflowers?? Maybe someone else would like to offer their opinion?

By the time I got home I was invigorated so did some more planting out. Amazingly, I'm finally finding homes for all this year's seedlings.


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Joybells Joybells 21 June 2009 21:36:57

The photos are lovely Rachel, this is just up the road from me and have passed it so many times...been meaning to make a visit...definately will now...looks great.


MichaelC MichaelC 21 June 2009 21:54:59

Rachel, your photos of The Bay Garden look great. Seems like a garden well worth a visit. How far is it from Dublin?


J.D. J.D. 21 June 2009 22:53:32

Looks like you all enjoyed yourselves today. Pictures are great.


Rachel Rachel 22 June 2009 00:43:20

It's just 10 minutes beyond Gorey, Michael. Although a distance from Dublin, the joy is that it is a straight run on the N11 - the garden is even on the N11 so you wouldn't get lost.


HeadGardener HeadGardener 22 June 2009 08:16:28

Rachel the Bay garden is next on my garden visit hitlist (must look at the photos now)


MichaelC MichaelC 22 June 2009 10:57:11

Thanks for that Rachel, by the way did you get my note about the geraniums?


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