Visit to Elizabeth's Garden
10 February 2012 18:48:23
This is a last year's picture/ will try for same tomorrow
I dont think I qualify!Its been so long since I was out in my own garden to be a bona fide member of Garden.ie! Had that nasty throat. Then Anna and I went to Cork for a short break. Then back and final dentist's visit Hurrah! (And another hit and run, on Glanbia. Anne there are Hostas out there for 2 Euro if you ask! Patriot and another greyish one.) But thats the last of the old stock. I even picked two pyracantha out of a rubbish bin! Finally home today.
HOWANDEVER!!!! Even if I was not in my own garden I had the great joy of visiting (albeit briefly) Elizabeth's! And that folks was the highlight of my Cork break. There are gardens you admire, there are gardens that daunt you and then there are Gardens you love and this was one of them! Even though it was February all the flowers bloomed for me as Elizabeth and Meg showed me round and explained what comes where in Summer etc. Lovely inviting paths and the stile and the magnificent Bird sculpture and the viewing platform with a view to die for. I could see it all baked in summer sun and sipping our lemonade and looking down on the blue border and over towards the red....Maisie tolerated me quite benignly. Now there's a cat!
I loved the feel of this garden and felt one could be blissfully unaware of Greek Debt and Current Bail outs and all that tosh, working away quietly here in communion with place and nature and reality. ELIZABET TAKE A BOW! I am so proud that my snowdrops will be part of that lovely and well loved garden from now on.
Now Im home and have all the stuff from my Glanbia raids to put in and I must get some photos of the snowdrops before the first flush goes over...