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I promised to put up some pictures

17 March 2017 21:16:01

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And if I can manage it ill do an album but these few are to explain my previous journal-the levelling beside  Katie's path. Have an amount of plants to get in-maybe tomorrow-two very nice  (cheap) small conifers, three hebes, a heather, alstromerias and loads ofmichaelmas daisies (again very cheap-looked very shook but all now revealing green shoots, oh and two Nandinas that need a bit of cosseting, The magnolia soulangea seems in bloom very early. Hope frosts dont come,

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 17 March 2017 21:21:12

Is that third photo a member of the Lysichiton family?

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 17 March 2017 21:29:17

I think so Jacinta. Peter, you never told us about that. Very choice plant.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 17 March 2017 22:12:14

Peter, lovely album. I love the combination of the Pittosporum and the white daffodils. I also see you have Lysichiton americanus. How did the Lily of the Valley do for you? I have just noticed ours is starting into growth.

Scrubber Scrubber 17 March 2017 23:10:18

Yes Jacinta its Lysichiton camschatcense ok I had to look up the spelling! Ive had four plants for about thirty years. I think I have lost one. Every year i wait hopefully. They dont spread at all but the yellow one-much bigger doesnt spread either here. I think in Kerry it can be a problem? Glad you like the album mary. It probably wasnt ever out when ye were visiting. If the americanus were out you'd surely have smelled it! Not called skunk cabbage for nothing!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 17 March 2017 23:19:29

The yellow one seeds with us, could see it being a problem. I agree Peter about the smell. Paddy use to think that there was something wrong with the septic tank when it flowered.

Scrubber Scrubber 17 March 2017 23:22:12

I could understand that Mary. Of course our drains would be different!!!!!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 17 March 2017 23:38:52

Very, very different, Peter.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 18 March 2017 01:27:59

Classic view of the Scrub is definitely my favourite picture from your album!

Jackie Jackie 18 March 2017 08:25:57

Wow Peter what a great album. My goodness that bog is very boggy. Will that dry out completely?  You have such great views of this fantastic garden and the photos really do show it off. Gorgeous. 

Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 18 March 2017 10:23:08

Looking great so much colour and such a diversity of plants all adding their character to the Scrub. What birds live there?

fraoch fraoch 18 March 2017 13:46:43

Terrific photos, Peter, and I love the way you have put captions with them all.

Mary B Mary B 18 March 2017 16:03:40

Super album, thank-you :)

Myrtle Myrtle 18 March 2017 18:29:49

You have a lot of nice plants in your scrub now,  your boggy area certainly looks wet!

Scrubber Scrubber 18 March 2017 23:15:00

Yes Myrtle my bottoms have been favourable commented on once or twice!Thank you Mary B! Sure Heather, Scrubber cant ever shut up! Elizabeth apart from the ones who come to visit me from Cork and Laoisand Waterford......pheasant, thrush, wren, robin, dunnock, swallows (on river), bats, tree creepers, blackbirds, blue tits, longtailed tits,(flying teaspoons), magpies...all watched carefully by Tom Jones! Jackie it does dry up very well in Summer-we have had a lot of rain lately so it looks worse than it is. Yes Hazel thats one of my favourite viewing spots as well!

Fleurette Fleurette 18 March 2017 23:47:07

There is nothing new for me to add.  It has all been said: fabulous pictures of an amazing garden that is becoming more and more intriguing.  

Scrubber Scrubber 18 March 2017 23:52:45

Merci Fleurette. tu es comme d'habitude toujours gentille!Excuse the bog French!


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