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Where I live: Bray, Co Wicklow Member since: July 2008 Last here: 433 days 13 hours ago
About my garden: Our back garden is a typical small suburban garden, about 10mX10m. It is south facing and on a small slope. When we moved into the house, it was already landscaped, and very low maintenance, but did not have nearly enough flowers for my taste, so that needed to be changed. We added a long narrow flower bed along the fence, facing east, and I am gradually adding flowers and shrubs in there, and there was a very large bed on the other side with some nice plants and lots of gravel. I'm now turning this into an area with lots of perennials and colourful flowers, it is the warmest and brightest area of the garden. The front is boring - big lawn, small flowerbed in the middle, and griselinia hedge - but we have not done much to it yet. It's on the "to do" list though...
More about me: I have lived in Ireland since 1989, in Bray since 1999. I love flowers, plants and gardening in general, although I am not spending nearly as much time as I would like looking after my garden and my plants! Some of my favourite flowers are hydrangeas, clematis, lupins, agapanthus and geraniums.
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German beer radish
09 June 2015 18:17:10
This is a sample of our "German beer radishes", which we have started harvesting and eating. Quite ...

A little gardening before the rain
30 May 2015 19:40:53
Today I got a new "toy", a new lawn mower! Much lighter than the old one, it was a pleasure to cut ...

Thanks Hazel!
26 May 2015 10:05:53
Hazel gave me this kniphofia at the get-together 2014. It didn't flower last year as it was still q...

Knockrose garden, Kilternan
25 May 2015 10:15:57
Yesterday I went to visit Knockrose garden in Kilternan with my friend Yuko. I had barely heard of ...

Not starting the name debate again!
14 May 2015 17:37:35
This is my version of the dark geranium a few people posted about recently. It was given to me by m...

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