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Will it appear?

31 March 2015 12:18:17

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Well the gales continue here today, it was very bad last night. Went for walk around the garden and tried my first video. Not sure if it will appear !! Sort of strayed on to the Video app on my ipad by mistake and now can't get back to photo. So here I go to see if the video uploaded. There is also a photo of Dark Rosaleen and an overview of my Double primrose bed.  Unable to upload the video  :(

Lidl Alert

27 March 2015 12:39:16

Ornithogalum dubium

25 March 2015 13:02:32

Bamboo update

23 March 2015 21:24:32

Wanted good home.,,not for me!

22 March 2015 16:34:38
Wanted good home.,,not for me!

Wanted good home.,,not for me!

In the foreground of the photo is a Bamboo!! This is a very excellent plant in the best of health and vigour. It is a clumper not a spreader so also well behaved. It may be a Fargesia; the stems are a pleasant yellowish colour. Trouble is the present owner planted it in the wrong place.It is in front of a Phyl. aurea and taking the sun from the area behind. Should anybody like to give it a good home they will have to come and dig it out!!!! It could be divided  into several good plants for use as screen or feature. Owner would like to keep a couple of culms as she hates losing any plant completely being a sentimental creature.   Refreshment will be on offer to the digger. Large strong fork will be required, a good back may also be an asset.


14 March 2015 16:20:09

Two Bird stories

03 March 2015 14:17:20

Lidl Camellias

28 February 2015 22:28:43

Lovely day here

25 February 2015 17:07:14

A couple of photos

17 February 2015 21:52:11

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The anemone Bordeaux that I raved about earlier has been trying to flower for over a month, they were only planted a couple of months ago. The first flowers got hit by the weather but the last two days has allowed a few to open fully. The photo does not depict the maroon colour but the blue is very true to form. Another plant I love is Phormium Guardsman, it is so tall and the name so apt. Very slow to spread which is a pity.

A pretty thug

14 February 2015 16:57:28
A pretty thug

A pretty thug

Lovely day the first real garden day withoug feeling the cold . I have one large swathe of a very nice pink Kaffir Lily and decided to remove some as they were taking over.  Well I had never realised how extensive the root system is , billions of thin roots with an interesting pattern of brown segment, white segment, brown and so on. From each bit of root a new plant arises amazing. It will be very hard to clear the ground of root pieces no  it will be impossible. Meanwhile I have hundreds of plants looking for a new home. If any Cork iers are interested and care to call you are most welcome. Of course all iers are welcome to them if you want me to keep them for you.

Planted 12 Lilies in pots yesterday, today the rats had eaten them all !!! I will have to make chicken wire covers for the pots as this is not the first time I have lost lots of lilies.

Hellebores again!

08 February 2015 12:48:02

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I seem to have quite a lot by now which is great but am disappointed with the 'Magnetic Blue' one which still looks a ' bit sorry it came' !  Maybe it just needs more time to settle in and decide this is not such a bad place to live. Just three here, love the yellow one.


06 February 2015 16:40:29

A First for me.

03 February 2015 17:01:33

A bit of warmth

31 January 2015 13:15:07
A bit of warmth

A bit of warmth

Freezing cold  wind here today too cold to even think of gardening. While giving Meg some excercise I spotted a 'warm spot. It was Escheveria rosea getting redder and redder as it gets colder. 


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