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Embothrium

02 May 2016 15:44:13
Embothrium

Embothrium

Just a reminder to think where to plant this ! The one shown in the photo is only a teenager!!

Double primroses

02 May 2016 15:42:05

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The Double primroses are in flower now and looking very good, I just love them.

In the photos are Brittany Blue,  Sundae and Melenoc'h all from Barnhaven.

Tree ID please

28 April 2016 12:20:44

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I have this tree for about 10 years. Think I got it as a baby from Future Forest with several others. I never noticed flowers on it previously but this year there are many pretty white flowers looking rather like Lily of the Valley. I have been told it is a variety of  Amelanchier. I have A. canadensis  bought around the same time and from same source. Howeve to me it does not look any way like  my mystery tree. This one grows in a conical form and looks as if it will get very tall indeed!

Mountain Goat.

24 April 2016 17:24:07

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The hot/sunken part of my garden is my favourite place.  But when the soil was being excavated it was piled at one end in a steep bank. Grass brambles and all sorts of weeds flourished there until I got fed up with it. So I put on my mountain Goat outfit and the attack started. My aim is to terrace it and plant more hot colours and spikey stuff there. Then a load of manure had to be brought but Edward helped me with that.  So nearly finished and when this cold weather goes the planting can start. I hope to show pictures later in the year when hopefully my plan is in operation and I can remove my goat horns!!

Sorry my Album has appeared in duplicate and I can't manage to delete the second lot!

Yellow tulips ID please.

17 April 2016 15:50:45

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About 4 years ago I bought these yellow Tulips. I planted probably about 10 of them and up they came and were grand. Over the past couple of years they have been amazing , they have numerous babies which I remove and plant and now the patch has more than 50 really healthy pretty tulips. I would love to have the name as I would definitely get more of this variety. However having looked through photos of numerous yellow fringed tulip I am still none the wiser. The red plant in the photos is Echeveria rosea.

Fota Plant Fair.

17 April 2016 14:49:29

Restios

12 April 2016 12:46:20

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I just love these. Those like Colopsis, though I am not sure about this identification, is so wonderful to watch in the wind. Do you like them.?

What I learned today.

09 April 2016 14:27:45

Tulip rococco

06 April 2016 18:55:00

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I was in Ballyseedy a few weeks ago and saw this little pot of tulips; they just had little buds and looked as if they would only grow to a few inches!! However in my kitchen window they growed and growed !! Then the flowers started to open and they are so pretty, not fully open yet . Took photos at night as you probably realise. In the background is I. nimnimiensis aka the cockatoo.

Daffodils

01 April 2016 10:01:25

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Though I still think ye olde Daffodil as in 'host of'  is unbeatable it is very interesting to see the large variety that is now available. Maybe some of these are also old varieties I don't know but they do add interest to the garden . I put up photos of three of the more unusual ones. I really like the one in the middle photo so if anybody has a name please tell me, thanks.

Rhodohypoxis

23 March 2016 11:31:07
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Rhodohypoxis

Well there are lots of them in the pan but somehow a mutant furry one has taken over and looks very like a cat , wonder if many more will appear ; cat food bill will be huge!! 

The Good and Bad

22 March 2016 14:06:54

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The Good is my favourite Camellia , Brushfield Yellow,  in full bloom and so pretty. The Bad is very sad; my Choisya sundance appears to have some horrid disease probably Root rot and is in a bad state. I have this for more than 16 years and it was so cheerful and flowered well.

Tubers

20 March 2016 17:38:20

Heron

18 March 2016 17:30:06

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A  couple of years ago PeterW kindly gave me a Heron. It has been next to the pond since then. But a few days ago I had an idea which I think works very well. This Heron is life size so I decided to He does look very life like as he surveys the countryside and down to the water.

Beautiful flower!!

12 March 2016 21:08:49
Beautiful flower!!

Beautiful flower!!

Well blame Meg , she thinks she is more beautiful than the Daffodils even if it seems some are growing out of her head!  So there were sulks until I promised to show you.

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