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Elizabeth7's Journal

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Any ideas please?

10 January 2016 21:11:54

Road eruptions!!

04 January 2016 16:01:21

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Well I know about volcanoes but at present my Hill is erupting, yes it is.  Started a few days ago and each day gets worse and worse .  Each day another spot erupts the biggest, is almost the whole way across the road the others are smaller but creeping up the hill . The asphalt is badly cracked in many places so more to come. Just keeping fingers crossed it does not proceed up past my gate or I will be TRAPPED!!!

Floods

30 December 2015 15:29:59

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I hope you are all faring ok in the floods. So many people have been devastated; Midleton down the road was very badly hit this morning. Like most of you my garden got a bad hit but thankfully the house is fine so I count myself lucky.

A few photos of my new rivers and lakes!!

I hope everybody has a healthy and happy 2016 and take good care of yourselves.

Virginia's letter

24 December 2015 18:08:20

Impatiens

17 November 2015 17:33:39
Impatiens

Impatiens

Some cheer on a wet and windy day is Impatiens niamniamensis aka Congo Cockatoo on my kitchen table. Should take some cuttings.

Ken Aslett

03 November 2015 18:40:40

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How can I ask Ken to flower before November?

First photo about a month ago, second a few days ago.

More Tetrapanax

11 October 2015 11:02:51
More Tetrapanax

More Tetrapanax

Arising from Jacinta's journal.

My original one had got very large with enormous leaves. Then I allowed one of the babies to grow on and that together with about 4 other small suckers all sharing the food supply has resulted in the leaves of the original one becoming much smaller. I miss the huge leaves but am loathe to dig up the second one. Maybe I could trace the root of the second one and cut it hoping by now it will survive on its own.?

Couple of observations

10 October 2015 15:52:28

Top of the Pops

09 October 2015 23:22:44
Top of the Pops

Top of the Pops

For me this year one flower was an absolute eye opener. Not a  rare or exotic bloom from furrin parts no indeed , I refer to the Cornflower. I had never realised this lasted so long, the whole Summer despite at some point , see photo, being dashed to the ground by wind and rain. I rate it the best performing plant in my garden this year and there will be plenty more to see next year. Another great  and unsung hero to me is Potentilla recta, a sort of untamed Potentilla with yellow flowers that blooms its socks off and self seeds.

October 2015

04 October 2015 19:51:34

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Before the bad weather arrives took a few photos of the hot bed area which is still looking good. Great to have colour into October.

Astilbe purpurlanze

02 October 2015 22:24:22

Persicaria vaccinifolia

30 September 2015 19:06:02

A few photos.

27 September 2015 16:42:55

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Got to love watching the flowers of Cortaderia aureolineata unfurl day by day. Also enjoy  looking at Panicum.....unsure which.....move in the breeze.

And then it is the time of year this little hardy Geranium flowers think it is G.thunbergii. Great ground cover. Compare with the stones and you see the how small the flowers are, so pretty.

Mount Congreve

25 September 2015 18:25:32

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Just back from a few days in Tramore and of course this included a visit to Mt Congreve. As the Cor.k branch of IGPS are heading there tomorrow I am posting only a couple of photos. I am sure we will get some much better ones from their photographers. We were blessed with great weather for the three days and the garden was looking wonderful. They  must feed the plants on steroids!! Eupatoriums so tall, Eucomis enormous and monster Dahlias. I spotted a Dahlia in the sales area , a must have. It was labelled Bishop of Canterbury a wonderful copper/orange, my photo does not do it justice.  BUT following a Google I think it is in fact Bishop of Oxford and welcome comments about ID. Vicki in sales headed out and found me two more so I am a very happy Bunny

IDs please

18 September 2015 12:21:20

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The Kniphofia was growing in a friends garden for years and then came to live here for about anothe 5 years. This year it produced a flower. I know there are many different varieties but wonder if anyone can identify this.

The other photo is a weird plant with greenish spikes showing no indication of flowering.

Thanks

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