30 July 2011 18:56:40
Looking down a path at back of garden
Today I went to visit Bruno and Chris and eat chocolate biscuits! Well eating was not the main reason of course I was dying to see how Bruno's garden was developing.
What a great job he is doing, so many interesting plants and great splashes of colour from red Monarda not to mention the Tropaeolum. The walls which he mentioned earlier in the year are now almost covered with a variety of climbers and shrubs. One planting that I particularily loved was a dark violet Agapanthus with the blue Leymus behind it.
Anyway I took some pictures and have them in an Album. I will attempt to name them and Bruno can correct any mistakes.
It was as always a most enjoyable visit.
29 July 2011 21:54:19
What I found recently.
My first find was a very small garden centre in Crosshaven. Seems like a family venture.
I found a lovely coral coloured Dahlia and a variegated white Hydrangea.
My next find was when I took my rubbish to the local amenity. There is a container for books so I had a look and found three treasures. The first was that lovely 'The secrets of Ireland' a beautifully presented book with super photographs.
Next was a Readers digest publication, 'Good ideas for your Garden' and there are many great and interesting suggestions.
Then came what looks like a brand new book entitled 'Right plant , right place', a wonderful book listing 1400 plants under various headings ; this will be very useful.
I love these amenity places , even got my 5 kitchen chairs there!!
23 July 2011 17:52:06
'Cattus furibus beautissimus'
Well done, the nicest bloom of all who does no damage in the garden except perhaps to the Nepeta. This specimen is called 'Cattus furibus beautissimus'.
22 July 2011 22:05:24
For Andy's sanity
This is the picture that made a very brief appearance , Crocosmia 'Lucifer' but is looking far more orange in the picture than it should .
22 July 2011 21:47:23
Unusual creeping hardy geranium
This is quite a rare hardy Geranium, in that I have never seen it for sale. It is called G.procurrens and is a great creeper and good for edges. The photo is taken looking down on the plant as it sprawls across a paving slab. I have taken some divisions so hope to have it to pass on if anybody likes it.
09 July 2011 11:02:39
Tina , more Grace!!
Hope this pic is better. The leaves are much the same colour on the underside.
08 July 2011 15:32:23
Tina, picture of Grace
Not the best , sorry if not good enough will take another with more of Grace in it!!
06 July 2011 20:04:32
Garden centre and other things
Still having computer problems but nearly sorted out I hope. Went to the new Ballyseedy garden and home centre near Cobh today. Lovely place to look around. Meadow and Woods, Blarney woolen mills and other shops plus nice cafe. Garden area well laid out but I prefer a more dedicated garden center when plant buying. Did get two, a Cosmos atrosanguinous and Potentilla 'Mrs Wilmot'.
Showing picture of Patrinia gibbosa ,still a smallish plant so look forward to it spreading through the border.
Oh I also saw a Cotinus there but it was the purple one and not as nice as my Grace which is much redder.
03 July 2011 18:01:18
Part of border.
I widened this border and so can cram more goodies in. The picture in my Journal looks miserable, much better in my Album