a mediateam website

Jan/ Feb issue of The Irish Garden

Elizabeth7's Journal

Elizabeth7's Journal December 2011

Last Post 1125 days 2 hours ago

Dan Pearson

29 December 2011 20:51:50
Has anybody got any of his books, Dan is my hero!! I got a very generous book token from a niece and would like to have one of his publications. I have quite a few gardening books but prefer to buy 'stories' about peoples gardens rather than more specific topics.Any suggestions gratefully received.

More flowers!

27 December 2011 17:04:45
More flowers!

More flowers!

My contribution is this flowering Cherry. In real life it is covered in blossom of a very pretty pink

A poem

20 December 2011 15:17:22


Another garden year goes by

The plants now rest and so do I.

A time to muse on this past year

Of new friend made ,yes, right here.


I've gone to gardens, learned so much

Not to mention cake for lunch

And meeting people seen on line

Such visits really are quite fine


Rachels garden full of treasure

Up to which its hard to measure

And Hosta's where the garden glows

As to the road it overflows.


Then to Scrubbers magic dell

Its full of love this you can tell

Brunos garden what a feat

Where plants exult around your feet


Of  friends with plants they like to share

Now in my garden, everywhere

Those from Myrtle these from Anne

Bruno, Hosta   all the clan


So thanks for friendship and for giving

It sure makes this life worth living

I wish you all great  Christmas cheer

And a happy healthy coming year.


05 December 2011 20:14:51

Seeing Bruno refer to Aeroponics reminded me that I wanted to try growing seeds / cuttings in rockwool.  Has anybody tried this and if so what happened!!

Anyway I  have just ordered a tray of it and will try it in a controlled experiment with compost and see what happens.

Some jobs done

04 December 2011 14:36:43

Lovely morning here but raining , well showers I hope, now.

Did two jobs I really dislike ; while I enjoy weeding I hate collecting the pile in the wheelbarrow and taking it to the dump. I tend to have piles of weeds at various spots around the garden and then take a deep breath and remove the lot.

The other job I postpone is removing grass/weeds from around young trees and shrubs. I know how much better the latter will grow if not in competition but I don't get the same pleasure as weeding flower beds, bit weird really now that I think of it. What is the difference never thought about that before.

Anyway what jobs do you postpone as long as possible?

A Frog?

03 December 2011 10:54:27
CorkTony you have me totally confused!! What I do love is to see corners like that , makes me feel so much better about my less than pretty areas!


Garden.ie Members

Not a member yet?
Join now to:

Join Now

Existing Members

Forgotten password


Showing 6 of 79
Friends of Elizabeth7
view all friends >

Garden.ie CLUB

Join Ireland's first online garden club! Share pictures of your garden, make new friends and chat with other gardeners. It's simple to join and free! Register Here

Featured Members


Thousands of gardening facts at your finger tips:

Ask Gerry

Gerry DalyTry our unique advice service from editor Gerry Daly. Got a question right now? Search here to see if it has been answered already:

a mediateam website

©2015 Garden.ie. Mediateam Ltd, Media House, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18.

Tel (+353 1) 2947777 Email info@garden.ie

Website Design by KCO.ie