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Elizabeth7's Journal November 2014

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Cyclamen surprise

29 November 2014 16:12:49

Winter Alliums

25 November 2014 13:08:10
Winter Alliums

Winter Alliums

I wonder if any of you has seen this new Allium?  It flowers all Winter whatever the temperature  and I gather in fact the flower never fades….how about that for a plant!!  It is very like ‘Purple sensation’  and I was so lucky to get hold of some before it is released on the market. The height seems to be more variable than PS but I quite like that. The full name is Allium chickenwirensii  and I have been told that it was in fact cloned in a garden near Cobh , Co.Cork……how about that just down the road from me.  I will be happy to give you any further details of this unusual plant.  Oh it is also available in white and orange and I hope to get my hands on those soon.

Thanks

20 November 2014 18:13:45

Kennedy primroses.

17 November 2014 22:40:27

Garden fairies and other creatures

15 November 2014 13:45:09

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Recently I was discussing ‘Garden Whimsey’ with a friend , those of us who like to have Fairy houses and various ornaments around the garden.  Amongst my garden friends Deb and Martin have to  my mind a delightful Whimsical garden which is one reason why I love it so much.  I boast only one enclave of Fairies  but do have lots of Animals and bits and pieces around the garden. Sometimes I think visitors may feel a little lost for words as they spot a Squirrel up a tree or a Rabbit under a bush.  ‘ Lost for words ‘ like ‘ what the heck is she at’.

I have a mad urge to get ,,,wait for it….. a G-nome !! It would sit up in a tree  but then being me I would decide it was lonely and get another. I vowed one of these would never enter my garden but time will tell.  I was looking at a site where this man makes fabulous large, like 3ft fairies from metal wire , just amazing and how I would love to have one but shudder at what them must cost.

They would look just wonderful in the famous ‘ Scrub’ …..so Mr S should you win the Lotto maybe??

So weather permitting tomorrow I am going to photograph all my Garden friends and will put up an album but right now it is time for the Purple pills !!

 

Purple Pills

09 November 2014 15:10:42

Missing( not garden related!!)

02 November 2014 15:22:14

More Gold

02 November 2014 15:13:51

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Yes in the height of a rotten wet week  the trailer arrived and deposited another heap of that fab manure....pile looks smaller than it is as due to rain photo taken from doorway.

You should have seen it as it was tipped out a cloud of steam and the heat was amazing.  Pity it had to be dumped there but as there is a crop in the field the trailer had to stay clear.  Actually he could have put it in the sitting room it is so great.

~Most of this will be barrowed to the hot border where the final stage has been prepared. Eddie removed about 10 cornus and all the sods ....cornus went to other place....and when many loads of manure are dug in ready for planting. The borders will then both be about 60ft either side of the path.  You can see my Throne in the photo!! I love this area of the garden.  The rest of the borders up there will  also get a mulch of this stuff when the plants die back..... The big Phormium in the photo is from Fran...thanks pal.

I spent an hour weeding today....in November....weird.

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