30 August 2010 23:16:45
I am going to Kilkenny in two weeks time with my mam and three sisters and as 4 out of 5 are gardening fanatics we thought it would be nice to incorporate a garden visit i was wondering if any of you well travelled gardeners can suggest anywhere - Thanks in advance
27 August 2010 22:56:31
I love this sedum at this time of the year it's flowers are a beautiful reddish pink colour and the leaves and stems lovely wine colour - does anybody know it's proper name?
26 August 2010 18:51:22
Border at front of house (in the sunshine) 25th August
Ist'nt it funny how sometimes you look at a photo of yoru garden and you think that looks pretty good but yet when you see it in reality it is not nearly as glorious!! Well this is the case with the picture below just the right angle and the sun shine such a rare commodity the last few weeks. I have added this (you can see it clearer) along with a few more photos in to my July August album.
25 August 2010 23:04:10
Hot bed in Farmleigh walled garden
It was a beautiful day on Sunday and we had a great time (Emma my 8 year old came with me as she does on most of my gardening trips) I got loads of plants some of which I can't pronounce but that is the idea of the plant sale to pick up things that I can not get locally and give them a go included are Monarda - Cambridge Scarlet , Liatris Spicata (as featured on Rachel's journal recently) these were both on my wish list. Lobelia vedrariensis, Aster lateriflorus, Sisyrinchium,Thalictrum Delayaysi, a couple of Squirrel tail grasses and a couple of little alpines for my new bed I got a couple of other small ones but I need to look them up, so well chuffed now I need to get them all in!!
We had a walk through the walled gardens which looked great one of the hot beds looked really good full of sun flowers, rudbeckia, canna lilies geum etc hot hot hot lovely!! We picniced on the grass in front of Farmleigh House eating totally unhealthy food lapping up the sun. Reluctantly we left about 5 for the drive home perfect day!!
20 August 2010 17:52:30
Hi all this has probably been discused at length via other peoples journals during the week but I must have missed it is the palnt sale going ahead this Sunday and if so does anyone know what time??
16 August 2010 17:26:51
New Gravel bed
We have a small flower bed beside our patio which never really got much attention and we were never really happy with it so this weekend gone by I decided that it was time to sort it out - I Decided to make a gravel bed out of it and plant it up with mainly alpines - I stared at 9.00 AM on Saturday mornning and apart from feeding the children did not stop until saturday evening, Unfortunately I had to go away yesteryday with the kids but when I came home last night the fairies had laid the remainer of the stones (Thanks Gerry!!). I am pleased with result although it will take a bit of time for the plants to become established - put up a few pics to show before and after
14 August 2010 00:29:10
Eupatorium (Joe Rye weed)
I got this at a local garden visit in late Summer 2008 - Delighted with how it has done Looks good with Stipa and Purple cone flower and the butterflies like it too !
12 August 2010 17:48:24
Cornflower but which one?
Does anyone know what the name of this cornflower is - I am trying to put together a list of all my plant names but it is not until you start to do it that you realise quite how many you have
09 August 2010 23:15:37
I bought this Scabiosa at Bloom it has done really well and reminds me of raspberry ripple icecream
09 August 2010 13:53:38
Black from Tahila (I hope this is spelt correct )
Hi Dave I finally got around to puttign up some pictures of the tomatoes that I have grown from the seed that you sent me - I must say I have really enjoyed growing them. Apart from the garden pearl which we have been eating for the past two weeks none of the rest are ripe yet but anyday now!!
08 August 2010 23:36:08
These are from a free packet of seeds that came in some of the gardening magazines early in the year - really pleased with the results and the kids love them pick them as they are going in an out - great way of getting them to eat their portion of Five a day!!
I also got seeds from Dave which are all doing really well some whoppers but none red yet apart from garden peral which are lovely - (Dave I will post some pictures tomorrow when I am at work)
08 August 2010 22:34:00
This ligularia was planted in last year and has done really well this year - I love the colour and shape of the leaves - It looked good against the astrantia and a deep pink primula earlier in the year and now the bright yellow flower adds a real spash of colour to the border