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31 May 2012 23:45:21
I think I have missed something here with the new method of uploading photos Is there a dummy's guide available as it took me forever to upload two pictures
31 May 2012 23:41:00
Purple Sensation with Geum
Nice Combination I think
31 May 2012 23:16:10
Hi Linda this is a close up of the Aquiligea. I got it in Woodies last year for some early colour in the cottage garden. I have lots of seedlings near this plant I could pot up & keep for you but there is no guaranee that they will come true as you know. I think it looks a bit like one of the ones you posted the other day maybe just a bit bluer?
30 May 2012 10:55:17
Shot of cottage garden
After the rain. This is a shot of part of the cottage garden that was planted up last year and has some of my favourite cottage garden plants - lupins,aqualiga,lynchis,Flock, Verbascum and snow in Summer.
27 May 2012 22:56:07
Good colour in the border
Nice to be greeted by such healthy growth and good colour
27 May 2012 22:49:49
Airfield poppy close up
Close up of one of the poppies
27 May 2012 22:47:33
Some of you may recall me telling you about a visit to Airfield last Summer just before it closed. The headgardener Annemarie gave me some seed of poppies to set which I duly did. These are the first of them to flower fantastic blooms in pinks and Red.
27 May 2012 22:43:19
White lilac and blue Skies
Great to be home after my operation, stiff and sore but hopefully will get stronger and stronger every day. Wow what growth in the garden, lots of work to be done but will have to wait in the meantime just enjoying the sunshine and the blooms.
22 May 2012 19:03:26
Geum Mrs Bradshaw and Cotinus
Mrs Bradshaw made an appearance to-day along side Cotinus (Purple Smoke Bush) which has been very slow this year
22 May 2012 10:03:07
Mairin gave me this at Rachel's get together last year and it has really taken off. Great little plant and full of blooms "Polemonium Heavenly Blue"
21 May 2012 22:57:11
A Bit Pink for my liking but adding a bit of badly needed colour in the garden at the moment.
21 May 2012 22:52:40
False Solomon Seal
I know Margaret featured this a few weeks back, shows how far behind we are in Cavan I
like the glossy foliage on this, it has a nice smell too but you have to get down close to have a sniff. It's official title is "Similicana Racemosa"
21 May 2012 22:45:12
As everyone else has already said great to see a bit of sun it was short lived in Cavan but it did stay nice and mild i like this early flowering aconitum.
16 May 2012 00:55:14
Bluebells and fern fonds
This combination caught my eye in the garden this evening
13 May 2012 18:25:50
Herbs in Pots
Just in case any of you are interested and may have missed it there was an advertisement in the Independant yesterday "Gardens of Ireland with Dermot O Neill "It is a two day tour starting in Dublin visiting Helen Dillon's garden (short talk by Helen) then on to Carmel Duignan;s garden in shankhill (tour and talk by Carmel). On then to the Bay garden In Enniscorthy and then to your Hotel in Bunclody where there is an evening lecture.The next day is trip to Altamont and then on to the Arboretum. The trip costs €169.00
11 May 2012 21:24:50
My Mam, Sister and I always make a
point of going to the rare plant sale the second Sunday in May every year. Due
to the situation with my back I will not be going this year. GuttedL
Not one to give in easily I sent
an order through to Mount Venus however they do not deliver and it was going to
cost too much to have collected.
However every cloud has a silver
lining I had an appointment with a surgeon on Wednesday so we took the opportunity
when in Dublin to collect the plants. I was not able to spend much time looking
around but picked up a few impulse plants over and above the original list
which had been plotted and planned for weeks.
Below is a list of what I got
those marked with Impulse are plants that I do not know much or anything about
and would appreciate any information any of you might have on those plants
Hakonechloa Macra Aureola
Uvularia grandeflora pallida
Geranium Rozanne ( Already
have a few of these but want to build up my stock)
Tiarella cordifolia moorgruen
Dicentra spectabilis alba
Anemone Nemorosa Vestal
Caciilla delphinilfolla- Impulse - Think the label may be wrong on this one as I can't
find on Google
Peltoboykinia Watanabel - Impulse
Syneiles Tagawae - Impulse
As for the back I am having surgery next Friday to have the
part of the disc removed that is causing all the pain, so this time next week I
could be out in my garden pottering away ( I am joking J) but hopefully it will
not be too much longer .
To anyone going to the sale in Drogheda have a great time
and looking forward to hearing about all the plants purchased and those you
wish you had not left behind, there is always one or two!!.
10 May 2012 00:39:22
Another perennial that has appeared that I can not put a name on any ideas?
10 May 2012 00:32:20
Iris but what type and Name
I only have a few iris's in the garden and this one may have been given to me by Paddy and Mary (If so thanks as I Really like it ). I would like to add to my plant list so if some one could advise name and type of Iris that would be great.
10 May 2012 00:24:36
Primula Japonica Millers Crimson
These are all just coming into blossom in the Bog Garden.
08 May 2012 22:52:29
Angelica flower head
A few weeks back I posted a journal with a picture of this Angelica It has since produced this wonderful flower head. I think it is lovely especially the way the flower heads unfurl really unusual.
07 May 2012 00:21:34
Gerry Picked this up in Woodies for me a few weeks back have not had this before but happy with it so far.. early days
07 May 2012 00:10:56
I got this little gem from Caherhurley at the plant sale in Offaly in March - think it is very pretty nice foliage and dainty white flowers
05 May 2012 22:32:46
The Anguish and Joy of seed sowing
The only gardening that I have been able to do over the past
number of weeks is seed sowing .
It, struck me what an uncertain business it is.
Am I using the correct seed compost?
Is the seed compost damp enough ?
Is the compost too damp ?
Is the tray deep enough ?
Is the tray too deep ?
Have I planted the seed deep enough?
Have I planted the seed too deep ?
Do I cover the seed with, vermiculite, compost , gravel or at all?
D o the seeds need heat ?
Have I given the seeds too much heat?
Do I Water from the top ?
Do I water from the bottom?
Am I watering the seeds too little?
Am I watering the seeds too much?
But despite all the anxiety and days (sometimes weeks) of
close scrutiny, when you see those little green shoots above the compost what a
moment of sheer joy and Bliss.
03 May 2012 15:54:56
Can someone ID this for me Thanks - Some kind of Sedum?
03 May 2012 15:18:25
Elegant Lady in the Sun
Tulips opening up for the Sun today - it is beautiful in Cavan warm and Sunny