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JoanG's Journal

JoanG's Journal December 2015

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New Year greetings

31 December 2015 21:33:33

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In between the showers and biting winds this afternoon, I got out (well wrapped up, I assure you!) to mulch some of the front garden and take a few photos of plants that are flowering as the old year gives way to the new. 

In a few days' time it will be four years since I joined garden.ie and I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all of the wonderful friends I have made here, for your company, shared knowledge and advice, garden visits, laughs and most of all for your friendship. I wish you a happy, healthy, peaceful and joyful 2016 and many hours of happy gardening.  I look forward to seeing you at Johnstown and/or other get-togethers in the coming year.  Bless you all and garden.ie and long may our friendship continue. 

Christmas greetings

23 December 2015 22:19:08
Christmas greetings

Christmas greetings

Wishing all you wonderful garden.ie friends and your families a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful, healthy New Year.  

Thank you so much for your friendship and I look forward to seeing many of you at our get-togethers in 2016. 

Check your hellebores!

04 December 2015 22:39:49
Check your hellebores!

Check your hellebores!

Perhaps I shouldn't be surprised, with the mild temperatures lately, but I really got a jolt on discovering the undersides of the leaves of Helleborus 'Winter Moonbeam' covered in aphids the other day.  Had a nuisance of a job rubbing/sponging them all off. What surprised me most is that this plant has the toughest leaves of all my hellebores and the others were clean!

Photo is from February this year as I was too busy cleaning it up to get the camera out. It's a bigger plant now with lot of large leaves. 

Catching Up

03 December 2015 00:25:07

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It was only when Jackie posted her October and November albums the other day that I realised I hadn't posted albums of my garden for a while.

So two are now up if you'd like a look at the front and back gardens this autumn.  What a great season for colour and flower it was.

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