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DeclanfromTipp's Journal

DeclanfromTipp's Journal

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Plant ID

07 August 2017 14:40:17

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Discovered this next door in a long forgotten about little house garden . Planted beside a small gate that opens into the garden . 

Flower arranging

29 July 2017 17:08:00

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I think I have this flower arranging thingy sorted . Actually I dislike cutting my flowers for this purpose but visitors arriving deserve a colourful welcome . Even better when they are all free in the garden . I don't think I could do it full time though .

Photo Album .. no photos

22 July 2017 00:43:23

Dick Warner

17 July 2017 18:26:42

Plant Swop

07 July 2017 22:25:01
Plant Swop

Plant Swop

Went to collect some Bee supplies today and a new friend said she had some plants to swop ! I got more than I bargained for ... and just when I'd almost finished planting out all my own stuff too !! I have her some Aubergines , Peppers , A Paulownia T and some other  annuals . 

Plant ID Please

30 June 2017 00:50:58

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Of the two purchased in Dundrum I forget one the nice lady named already! The shorter  is a Sea Holly or Eryngium but the taller one I have no idea . They do compliment each other and are a lovely shade of Blue / Purple. 

Diarmuid Gavin's Pop Up Plants

29 June 2017 21:35:29
Diarmuid Gavin's Pop Up Plants

Diarmuid Gavin's Pop Up Plants

The hospital patient was allowed out for a spell and Dundrum shopping center was selected . I fell completely by accident upon Diarmuids Pop Up Plants shop . Two purchases, one Eryngium and another similar color whose name escapes me . Photo later ofthis unknown for ID 

Back Burner

29 June 2017 13:33:46

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gardening has been put a bit on the back burner the past week . My daughter Aoibhe had to have the plate removed from her arm that she broke in January . The arm has healed brilliantly but a bone infection developed so she's in Tallaght Hospital since last Friday . Suffice to say we know the motorway and hospital really well now .... Hopefully Saturday is release date .

Some snaps of the leaky wellies , Cucumbers doing well in greenhouse and a small plot I left go wild intentionally in veg garden .

Zinnia's

26 June 2017 00:04:43

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I think the Yellow is my favourite . These are from last years seed sowing and the crop from current year are budding out nicely now 

Hot hot hot

16 June 2017 23:16:51

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Its going to be a scorcher this week end. How do I keep the greenhouse from melting . Even with door and vent open it reaches over 35 degrees ... I'll need a sprinkler system in there . Still the Tomatoes are thriving . 

I ve been busy bee keeping and last Monday week my hive number doubled from 2 to 4 .It's really bee weather now and hives will swarm given half a chance . I lost bees from 1 hive in May but a new Queen has hatched and begun the cycle again . gardening had to take a back burner for a few days but Iam catching up now with loads to plant out or pot on. 

I see there are IT issues with the sight and some unhappy members . Pity IT can't or won't do a fixit !! Maybe the personnel are not there any longer ? I hope we don't lose you and your knowledge . 

PS: My photos are probably either not going to upload or will be sideways  

Grow your own Tomato Cuttings

12 June 2017 18:50:33

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When removing the lateral shoots from tomato plants I heard that these can be used to grow plants . Simply place in water and allow roots to develop before potting up. I've never tried this before . Has Dick I wonder ?? 

I remember planting these bulbs last Autumn but the names escape me ?  

Bees and plant swops

30 May 2017 22:55:53

What Rain

27 May 2017 17:34:11

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Todays rain was the ideal opportunity for some Potting on or is it potting up ? I appear to have overdosed on Cosmos even if they are different varieties . I still have two trays to do not to mention a tray of Stock also ..The New Dahlias from seed are showing well . 

The greenhouse was pleasant today at 17-18 degrees but yesterday's 35 degrees was too hot . Maybe I'll try Bananas next . Tomatoes starting to flower and they relish the heat at least . 4 different varieties. I never knew you could propagate Tomatoes from a strong side shoot by rooting it in a glass of water !!! 

I have Aubergines indoors and they will get a greenhouse bed when large enough .  Cucumbers are already in place as are some peas as an indoor experiment . 

Splashes

25 May 2017 23:28:07

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Sometimes the neglected beds just do their thing . A nice cottage garden effect with Geum , Lupin , Astilbe , Kniftophia, Allium and others . The row of Mrs Bradshaw Geum just get on with it also 

Bloom Question

17 May 2017 22:44:08





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