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DeclanTipp's Journal October 2016

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Damson Surprise

26 October 2016 18:42:40

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Walking the fields today with the dogs we came across a wild damson laden with fruit and all ripe . Brought me right back to the days when Mum would make pots of Damson jam. We ate our fill then I filled my coat pockets to make some jam . 

Lovely weather all 

Raspberrys on the move

24 October 2016 22:48:30

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The ground was a joy to work today so the task was completed in double quick time . Early and late varieties now in the one trench along with a new Tayberry . Left over canes delivered to big brother who loves these fruit . I lined one side of the row with surplus roof slates to prevent runners . It may keep them orderly for a while at least . 

Arboretum for lunch !

23 October 2016 20:48:00
Arboretum for lunch !

Arboretum for lunch !

Lunch was the starter only .... then the other half let me loose for 40 mins .Sure you can't go to a garden center without a purchase or two ... bad manners 

two small Skimnias,  Cordaline, Helebore , a fruit cane ( blackberry /raspberry cross ) and some bulbs .. 

nice lunch too by the way .... huge crowds out 

Storage or plant !

22 October 2016 19:51:52

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Iam leaning towards storing these Calla Bulbs that I dug up today but was considering planting the small baby bulbs in pots . Anyone ? 

Planted out some Laurel Hedging I grew from cuttings so I then had to plant another row for next season . They take really easily too. I expect I'll have Laurel hedging everywhere shortly . 

Album " Summers End " Added ..

19 October 2016 14:59:12
Album ' Summers End ' Added ..

Album ' Summers End ' Added ..

Album added with ther lap top...I hope Can anyone see it. Iphone is great but obviously not compatible with the site... GRrrrrr

 

Album " Summers End " Added ..

19 October 2016 14:58:54
Album ' Summers End ' Added ..

Album ' Summers End ' Added ..

Album added with ther lap top...I hope Can anyone see it. Iphone is great but obviously not compatible with the site... GRrrrrr

 

Album despair

18 October 2016 22:20:49

Woodies Bargains

12 October 2016 21:09:25
Woodies Bargains

Woodies Bargains

Full wheelbarrow load of bargains today . All perennials too , Kniftopia @ €1 each, Coreopsis @€2 each , heathers 3 for €5, Silene reduced from €12 to €6 and a nice rose too . €25 the lot . I didn't get the winter garl though out of stock 

 

Anyone recognise this roadside feature

11 October 2016 20:19:43
Anyone recognise this roadside feature

Anyone recognise this roadside feature

it would be lovely in the garden !!

Pears

09 October 2016 21:14:16

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Tons of them ... now what to do with them. I think Monty recomends storing for some days in the dark then leaving out to ripen on a window sill ? I will need a lot of window sills . Anyone any other advice as I normally just write off the pears and leave them to the birds each year ! 

Blue Lady

03 October 2016 20:04:26
New Lady

New Lady

This is the lady I purchased on the way to see Dublin barely defeat poor old Mayo !! I think she's a striking Blue among my other 3 orchids . The collection is growing and today I repotted the lot into larger pots with special Orchid compost also from Johnstown . I hope I don't kill the lot now . No magazine yet but Kim and Gerry are on the case . 

 

 

Johnstown G Center

01 October 2016 21:42:00

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