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11 April 2012 22:16:26
I couldnt believe my eyes when I was in the garden today and noticed the paulownia in bloom for the first time .I have put up some pics( it has taken about an hour ,its so slow tonight).
the pics dont do justice to the tree its really fab ..am so delighted , worth waiting for!!
08 March 2012 15:57:04
Hi all gardeners world back tomorrow night bbc2 at 8.30.
Looking forward to it
24 February 2012 09:18:25
Spring has sprung!!!
At last spring has definitely arrived. Have put up a few pics..would nt it lift your heart!!
24 December 2011 08:32:43
I wish all my friends on Garden.ie a very happy and peaceful Christmas.
08 October 2011 09:11:09
garden in late september
Hi all not long back from holidays in Bejing and Bangkok and boy did the weeds take advantage of my absence. Every spare moment is spent pulling weeds and trying to get the garden in order for winter, I refuse to be caught out like I was last year when the snow arrived. Have put up a few pics , just ignore the weeds.
Will catch up on all your journals later, got to go to town now Shaws sale on!!
21 August 2011 13:51:37
can anyone tell me whats wrong with my pear tree, 6 to 8 inches of the newest growth at the end of the branches has gone brown and just snaps off.
Its too high to have been hit by the lawnmower.
any ideas!!! thanks
06 August 2011 21:19:43
Hi Rachel Norman and family, it was so good to see you all today and your lovely garden. We really enjoyed it . No matter how hard I looked I could not see a single weed !! caps off to you.
You have some lovely plants and it was so sad to see all the dead tree ferns. Is nt it soul destroyingto see that after all your hard work.. never mind onwards and upwards we live and learn.
Not to mention the amount of food all gooey and creamy !!! what can I say . A great day .
06 August 2011 11:36:52
Is it summer or winter
Have a look at whats in bloom now!!!odd
06 August 2011 09:47:33
Good morning to all my garden friends.At last I am back. Have been out of action for so long and only able to use one arm I have spent all my time trying to keep the garden under control.
despite the fact that it took twenty times longer to do any thing we are now eating my home grown potatoes tomatoes peas beans ,salad,,carrots parsnips, cucumber .
,strawberries peppers and chilli peppers.
I lost quite a lot of shrubs , my pride and joy my acacia has been cut .to the ground it took 2 days to cut it down.
I will put up some pics later.
Looking forward to seeing you all at Rachels garden.
27 January 2011 20:19:41
Hi all , its been a while since I have been on the site , but I have been so busy . I eventually made it out to the garden , and I nearly cried.. I have officially designated it as a disaster area. Things that survived last year have died and I am heartbroken over some of my losses.
the only thing that thrived are briars , they are everywhere the only bit of joy was hellibore nigra in full bloom and really cheered my heart. But my stelitzia is in bloom at long last , it took nearly 2 years to germinate and at least 4 years to flower.
will put up a pic
in the meantime i will work away on the garden and hopefully I will talk again by this time next year..... cause Ihave so much to do in the garden it will take me that long to find time to log on to the site!!!!!!
21 December 2010 22:18:19
Wishing all my garden friends a happy and peaceful christmas.
It looks like most of those coming for Christmas wont make it.!!! my grandchild and his Mum are stranded in Dublin airport waiting for a flight to Amsterdam . spent the whole afternoon clearing the driveway and then did the neighbours, much to their delight and was rewarded with a large G and T .
We were meant to be at Tonys nephew wedding tomorrow, in Abbeyleix , but there is no way can we make it, drive is clear but we cannot get out of the Village.
It could be worse .... so all of you have a peaceful happy Christmas and hopefully your families will make it home.God bless you all
10 December 2010 21:36:21
Guess what I did tonight
Yes , maybe a bit early but I am BORED BORED BORED and it looks lovely with the white stuff outside
10 December 2010 21:23:12
Am sick and tired of snow and ice.... went down to greenhouse today and at least 4 inches of snow with 4 inches of solid ice underneath!!! Cannot see my acacia recovering again. Have just put up some pics of Tony feeding the birds, I have to say they were better fed than I was lol
18 November 2010 17:09:10
Hi Rachel long time no see!! Had to put up these photos for you of the Mimosa Pudica you gave me now known as Xarlis sleepy plant, he loves it and he just loves to stoke it to put it asleep. A big hit, thank you.
17 November 2010 23:05:40
At last a few pics of New England. It has taken ages to upload this many .
have been having a quick look at all your journals, will talk soon. Night night