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fraoch's Journal

fraoch's Journal May 2010

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Great Dixter

31 May 2010 19:50:34
Great Dixter

Great Dixter

I'm going to put up an album of Great Dixter, Christopher Lloyd's house and gardens.

Merriments and Rye

30 May 2010 14:57:54
On the second morning of our trip we visited Merriments Garden which was a complete contrast to Sissinghurst. Most of it is fairly formally laid out and extremely well tended and manicured--edges to die for! There are some nice wild meadow type areas too. Then we had lunch and a look around Rye , a lovely old town. Photos to follow.

You can enlarge photos!

30 May 2010 12:21:20
In case there's any other eejit out there who didn't realise this you can enlarge photos in albums by double clicking on them! I wonder what else I've been missing all this time!

Sissinghurst

29 May 2010 19:56:18
Sissinghurst

Sissinghurst

This was the first garden we visited on our trip so I'm going to put up an album giving a general idea of it and a selection of plants we saw there.

Chelsea trip

29 May 2010 12:06:23
Wonderful trip and great to meet Bea, Fran, Jacinta and Krista. We had a terrific time , each garden beautiful and yet all different. Photos later!

Chelsea weather

24 May 2010 10:37:06
Just checked London weather forecast, it's looking good! And not overly hot either. See you soon guys and gals!

Weeding and pruning

21 May 2010 23:28:12
After reading Rachel's article on edges in the Irish Garden I realised mine are awful. The theory is that the plants fall out over the edge of the grass and hide it but it doesn't really work. I attacked one section--about a square foot at the most-- and got out grass, clover , moss and buttercups and maybe other things. My back had had enough of that so then I pruned the Forsythia and shredded it later on. After that I had to go out and buy petrol for the mower--a job for tomorrow.

Inis Meáin flowers

20 May 2010 22:12:20
Inis Meáin flowers

Inis Meáin flowers

Just back from lovely relaxing week in Inis Meáin where there were beautiful wild flowers everywhere as well as lambs, calves , donkeys, hens, butterflies etc. etc.to see.It is really unspoilt  and not a bit commercislised, I've put up some photos to give you an idea of the gorgeous flowers.

Getting seedlings planted

11 May 2010 19:01:02
Getting seedlings planted

Getting seedlings planted

For the last week or so I've been planting my babies in various containers and in my newly extended  flower bed. This afternoon I went into sink or swim mode, sticking things into any available space as I'm off to Inis Meain tomorrow for a week. Hopefully there will be lots of wild flowers to see and take photos of and I'll put some up  when I get back.

This one's doing really well

08 May 2010 20:57:01
This one's doing really well

This one's doing really well

This Streptocarpus (Cape Primrose) was still flowering a t the beginning of December and it's way better than any of the others again now!

Lily of the Valley

06 May 2010 19:07:26
Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley

It's had buds for the last week or so but today it actually in flower. Only a few days late for May Day.

Oh dear!

05 May 2010 21:59:14
Oh dear!

Oh dear!

Came down yesterday morning to discover that one Amaryllis had taken a nose dive. I tried splinting it--before breakfast!--but it didn't seem to work so I've cut off the bloom now and put it in water.

Anyone know what this is?

01 May 2010 19:51:16
Anyone know what this is?

Anyone know what this is?

Bought a bargain in Woodie's today, 79c down from 2.99, But the man couldn' t remember what it was. Any suggestions? It's a perennial and quite small.

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