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Dick's Journal

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A Short Walk in the Garden & Greenhouse

22 May 2017 17:35:07

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To day I was up early and determined to get to Mass again as it was my mother's anniversary. After Mass I had a great chat with Fr. Tom Little who like me is very interested in hurling. At about 11 a.m. the physiotherapist arrived and was very pleased with my progress. I visited the greenhouse tasted the grapes, good and sweet. I did a bit of work on thhe tomatoes removing the side shoots. Then I went out the front and took some photos: a fern I got from Martin B at Johnstown, Rose Ragusa and Rose Abraham Darby. This rose has excellent fragrance. 

Making Progress

21 May 2017 20:47:15

Out of Commission for a While

17 May 2017 18:00:53

Dawn Chorus

07 May 2017 20:56:34

My first Rose is open.

07 May 2017 15:23:28
Rugosa Rose

Rugosa Rose

A glorious day here in Carlow. Yesterday was overcast and cool but to day made up for it. In the afternoon, I brought out the camera hoping to see Abraham Darby fully open , but no. Then I spotted one hadn't expected, a Rugusa Rose. I got it in Co. Waterford some years ago in my sister's garden.There in another on the way.

Sun Continues to Shine but a Bit Cooler

04 May 2017 20:23:30

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Very little done to day except to take out plants to harden. A few photos. Improvement with Musa ensete but Magnolia on the way out.

Another Sunny Day.

03 May 2017 17:48:54

First day of Summer

01 May 2017 12:19:03

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True according to the length ogf the days and height of the sun but not so much for temperature. At 9 a.m. the temperature was a mere 8 C and quite dull. However the sun has come out. The Musa plants are out and the Antirrhinums are out  for the first time to harden. They will of course go in in the evening.

Name this Shrub

29 April 2017 17:38:55

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I have this shrub for years. There is a  great fragrance from it. It is quite hardy.

Epiphyllum cactus

29 April 2017 13:11:01

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I have a number of these cacti in the greenhouse and day after day they were not opening. To day the change came. Before I had the greenhouse, they were reluctant to open. To day when we had plenty of the sun when I had a look they were open. I can expect more. I also got through the post some time ago a different Epiphyllum type from Margot and am looking forward to see it in bloom.

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