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29 May 2011 22:19:53
I havnt got much done in the garden lately, busy with other things and trying to get over a dose of the cold that has been lingering far too long and finally had to go on antibiotics. So just enjoying the garden stroll rather than hard work!
Thought the seed heads on my clematis were lovely, this is Maidwell Hall.
28 May 2011 20:28:56
Arum Green Goddess
A friend gave me this Arum Lily last year and only today did I notice the first flower! It being green I could easily miss it, think the white ones are lovely but I like this too and something different!
28 May 2011 20:16:14
We had planned to visit a Wicklow garden today with some friends and even though the weather could have been better we went anyway. The garden is called "The Rock" and is just off N11 in Kilmacanague. As the name indicates it is on a rocky hill with wonderful views of the Sugar Loaf mountain so even if you werent a gardener you would just enjoy the view. But the garden is one worth seeing, full of lovely trees and shrubs as well as a new alpine area and fernery. A really lovely way to spend an afternoon.
23 May 2011 16:49:45
Just home and after a long drive (a bit scary in the wind) I'm just relaxing by reading journals, havnt even unpacked yet, but had to take a photo of one of my new plants. Know Jacinta will love this wonderful shade of blue!
18 May 2011 14:53:50
This is my first year for these poppies, I bought a couple at Festinia Lente and Rachel gave me a Coral one (which has 4 buds). This is the first one to bloom called 'Manhattan' I love it!
I will put up a couple of photos in Spring album.
17 May 2011 22:07:44
If anyone wants.........
a piece of geranium at the next get-to-gether, I will pot up a few pieces after it finishes flowering. I will put a couple of photos in my Spring album too.
14 May 2011 20:55:20
I like this lupin
which I grew from seed last year
14 May 2011 10:41:14
Such damage :(
My little granson was here yesterday when we had a couple of very heavy hail showers and we were watching them batter the leaves on plants. But it was only now when I went out to the garden that I realised the damage that it had done!Leaves torn off plants!
This was a beautiful hosta which I had bought off Periwinkle's stall last year, my brother had donated it and I saw it first:). It was looking really beautiful and now the leaves are like this :(
Think I might cut them all off and give it a feed and let it come up again as I know they are going to look worse as time goes on. Another hosta is also looking battered.
It is really cold out there this morning, I'm wrapped up like an onion!
12 May 2011 08:00:49
Heliantheum 'Ben Ledi'
I was thinking about this yesterday. On a visit to Sallysarah's garden last year, she had a beautiful clump of Helianthemum in bloom at the edge of her border. Sally's garden faces the sun so it was doing well. Later that week in Westport I bought a TINY little plant from a man in the square. I took two little cutting from it, which rooted! So now I have a decent sized plant just coming in to flower. When it is in full bloom I will take another photo.
When I saw it in bloom yesterday, I just thought of its history and how I came to have it! Its such a lovely thing to be able to visit each others gardens and for me I gain more from them than from some of the big public gardens. My garden is fairly small. Sally, I hope some time you will be able to visit it and I will be able to return the pleasure we had visiting yours.
09 May 2011 20:17:02
After the rain
We had torrential showers here today, it has brightened out this evening and I lifted pots out of trays full of water just to let them drain a bit. Its amazing how things have really grown since the rain. I have an arum lily which has just shot up, 2 big flower spikes on my phornium, dahlias now really showing - wonderful!
Also the warmth in the air is a great aid to flowering, I was surprised to see my blue geranium (think its Johnstons Blue) had come out also my clematis Ruutel and also flowers on my acer Beni Otake, as well my Crinadendron is covered in red lanterns, better than ever although I do know some people lost theirs with the winter.
I have added a few more photos to the Spring album.
06 May 2011 22:26:10
Dodecatheon 'Queen Victoria'
I seem to have a lot of aphids in the garden at the moment. I was amazed to find some sort of black ones on the fatsia distorting the leaves, also on these dodecatheons and even on some primula, not to mention roses. The severe winter certainly didnt see them off!
I have added some photos of the dodecatheon in my spring album
04 May 2011 21:16:46
for the girls!
04 May 2011 21:14:55
04 May 2011 21:13:08
Colour close-up 1.
Just thought I would show you close up photos of previous
04 May 2011 21:09:46
After being reminded about the Japanese Gardens and as we had today off, we headed off there this morning and had a lovely day out, although a very cold breeze. Linda and others have lovely colour with azaleas and rodos so I thought I would show you this photo. I will not put up an album as you have seen Paddy's beautiful photos.
03 May 2011 20:41:00
Acer palmatum 'Beni Otake'
The wind yesterday left very little of the tulips to colour the garden, there will be a little lull now but the campion is giving very good colour and the alliums are almost fully out. However this Acer 'Beni Otake' is certainly a good colour. Thank you Periwinkle!
01 May 2011 17:02:06
1st of May - Another Beaut Day!
Two new flowers out to welcome in the new month, I have put the photos in the Spring album, (even though the weather is summer like!) the garden is really enjoying this wonderful weather.
This is Old Blush China - my Granny's rose and it never fails to bring back memories of a wonderful grandmother. I do pray my grandchildren will say the same some day!