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30 June 2011 16:43:09
Had a nice morning going round this garden in Blackrock with a friend and then she came here to see my garden.
Deepwell is a perfect garden for the house that sits above it and is designed a bit like an italian garden with box hedges etc. A beautiful house with tennis courts and swimming pool, beautiful lawns and trees. A sheltered area with herbaceous planting had good colour but really the garden's main feature is the symetary that one would expect of an Italian style garden.
I have put up some photos which you might like to look at.
29 June 2011 21:26:58
This little blue plant is in great flower at the moment
29 June 2011 08:58:02
The perfect spot for.............
........this Iris which I brought back from Donegal! Apologies if I put this up before, had the photo in picasa, just saw it again now! Its planted in now and looking good.
27 June 2011 17:33:49
Its begining to zing!
Just really enjoying this coming in to its own now, my "zingy bed". I just love it and will be boring you all to tears with more photos as the season progresses!
25 June 2011 22:09:27
I have two little clumps of these and really like them
25 June 2011 18:07:23
One legged Myrtle
I dont know if any of you watched Alan Titchmarsh last night in the garden with all the clipped greenery. That would get very boring for me but I do think a little formality is good. However the owner in this case must be a bit of a control freak! or perhaps it is lack of sophistication on my part:)
I have a varigated myrtle for quite a number of years and I think it was 2 years ago that I lifted the crown and made it in to a mushroom shape. However it had 2 stems. Yesterday I pulled one of the stems away from the other to see what it would look like and decided it would be ok. So I cut off one leg.
I am happy with the result. The tree has about a foot of thick trunk or less, so today I took pieces of epimedium from a plant which I have and planted these pieces around the trunk in the hope that next spring the thick piece of trunk will be hidden.
Quite a difficult job getting pieces of the epimedium cut away, had to bring out the carving knife! Who mentioned control freak? :)
25 June 2011 13:01:14
result of 5 mins sun
25 June 2011 12:59:44
A rose had broken off in the wind and I brought it in and put it in a vase on the table. The table is covered with a leather effect plastic coated tablecloth. The table is underneath a east facing window. I had opened the blind and gone in to the kitchen and whn I came out I noticed smoke coming from the table cloth. I couldnt believe it! the cloth was melting and so hot when I touched it. A lesson learned!
24 June 2011 21:35:27
I have this foxglove, if you havnt got it I can give you a seedling when I see you next.
24 June 2011 17:48:53
There are a few garden locally who open over the summer for Blackrock Hospice and I went to visit one today, it is near Bray. I was the only person there so had a great time being shown round by the gardener herself. It a lot of very interesting areas and well worth a visit. I have put up some photos in an album.
I loved the perfect colour combination of the rose and the tiarella
The photos are not the best as I only remembered the camera when I was leaving and the rain was starting then:)
23 June 2011 13:11:04
"Yummy" :) I got this as a seedling from Liga 2 years ago and it is now flowering and the bees love it.
23 June 2011 13:08:36
'I want Milk Chocolate'
21 June 2011 22:19:14
Mertensia maritima ssp asiatica
Only had a quick walk round the garden today and was surprised to see how much it had grown in 5 days (probably to do with all the rain) and how many things were now starting to flower. Such a pleasure to come home and walk round your garden after an absence! I am hoping to have a bit more time to enjoy it tomorrow.
I bought this in Hillsborough but I will have to move it where it wont be smothered in. It has pink buds which then turn to this lovely blue flower, tiny but I think very pretty.
21 June 2011 17:06:54
Tired but happy!
Came back from Donegal last night. Had a great weekend of Open Garden with Periwinkle, sun shone all the way until about 3.30 yesterday afternoon. I'm sure Periwinkle will put up a journal when she recovers. This is just one of her roses which was in bloom. I dont know the name. But it is lovely.
14 June 2011 22:32:30
Who gave me this ?
This campanula was coming up in my Drive Bed and I thought it was a seedling from a white one I had in another bed, but it is a beautiful blue and much larger flower. I think someone gave it to me last year but I cant remember who. I am delighted with it.
13 June 2011 21:11:00
Graham Thomas Rose
I bought this beautiful rose for my Pergola and today the first flower has opened and I am not disappointed. I just love it. It is Graham Thomas and I think it was a great choice. More photos in my Summer album.
13 June 2011 13:58:42
Aeonium simsii x Swartkop, Swartkop, Agave, Ludisia
Small, but I like it!
Thanks, Rachel, Bill and Hosta!
10 June 2011 22:15:47
My two - taken at Easter when Emiliana was home, she will be 2 in July and Dylan will be 3 in Aug.
10 June 2011 17:36:13
My first lily in bloom
06 June 2011 22:00:38
I thought I would lose this clematis over the winter. Ladybird was the first one to have this but she lost hers. But being a bit milder nearer the coast must have kept mine alive. It is coming in to flower earlier than expected and I really love it, very different from others I have.
I have some new photos in the Summer album.
05 June 2011 16:57:00
You're a great bunch!
I havnt had time to be on here much the last few days and have now been busy catching up. What a lot of journals in just a couple of days! Sorry I hadnt time to comment but I have enjoyed reports on Bloom, banter, different opinion, photos, plants etc. Thanks for all the contributions, its what makes this site interesting.
A little damp rain here early this morning but not enough to make any differnce to the garden, will have to do something about getting a water butt or two before these water charges come in. Everything is now coming in to bloom and even though there has been no sun today there are 3 blooms out on Rachel's Coral Poppy, very similiar shade to Helen Elizabeth. Many thanks, Rachel. A perfect combination too for a coral diascia which I bought last year, but will have to be moved closer, when will I ever get it right!
I had to take this photo as it made me laugh, the bud had opened but hadnt fallen off as the flower hadnt got the sun to open enough and so it looked like it had earmuffs on!
02 June 2011 22:13:16
Pulling out the grey hairs!
Another hairy day ! This photo shows a pot where I have grown dierama from seed. I have them in there 2 or 3 years and it is now bulking up. During the winter some of the long fine leaves turn white and I spent a while today pulling some of them out which improved the look. Wouldnt have the same effect on my head, too many greys!
What a beautiful day, spent the afternoon pottering and really enjoying the garden, hubby was off so we both enjoyed having tea in the garden. He did a bit of hedge trimming and I repotted up a camelia in a bigger pot and also one of the hostas, also planted in some of the last things in pots.
Love summer days like this and the lovely long evening!
Must go now and open a Summer Album.
02 June 2011 08:25:22
The Chelsea Chop 3
As you probably saw I tried twice to put up this entry so here goes again!
I went to the hairdressers yesterday, my hair is straight and fine and difficult to do anything with. but I always live in hope that the hairdresser can work some miracle and I will actually come out of the hairdressers PLEASED for once :O)
I did a bit of hairdressing yesterday myself, some clumps of campion had gone past its best so I cut those back, a couple more clumps were looking ok so I have left them for another day but will soon be past their "sell by" date too. Just like the hair, perfect for a few days and then past its best!
Then on to the hostas which had their leaves ruined by the heavy hail showers a couple of weeks ago. Must give them a feed today.
Then time for the Chelsea Chop on a couple of clumps of sedums!
Before I get too carried away with the scissors, would dead heading poppies mean they would send up more buds?
01 June 2011 21:31:05
The Chelsea Chop