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Jacinta D's Journal

Jacinta D's Journal June 2013

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Trifolium ochroleucon

30 June 2013 22:38:55
Trifolium ochroleucon

Trifolium ochroleucon

I love this sulphur clover too.

I love this

30 June 2013 22:09:18
D. 'Coconut Sundae'

D. 'Coconut Sundae'

I have a 'thing' for Dianthus. This one is looking lovely this evening.

Great Dealz

30 June 2013 21:34:22

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Got a tiny little Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin' in a 9cm pot in Dealz last year (€1.49). Forgot about it totally over the winter and was surprised when I saw new growth on it in March. I decided 'what the Hell', we'll pot it on and see what happens.

This is it today!

I'll be devoting a bit more attention to it from now on. Had one years ago and lost it.

Clashing colours

30 June 2013 20:50:10
Clashing colours

Clashing colours

Ok, my Mad Pink Poppies are sprouting all over the place. This evening after work, this area was ablaze with clashing colour, with my new orange rose in the background. I kinda like this. :)

Next year I will have to be a bit more selective in where I let the poppies grow. But for now, it's gooooood!! 

Small new area

30 June 2013 07:40:19

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During the upscuttle of plants taken out to accomodate the 'cave', the area beside my compost bin has become a dumping ground for plants waiting to be re-homed, and my plastic wheelbarrow, and odds and ends. Next weekend I'll be off so I plan on doing something about it.

While out with Gretta on Wednesday, I bought myself a nice new rose 'Wildfire' which is orange. Now there are already two roses growing in this area, one a deep red for which I have no name, and my other one rescued from Steve's job a few years ago 'Tequila Sunrise'. So the new rose will be planted beside this, and hopefully they will be happy together and easy on the eye!

Campanula

29 June 2013 22:21:56
Campanula 'Pink Octopus'

Campanula 'Pink Octopus'

Got this little dote last year. Happy to say it has settled in nicely here.

Poppies - again!

29 June 2013 22:05:48

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I decided to let the Mad Pink Poppies do their thing in the soil over the cave, as there isn't much else planted there.

This clump has at least 60 flowers on the way to opening. Pity they didn't all come out together. There are other clumps dotted around, but smaller than this one.

The early bird.......

29 June 2013 06:17:04
The early bird.......

The early bird.......

Herons get to know the regular movements of dwellers, like the likely time that one heads off to work, and when they are due home etc - believe it or not.

But I'll bet this one wasn't expecting me to come running through the patio doors this morning at 4.30 like a lunatic waving her arms in the air. 

"Ooer, I'm not sticking around HERE with THAT one on the loose. I'll come back when she's gone to work."

Time to Rock and Roll!

28 June 2013 20:58:10
Sanguisorba 'Rock 'n Roll'

Sanguisorba 'Rock 'n Roll'

Lovin' this Sanguisorba. 

Well, Hello there!

28 June 2013 05:55:34
Well, Hello there!

Well, Hello there!

Spotted this little chap in the carpark yesterday morning when I pulled in to my spot. Good to see this in the middle of Coolock.

What's another day - lily

27 June 2013 21:41:41
What's another day - lily

What's another day - lily

I like Hemerocallis. But I don't like their untidy foliage. And waiting forever for them to open up is a pain in the ...... 

Once they have finished flowering, they're being dug up. Plants MUST earn their keep in my garden. And these don't really float my boat. 

We live and learn!

Better late than never

27 June 2013 20:56:05
Better late than never

Better late than never

The first of my lilies opened in all the rain today. I got this one fairly late in the season last year from the only garden centre in Dublin City (Urban Plant Life). I think it's called 'Netty's Pride'.

Another plant id please!II

27 June 2013 20:29:57

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I bought this plant late last year. Unfortunately the label on the pot has disappeared. Is it Eupatorium (Joe Pyeweed) by any chance?

Plant ID please!

27 June 2013 05:55:41
Plant ID please!

Plant ID please!

This was in Gretta's garden yesterday and I just adored it. The flowers are a real 'Persil' white. Unfortunately Gretta couldn't remember the name of this plant but she has promised me a bit of it when the time comes for her to divide it.

Can anyone tell me what it is, please. 

Mad Pink Poppies

26 June 2013 07:04:57

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The first of my mad pink poppies opened yesterday. These just self-seed all over my garden. And every year they get shorter and shorter. This years lot are only about 2ft tall. Lots of bare soil over the cave this year except for these poppies. So I'll let them do their thing for now.

Have Passport - Will Travel

25 June 2013 21:51:15
Have Passport - Will Travel

Have Passport - Will Travel

This takes the biscuit altogether. It was donated by Fran. And very welcome too, despite Hazels warnings of it being invasive. However, when I discovered it growing on the opposite side of the garden that it was originally planted, I began to think twice about it.

But this morning, when I was watering my peppers in the porch, I discovered it in a crack in the concrete out the front. Freaky or what!!!

Recycling

25 June 2013 21:01:08
Recycling

Recycling

I'm sure I'll find a use for this 'cut-out'. Maybe attach some casters and use it as a pot mover?  What do you suggest?

I'm so excited!

25 June 2013 20:41:24
I'm so excited!

I'm so excited!

Tough day in work for me, AND Steve. But fair play to him. He was home before me, as usual. And when I got in he was 'stuck' into this new Boiler House door. And the best bit was when he cut out the hole that is to receive the Porthole window. Happy Days. Little amuses the simple.

Abutilon

25 June 2013 06:34:43

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I must have bought this plant at least 3, or 4 years ago. And as it is in a pot (what isn't here?) I had been able to bring it into the greenhouse over winter. However, I left it out this time.

It has NEVER been without a flower since purchasing this. So in my book, it's definitely worthy of a permanent planting place somewhere in the garden.

Anyway, I'm getting too old to be hauling big pots in and out. :)

Camellocarpus

24 June 2013 22:44:10

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Looking great today!

Getting our act together!

24 June 2013 21:57:45

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Ok, my 'Friends' Day has been cancelled. Or maybe just postponed! Steve came home with suitable wood to construct a new boiler house door. It's a start! 

We assembled it this evening, glued it together with strong adhesive, and clamped it tight. All covered with plastic for overnight. 

But this door will include a much-sought-after feature - a genuine PORTHOLE. It originally came from the M.V. Leinster which was a WW1 mail boat leaving Dunlaoghaire. It was torpedoed 3 miles south east of the Kish Lighthouse. Nice to have such great history adorning our garden. The door should be completed by the weekend. 

One major job off the list.

Low-maintenance plants

23 June 2013 21:24:23
Low-maintenance plants

Low-maintenance plants

Not a great day for being outdoors. A noticeable dip in temperature. But my sempervivums, echeverias and sedums are all looking great - and with no help from moi.

But guess what I spotted coming up from between some primroses?

Cancelled!!!

22 June 2013 22:05:03
Cancelled!!!

Cancelled!!!

In our 2013 calendar there is an entry for either Saturday 13th or Sunday 14th July for my 'Friends Day'. It was supposed to be the launch of the 'cave' and pond no. 4. This is its THIRD summer on the go. I feel like filling in the whole thing. I can't see it happening for this year. Work has yet to resume on it this year. But Steve has other domestic jobs that need top priority, that are a constant source of embarrassment. And besides, that's the weekend of Blarney in Bloom. Now where would YOU rather be? 

Nymphaea

22 June 2013 21:12:02
Nymphaea

Nymphaea

Another water lily opened up today. 

Another rose

22 June 2013 20:42:19

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'Sheila's Perfume' opened up today amid all the squally showers.

Morning, Jackie!

22 June 2013 08:42:59
Verbascum 'Jackie'

Verbascum 'Jackie'

You might want to head to your local Woodies today. Lovely verbascums just in.

Ratoath Rocks

22 June 2013 01:22:33

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Myself and Steve attended a charity event in Ratoath Garden Centre this evening highlighting the need for, and appreciation of Ratoath Cardiac First Responder Group. This organization provides fully trained and accredited personnel to an emergency situation within the critical 5 minute time frame. The volunteers provide CPR and AED support until such a time as the Ambulance Service arrive to the scene and take over necessary care. 

Ratoath also took this opportunity to launch the opening of their newly-planted gardens. Looking terrific in such a short space of time, and seeing much-sought-after plants growing so well has only added to my wish list.

The evening was such a success that they raised the necessary funds to provide Ratoath village and surrounds with another defibrillator which costs approximately €2,000.

We also had the pleasure of meeting up with Jemo and his lovely, lovely wife Maria.

Apologies about the 'bold' print. I blame the vino. :)

 

Salvia

20 June 2013 23:05:59

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Two salvias are looking well right now. Salvia 'Hotlips' started out with just a red flower, but has now produced its white bit.

Salvia nem. 'Ostfriesland' is exactly the shade of blue I covet for my garden. Jus' luvin' it.

Sweet Pea

20 June 2013 21:38:39

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I grew three different types of sweet pea this year from seed - Bridget McAleer, April in Paris, and can't remember the third one. I guess the one that opened today is the one I can't remember. Murphy's Law, eh? Hee hee. But it's gorgeous.

Best Wishes

20 June 2013 21:05:15

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This variegated rose is only a recent addition to my garden, bought last year. The photos really don't do it justice. But the underside of the petals are a pale pink and I can't seem to capture it too well on a photo. But really, it's one to look out for.

Emergency!

19 June 2013 22:02:27

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WHy is my Hosta looking this way? Could it be the sun having scorched it after watering (this one gets sun from about 4.oopm onwards). Or is it terminally ill? No sign of any pests. But it wasn't looking too healthy a few weeks ago when I planted all the hostas out. Please help!

Very excited with this.

19 June 2013 21:48:39

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This 'grass' was planted into the pond either last year or the year before. However, it has gained great growth in the last two weeks. It's planted in about 2 and a half foot of water. It can, in natural conditions, attain 72 inches. It looks taller than that, so I reckon it must be happy where it is. And it has even bulked up. But if you look at the second photo, you can see that the band around the stem seems to be the bulrush forming finally. Happy Days!!!

Great weather

19 June 2013 21:08:39

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What a day! But not very productive in the garden due to a tummy bug. Just lazed about as I was feeling pretty drained and exhausted. However, I did enjoy the sunshine.

SallySarah gave me a lovely Campanula two years ago that I have been waiting to open since then. It opened fully today and is such a delicate colour but a very robust plant. There are already some seedlings scattered around this original plant so I'm looking forward to it bulking up in the near future.

Thanks, Sally. It's gorgeous.

Bzzzzz!!!

19 June 2013 07:16:40

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Lots of bee activity around the garden yesterday, especially on these little primulas.

Small, but powerful

18 June 2013 22:02:34
Helianthemum 'Ben More'

Helianthemum 'Ben More'

Loving this little low-growing Helianthemum. Love its vibrant colour. And it has been flowering for about 6 weeks at this stage and lots more to come.

So early!

18 June 2013 20:44:17

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5 yrs ago, I awaited with baited breath all summer for my first water lily to open.

My precious Mam died in the meantime. But it decided to open on the day of her funeral. I have since called that very same nymphae (water lily) 'Dolores'.

Today, I was off and was doing a bit of weeding around the greenhouse pond. This one decided to open up today. Although it's not the same water lily, it's still very early. And considering that most plants are at least 6 weeks later this year, this comes as a very welcome surprise. And reminds me very much of my Mam - as ALL water lilies will do forevermore!!!

Oops!!!

18 June 2013 08:08:21
Oops!!!

Oops!!!

Yesterday evening, while cutting back Shelser's Knautia, I accidentally cut through the wire of our Rock Lights. Oops!!!

Kalmia

17 June 2013 23:31:02

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Pretty and all as it is, I don't think it's worth taking up a pot. This could very well be up for grabs.

At long last!

17 June 2013 22:42:48
Peony 'Bowl of Beauty'

Peony 'Bowl of Beauty'

Had a tough day today, starting at 7.00am.  Miserable day for an outdoor stocktake. But I got through it. And thankfully I finished earlier than expected. So I got my lupins and poppies cut back a bit. Off tomorrow, so will finish the 'tidy up'.

Was delighted to finally see my peony open today.

Complimenting partners

16 June 2013 21:37:18
Complimenting partners

Complimenting partners

I have a lovely clematis 'Niobe' in a large pot (thanks to Fran) at the downpipe in the yard to try desparately to hide it. I also have a nice trailing geranium in a small plastic pot that is strapped to the downpipe. I think they look well together.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

16 June 2013 20:47:32
Cordyline 'Karo Kiri'

Cordyline 'Karo Kiri'

My first visit to Jones's Garden Centre last year saw me coming home with a different type of cordyline. I was immediately smitten by its different qualities to cordyline australis. It's more squat and stubby. It almost reminded me of a pineapple. I had to have it, even though the Horticulturist on Duty warned me it is a bit tender.

It has pulled through this winter outdoors. Yea, it was mild, but long. I still love it. I don't know why. I just do!

Not a happy camper

16 June 2013 06:49:26
Not a happy camper

Not a happy camper

This will be the first year sincing getting my peach trees that I will have NO fruit. And it's my own fault.

When pollination time comes along each year, I take my paintbrush to them as they are in the greenhouse.

But this year I think I was a bit rough and all the petals fell to the ground as I was pollinating them. I should have known better. Grrrr!!!

Plant ID please again!

15 June 2013 22:28:09

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I sowed these seeds. And once I planted them out, the slugs attacked. So I began to lose interest. However, some survived. But unfortunately I tidied away the seed packs that I had sowed, so not sure what they are. I had thought Nemophila. But on googling, I know that's not them.

Hopefully someone can help.

Best Wishes

15 June 2013 21:14:37

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I couldn't resist this variegated rose last year. It was looking well this evening when it decided to open.

Mother Nature at her best

15 June 2013 20:13:20

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I was awakened this morning at 4.00 (a bit earlier than normal) by the incessant cackling of magpies outside. Showered, and put the kettle on. Poor Holly (cat) was being taunted and thwarted by two magpies and I wondered why. They never left her alone, and chased her up and down the garden. At one stage she nearly fell into one of the ponds trying to avoid them. One of them even dived into the shrubbery chasing her. Now that was brave.

It was only a bit later when I went out that I discovered a young dead magpie (obviously their chick) on the grass. It all became very clear then. 

I threw the dead chick over the wall and thought that would be it. But they were obviously intent on getting their revenge. 

Holly was only acting on instinct. But so were the magpies. I went to work quite distressed about the whole situation. I must be getting soft in my old age!!!

 

Smile, and the world smiles with you!

15 June 2013 06:14:17
Smile, and the world smiles with you!

Smile, and the world smiles with you!

I do love to see poppies at this stage. And the outer casing, when it falls,  would appear to be hard and shell-like, to a novice - until they touch it.

Freebies

14 June 2013 20:25:11
Freebies

Freebies

About a month ago, I noticed a couple of ferns growing on the inside of the shore in work - common fern and asplenium. It amazed me to see it barely clinging onto life on the downpipe. Yesterday, I managed to squeeze my hand down the shore and carefully dislodge them. They are now happily planted into my new Hosta Bed. Oops, it's no longer a Hosta Bed if I'm already adding more stuff.

Gardeners ARE optimists

14 June 2013 19:47:53
Dianthus 'Candy Floss'

Dianthus 'Candy Floss'

 

Such a horrible day and evening. I am drawing the curtains on the squally showers and gales of the evening. Can't believe the lights are on for the last hour.

But this pretty dianthus dared to open up today. There is always light at the end of the tunnel. :) Tomorrow's another day. Let's face it, it can't get any worse. lol

Plant ID please!

13 June 2013 22:09:25
Plant ID please!

Plant ID please!

This is growing in the greenhouse pond, together with a nice fern. But I can't, for the life of me, remember what it is. I love the glaucous foliage though. 

Can anyone help, please?

Protecting our feathered friends

13 June 2013 20:04:05

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About four weeks ago I found a birds nest in the garden centre. We have three trollies of reduced plants in our garden centre at any one go. And I found the nest sitting on top of a hanging basket destined for the skip. At first I had thought that it was just debris from a basket on the above shelf and thought nothing of it - until I inspected it further. When I realized it was a nest, I carefully removed it and re-located it to a quieter part of the garden centre, and took broken shells away.

However, I have been watching it carefully over the last few weeks and have seen no sign of parents visiting it. But today I spotted another little egg down at the very bottom. But it is an empty shell. A pinprick of a hole in it. Don't know what happened. I don't know what kind of eggs they are, but they are the size of a Cadbury's mini egg.

I took it home with me today, and will keep it for Wee Davey until he is old enough to appreciate what 'might have been'.

Clematis

13 June 2013 05:50:04
Clematis 'Bee's Jubilee'

Clematis 'Bee's Jubilee'

Clematis like to have their roots in deep shade, and their flowers basking in the sun. So I am amazed with this one that I have growing up the post of the Logia. Lots of flower buds up above in full sun have a while yet to go before opening. But the ones in deep shade are way ahead of the overhead ones. Hmmmm! Strange!

Calla lilies

12 June 2013 19:16:21
Calla lilies

Calla lilies

Surprise, surprise! These calla lilies overwintered successfully. Wouldn't have thought it was possible. It was a mild winter, but very long. But.....c'est la vie! Who's complaining!!

A change from pink, or white

11 June 2013 21:56:42
Armeria 'Ballerina Red'

Armeria 'Ballerina Red'

Armeria 'Ballerina Red'. 

I like these

11 June 2013 21:38:47
Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen'

Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen'

Got these alliums in Johnstown at the Christmas get-together. I like them a lot, looking especially attractive with raindrops on the foliage.

It just 'happened'

11 June 2013 19:42:18
It just 'happened'

It just 'happened'

When I planted this climbing rose last year (Graham Thomas), I had forgotten that my contorted hazel was planted nearby. 

However, sometimes things happen for a very good reason. They look good together now. :)

Hedge

11 June 2013 06:52:44

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Sometimes I like clashing colours, as with this hedge of Escallonia, and my deep red rose. Colouring up nicely!

Another rose

10 June 2013 21:21:31
R. 'Tequila Sunrise'

R. 'Tequila Sunrise'

This is one of my favourite roses in the garden. It was rescued from Steve's job a few years ago when a particular area was having a refurb. He's got taste!!!!

Tea and Ginger

09 June 2013 22:14:05

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Rachel gifted me with this hedychium 'Tahitian Flame' the year before last. It did nothing except 'foliage' last year. But it was over-wintered in the greenhouse and today it's coming up again nicely. Potted it up in this nice tea cup planter today. Hopefully this year I'll get some flowers. Thanks again, Rachel.

Guilty......as charged!

09 June 2013 21:46:17
Guilty......as charged!

Guilty......as charged!

I was off this weekend. And I can honestly say that I was guilty of one of the seven deadly sins.......Idleness!

But in all fairness, with the scorching weather that we have had, who could blame me. Today after taking Dad out to lunch, I just chilled in the garden with Steve, and a few bacardis. The weather is supposed to break after tomorrow. Actually, I don't believe that. 

I hope all of you have been enjoying the blistering heat like we have!!

Christmas Tree

09 June 2013 21:28:20
Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Yea, I've mentioned the dreaded word! I wonder how many shopping days are left?

But anyway, I thought that my buxus sempervirens looked just like a Christmas tree with the clematis flower on top like a fairy!!! 

Phew!

09 June 2013 06:09:09

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Earlier this year I absolutely HACKED my Fremontodendron back almost to the main trunk. I feared that I had killed it. Slowly but surely, new leaves began to appear. But I thought that would be it for this year.

'Lo and behold, it's flowering again. And lots more coming. Won't be cutting this one back again. Lesson learnt.

Salvia

08 June 2013 21:54:43

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Salvia 'hot lips' is just beginning to flower. No sign of white on the flower yet. But all good.

Hot, hot, hot!

08 June 2013 21:10:58

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By God, it was hot today. By about 3.00 everything in the greenhouse was wilting. I know that it's not good watering in such heat. But a few scorched leaves are better than dead plants. Tomatoes looking great - lots of fruits well on the way. Squash leaves were totally limp, despite having watered them at 7.00am. Mangetout produced their first flower today too. Love these.

Vibrant colours

08 June 2013 20:53:02

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I have a part-shade border on the left side of the garden. And lately I have been fed up looking at insipid, pale colours like pinks, and lilacs. The poppies have been beautiful, but not really my colour palette.  After my shower this morning while peering out the window, I spotted a lovely strong colour beginning to open. I had forgotten I had bought this one. It makes a pleasant change from 'girly' colours. I'm NOT a pink person really. 

Libertia

08 June 2013 20:26:30
Libertia

Libertia

I have this planted in a big container in work. It must have been planted about 3 yrs ago and is doing really well (more than I can say for my own one which I can't actually find as that border is so densely planted). I'm always reminded of 'Persil White' when looking at this particular flower.

Too hot for comfort

07 June 2013 22:45:27
Too hot for comfort

Too hot for comfort

Woah, what a hot day! And it doesn't help that our garden centre is tarmacadum. It seems to bounce the heat from the ground right back at ya! Drank at least two litres of water during my shift. I was desparately searching for shady spots to continue with garden centre maintenance. Felt positively drained by the time I got back home. So much so, that I decided to ditch the safety boots and heavy socks, and do a bit of weeding in the greenhouse pond. Ahhhhhhhh!  Bliss, despite the fact that I could feel underwater critturs nibbling away at my feet. Argghhhh!.  It almost felt like a fish pedicure. :)

Cut back this fern on the Island, but I can't remember which one it is. But it takes full sun, if that is anything to go by. 

I'm so excited!

07 June 2013 21:55:43

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I have bought seeds of Briza Maxima on a few occasions. However, as I didn't want to fail with these, I never got round to actually sowing them. I think they are the most beautiful grass going.

So you can imagine my utter delight this evening when I was in the pond weeding, and suddenly spotted something I didn't actually sow myself. It must have come in a pot of something that someone gave me. Happy Days! And thank you whoever inadvertently donated this to my garden. Lovin' it to bits!!!!  Now Steve REALLY knows I am a freak!

What's another rose!

06 June 2013 22:06:11

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Two years ago I added 10 different roses to my garden. I already had a lovely deep red given to me by my next-door-neighbour who moved to Cahore, Co. Wexford about 15 yrs ago. It opened today. It brings back great memories as she was a terrific neighbour in every way. My lovely climbing rose 'Paul's Scarlet' has also begun to flower.

Feeling Blue!

06 June 2013 21:02:32

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Not me, silly! How could I with all this excellent weather. Also, I got an e-mail from the Irish Garden informing me of a prize of a 10 issue subscription to this magazine. Happy days!

But my garden produced the first four blue flowers today - Clematis 'The President', Aguilegia, Lupin, and Geranium (Johnson's Blue I think).

Guess who.....

06 June 2013 20:15:54
Guess who.....

Guess who.....

was outside looking for breakfast at 5.00am?

Hosta

06 June 2013 06:23:38

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This is my latest purchase from Bloom. It stood out amongst all the others. I just HAD to have it.

I also finally got Veratrum (which Rachel had asked them to put aside from Leamore Nurseries) the day before. So grateful to you, Rachel. Can't wait to see this one develop.

And the third and final purchase were some Scadoxus multiflorus bulbs.

Lawn mower versus scissors

05 June 2013 23:00:53
Lawn mower versus scissors

Lawn mower versus scissors

It is getting to the stage where we won't need a lawn mower any more. But at the price of this electronic mower in Bloom, maybe a scissors would do the job just as easily.

Costa de la Hosta takes a new level

05 June 2013 22:00:39

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I have been aware that all my hostas will eventually need bigger pots soon. So, I got to thinking.......

The space between the hosta display and the Lower Pond was being wasted. The only traffic that this area gets is really when the Oil Man delivers in the winter months. So, the other day I decided enough was enough. Bigger pots need more space. And that's one luxury I cannot afford in a small garden. So I dug out a new border and planted most of the 26 different varieties. I know at some stage they will bulk up, and probably need MORE space. However, until then, I think they are happy to be out of their pots. I also think it creates a more 'finished' look to this area of the garden.......for now! 

Rhododendron

05 June 2013 21:31:35
Rhododendron 'Goldflimmer'

Rhododendron 'Goldflimmer'

I do love this Rhododendron with its variegated foliage. It has finally opened.

Miss Kanthus

05 June 2013 21:06:17
Miscanthus floridulus

Miscanthus floridulus

Here she comes again. I love the way she will eventually cover that horrible brick wall between me and my neighbour. It's small at the moment, but I look forward to seeing it's 6ft tall at least.

Back online 'proper'

05 June 2013 20:28:30
Back online 'proper'

Back online 'proper'

Woah, it's only been 5 days. But it seems like an eternity. But I'm back now, and hopefully the laptop will last a while longer before having to replace it. It's good to be back.

I have tried to post journals via my mobile on a few occasions, but it wouldn't 'publish'. The most I have been able to manage is a few comments on journals. But I'm back now, so it's all good.

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