a mediateam website

See a sample issue of The Irish Garden!








Jacinta D's Journal

Jacinta D's Journal March 2014

Last Post 1331 days 11 hours ago

I want these

31 March 2014 21:50:54

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Lovely wrought iron hanging baskets were lining either side of the avenue leading up to the Kilashee House Hotel and dotted around randomly. I want them. Or at least ONE!!

Jack & Jill Foundation Garden

31 March 2014 19:41:12
What's this please?

What's this please?

Had the pleasure of spending the last twenty four hours with my three sisters as it's probably the only opportunity we were to get to be together for a long, long time. One sister was home from Canada, and another one up from Tralee. So we seized this chance and headed down to the Kilashee House Hotel in Kildare, for an overnight stay yesterday. 

This morning after breakfast, I did a very quick trip around the Jack & Jill Foundation garden which is situated in the hotels grounds. Didn't have much time to do a full tour as we were anxious to hit the road home asap. And none of my sisters are really interested in gardens.

The Jack & Jill Childrens Foundation provides direct funding to families of children under the age of 4 with brain damage, who suffer severe intellectual and physical development delay. The Foundation enables them to purchase home respite care. The Government provides less than 18% of their budget so rely on fundraising campaigns to reach their target. 

I've put up a small album of the gardens, which don't seem to be of much botanical interest. But it's a childrens charity. And to my mind, it's got to be worth a mention. It may be worth re-visiting these gardens in a couple of months when the gardening season really takes off.

Carex oshimensis

30 March 2014 07:49:38

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

I bought this one last year as I love it's limey green colour. But this year I'm trying to plant out most of the stuff in planters. And do away with them as much as possible, especially the smaller planters.

So this lovely carex will get planted in the North-facing border as soon as the weather allows. The North-facing border will almost be devoid of any real colour throughout the summer, so I think the Carex might lift it all quite well, providing it likes part shade.

Another camellia

30 March 2014 07:28:31
Camellia 'Double Red'

Camellia 'Double Red'

Camellia 'Margaret Davis' has never had as good a year as this, flowering its socks off at the moment despite it being in a pot now.

And over the last day or two another one opened. Lovely strong colour. Labelled only as 'Double Red'.

Have a nice day, all you Mothers (and others).

Another couple of primulas

29 March 2014 22:44:38

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Another couple of primulas/primroses to flower still. But two more opened today, and these have self-seeded in the Alpine Circle. Going to be moved and divided as soon as they have finished flowering.

Last, but not least.

29 March 2014 21:36:57
Hellebore 'Double Ellen' purple

Hellebore 'Double Ellen' purple

My final hellebore opened today. Time now to put them to bed for the summer months.

No more sharing

29 March 2014 09:11:18
Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign'

Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign'

I got pulmonaria 'blue ensign'about three years ago, and have since divided it up and shared it around. As a result, I am now left with just a tiny clump.

Made a decision yesterday to just leave it be and let it bulk out before dividing it again. I am getting a bit fed up with the speckled leaves of the more common one, and have found that I tend to pull them up where ever they are growing in the wrong place. I would happily let 'Blue Ensign'spring up anywhere.

Mutant daffs

28 March 2014 22:29:04

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

I have a long window box planted up for the front window with violas, variegated thyme (just to be different) and lots of Narcissus 'Tete-a-tetes'. I know that tete-a-tetes can sometimes produce multi flowers. But I noticed this little one today that must be a mutant. Still very pretty though!

Anemone blanda

28 March 2014 21:19:00

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

I even love Anemones when they are closed in dull weather, like what we had today. But I especially love the way they just pop up everywhere. Even found some out in the front during the week.

Good things come in small parcels

27 March 2014 21:03:55

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Sadly I didn't get out to the garden at all today as we had a confirmation. And the next few days will be taken up with family as my sister is home from Canada for a short holiday.

But yesterday I noticed my Arisarum proboscideum (mouse plant) coming up nice and healthily. Each year I think that I have trodden it to death. And up it comes without fail. Love it when it develops the little mice. Sends shivers up some peoples spines. But I wouldn't be without it. I think I have shared this with a few people.

Counting our blessings

26 March 2014 23:00:28

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Just looking back at photos of 27th March last year. How awful it was to witness thick snow in March. We've been lucky this year.

Kneeler

26 March 2014 21:43:57

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Spent ages today out in the garage looking for my kneeler to no avail. However, I did come across these two cute garden goblins that were shoved in at the back of the bench that I had completely forgotten I had bought last year.

Never found my kneeler. Tomorrow's another day!

Dealz v. Erin

26 March 2014 19:43:54

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

In the last couple of days I have posted my opinion on compost quality. I bought a 10litre bag in Dealz for €1.49, sowed ALL of my seeds in it, and really should have gone out immediately to replace it with some quality stuff. Sowed lots of seeds, and have now dumped most of them. Things like Godetia, cornflower, cosmos, courgettes, tomatoes, melons, rudbeckia plus others. Some seeds haven't germinated yet, and I doubt if they will at this stage in the game. If they do, they will be transplanted into Erin as soon as they are big enough to handle. Dealz compost (Seery's) is ICKY, heavy, and looks to be a combination of garden soil and inferior quality compost. and very dry to the touch. Although it does have the benefit of Added John Innes, which should be an advantage!!!

Today, I managed to re-pot the courgettes as they are growing strongly at this stage, and needed potting on anyway. Dealz compost when watered, produces what looks like a little oil-slick on the surface. And the water just sits on top for ages. Don't like it. False economy!

Erin compost, which I normally buy, is soft, crumbly and damp(ish) when handling. Don't make a habit of buying compost in Aldi or Lidl, but it's got to be worth it purely for experimentation purposes. And it's not too pricey either. Some of you use Seed & Cutting Compost, and I have tried this. But I always end up using Multi-purpose Compost. I think it works just as well.

What is YOUR preferred compost for seed-sowing?

Would I ........

26 March 2014 08:45:34
Would I ........

Would I ........

be correct in thinking that these are Narcissus 'Hawera'?

Blown to bits!

25 March 2014 21:37:28

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

The front garden is still looking good, albeit the daffs having been blown to bits over the last couple of days. The 'common' ones have almost gone over, but they are being replaced now by narcissus 'Bridal Crown' which are definitely worth the wait.

Won't be long now!

25 March 2014 21:22:11

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

I only bought these hostas in Aldi about three weeks ago and potted them up immediately. Can't believe the growth already. In the greenhouse during night time, but out every day. Almost ready to flower. 

Stop-Start

25 March 2014 20:13:28
Pea & Bean selection

Pea & Bean selection

After getting a few errands out of the way this morning I decided to make the most of the lovely day that was in it. Went out to do a bit more weeding. As soon as I started, Deluge! This was shortly interrupted as I had to go visit Dad for a while, and when I got back it was just a repeated spell of frustration. Got very browned off as I can only weed properly from a sitting position. And still haven't found my kneeler that I now sit on. I am very aware that I am beginning to sound like a bit of a wuss!

I spent at least an hour out in the garage chopping wood to use as kindling for the fire - a job I actually enjoy.

Discarded loads of seeds from the propagator as I know nothing will come of them at this stage. I was looking forward to having some Godetia in the garden this year. I think that was one of the first plants I sowed from seed many years ago and they flowered their socks off all summer long. Also sowed basil which I have never had any trouble with until now. But these were all sown in Dealz compost. I should have known by its texture, content AND price that it was no good. You get what you pay for. We live and learn.

I gotta admit I do get a great kick out of sowing my own edibles. Yesterday I sowed some iceberg lettuce, and this evening I sowed Beans 'Purple Teepee' and Black-eyed beans. Just waiting for a mild spell to plant up my First Early potatoes that have been chitting out in the garage, and garlic doing well so far.

 

Honeysuckle

25 March 2014 07:55:50

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Last year I cheekily took a few cuttings from Greta's garden. I was immediately smitten by its rich deep yellow colour and have never seen this particular one for sale anywhere. Just googling and discovered Lonicera sempervirens 'magnifica' which looks very similar. Not saying its that exact one. But this is the nearest web photo that I can show you.

Just out there now looking around for any more possible geranium cuttings after yesterdays horrible weather. Luckily no more stems lying on the ground but hey, I did find the little pot that I stuck Greta's cuttings into last year. As you can see they didn't all take. But ONE did. Happy Camper!

The best of the morning

24 March 2014 21:17:23

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Well, as Jackie mentioned earlier, we both met up this morning. And a quick trip into Homebase was part of the deal. This particular store is half-covered in, but by God it is a wind-tunnel. Plants blown over all over the place. And I have found that Homebase's prices are getting more expensive. I bought some Stock, Wallflowers, and a Helichrysum (Straw flower 'Ruby') which I remember buying before for the front garden. Don't know what ever happened to it. But I was immediately drawn to it when I spotted it.

And of course we headed to the nearest Dealz after a quick cuppa and a natter. Not a whole lot to offer there at the moment but I did manage to pick up some Sparaxis (love these), Anemone sylphide, and Hollyhock 'Peaches and Cream'. Don't normally go for peachy/apricot flowers but I've never grown hollyhocks before as I've heard of so many problems with rust that I didn't think the hassle was worth it. But the flowers are soooooo rich looking that I just couldn't resist.

It was freezing when we were going around Homebase and I'm not a wuss by any means. The weather just went from bad to worse by the time I got home. Torrential rain and constant gales. So nothing for it but to plant up the new plants. Also sowed some Iceberg lettuce. 

I have sown lots of seeds in the compost on offer in Dealz. And let me tell you, it's crap. I've never had a problem sowing seeds in Aldi or Lidl compost. Don't buy the stuff in Dealz! For the extra couple of euro in other places, at least you can expect success to some extent. Lesson learnt.

Homebase plants still waiting to be planted, and hoping tomorrow will be more conducive to outdoor work.

Thanks for the coffee, Jackie.

My geraniums that I had taken out of the greenhouse a week ago to provide Steve with a bit of wanted colour have been blown to bits at this stage. Lots of broken bits on the ground when I got home, so I have used these as cuttings in the hope that they will provide me with the gorgeous colour that they did last year.

Not really 'gardening'

24 March 2014 19:34:01

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Ok, this post is not really garden related - except that it is a receptacle for holding flowers. 

I was given this beautiful Galway Crystal as a gift from Steve's father a while back. Only used it about 4 or 5 times. And I have always been very careful with it, and stored it in an out-of-the-way place so it wouldn't get broken. Lord knows, I can't afford much crystal in my life. :) -

But on 21st Feb, just 7 days after filling it with some gorgeous roses, the whole vase keeled over - broke at the bottom, and left water everywhere and a look of disbelief on my face.

Sent Galway Crystal an e-mail with relevant photos immediately. After one or two obvious questions about its use, and storage, today I received a replacement vase. And in fact, it's even nicer that the original one. Now that's what I call good CUSTOMER SERVICE.

Mine are only babies.

23 March 2014 21:31:23

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

But in the meantime, I will enjoy my neighbours Forsythia. 

Acers

23 March 2014 20:25:19

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

I planted two little acers in the North-facing border a couple of weeks ago and can't believe the growth on them already. They can only get better and better. Such cheery colours against a dark wall.

I wonder is there a spelling error in the name of the second one. Maybe it should be 'princess'.

Big improvement

23 March 2014 20:07:13

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Todays weather was a vast improvement on yesterdays. Didn't get outside until about 2.00 and had a productive time weeding. Before long though, my back started complaining so I continued it in a sitting position. Lots of weeds that have been neglected on the soil over the cave. And even though the soil is going to get shifted before long, the weeds had been doing my head in of late.

And of course, as soon as I started to enjoy myself down came a deluge. That put paid to weeding on my bum. And anyway, I should have been sitting on my kneeling pad. But it's buried under stuff out in the garage. Planted a few small things and little by little I am making a dent in my plants-in-waiting. 

I had been quite concerned about the geraniums I took out of the greenhouse last weekend with the harsh weather of the last few days. All is well, although they have been blown about a bit. Covered in a thick layer of fleece now as there is overnight frost forecast.

The greenhouse pond was looking nice today.

Plant ID please!

23 March 2014 19:46:02

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

I suspect that this is a weed. But I don't know which one. Help please.....before I decide to pull it up!!!

Sunflowers

23 March 2014 07:34:53
Happy Out!

Happy Out!

Last time I had the pleasure of my grandson over here he insisted on sowing some sunflower seeds to take home. Nothing came of them.

Yesterday David was very curious looking at all the seedlings coming up in my propagator and on the Living Room windowsill. So he was happy to go home with two proper seedlngs of Sunflower 'Earth Walker'. So much twine holding them up that it's hard to make them out. But David was happy out! That's the main thing.

Fritillary

23 March 2014 07:08:38

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Love this little flower. Year after year I forget that they are even there and nearly tread on them in my quest to photograph my Leucojum.

But I'm labelling practically everything now as work on the cave should be due to resume as soon as the weather heats up so, I'll need to lift a lot and put them into pots before they disappear altogether.

Perfect Pulmonaria

22 March 2014 21:57:16

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

This has got to be my very favourite Pulmonaria. It looked gorgeous today with a backdrop of primulas which aren't terribly visible in the photo and dropped scarlet leaves from Photinia. Maybe the photos will pass the 'Andy' test. LOL

Taking things easy

22 March 2014 21:23:17

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

They say that Idleness is one of the seven deadly sins. Guilty! But then I had my daughter and grandson over today to amuse me. 

When they left for home, I nipped outside, albeit very briefly, to see if anything else has opened.. It was such an awful day all day. 

Can't remember the name of the first camellia. Not 'Donation' or 'Anticipation', I think. And the label on it is so old it has completely faded. Maybe someone can remind me please.

The second photo is my C. 'Berenice Perfection' once again. But I noticed today that a lot of the flowers are actually opening back to back. Hmmmm, never noticed that before. Still beautiful though.

And of course, you know who the third photo is of. :)  Bless his heart, we had another creative session this afternoon. Beats getting soaking wet and cold, doesn't it!!!

Strange light

22 March 2014 09:23:54

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

As the sun was going down yesterday evening, the light caught the pergola in such a way that the whole structure actually looked like it was made from metal, instead of wood. Strange altogether.

Photo quality not great - sorry.

Corydalis

21 March 2014 22:20:21
Corydalis flexuosa 'purple leaf'

Corydalis flexuosa 'purple leaf'

This little plant was looking gorgeous today during a very brief respite from the showers.

Veratrum

21 March 2014 21:41:53

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

I bought Allium karataviense  'Ivory Queen' last year, thinking that the emerging foliage looked so much like Vetatrum (a plant that had been on my wish list like, FOREVER)!!!  Today, it was looking so gorgeous with a massive glob of rainwater in the centre.

I managed to buy Veratrum last year, thanks to Rachel having one put by for me. Have yet to see any sign of it though. Maybe a bit early?

Changing tastes

21 March 2014 20:51:02

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

I am the only one here who really eats courgettes! Actually, there's not a lot I DON'T eat!!!  So I usually only have one or two courgette plants on the go for myself, getting about 5 or 6 courgettes to each plant. Don't know what I was thinking when I sowed this lot. I think I just wanted to use all the seed up THIS year, as this packet of seed is about three years old.

Steve better get to like them this year as I can't possibly eat them all on my own.

March of Many Weathers

21 March 2014 20:17:10

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

This morning started out promising but sure as eggs are eggs it deteriorated as time went on. 

Didn't get much done today. Whenever I decided to venture outside, I was greeted by squally cold showers. Lovely sunshine in between, but never for long enough to get anything noteworthy done. And anyway, the legs wouldn't take it today. Was at physio this morning and as my good leg has been over-compensating for my bad, both are pretty sore and swollen at the moment. So I'm back using a crutch. Lots of rest in the next few days. The weather isn't to be too good for the weekend so maybe that's a sign.  Feeling a bit sorry for myself at the moment. So selfish of me, when I know there are people out there who are far worse off than me. So, apologies for the moan.

I managed to get a few photos today, that's it. Lovely to see the Spring growth on my Rowan.

Nice surprise

21 March 2014 09:56:38
Primula vulgaris

Primula vulgaris

Thought I had lost my favourite primulas at the back of the Upper Pond. So Greta had promised me a nice clump from her garden. 

But happy to discover on Wednesday that my own have appeared - rather late, but VERY welcome.

Greta, if that offer still stands, I will be delighted as I need MORE.  LOL

Saxifraga

20 March 2014 20:29:49
Saxifraga cortusifolia var. fortunei

Saxifraga cortusifolia var. fortunei

Love this particular saxifraga especially at this time of year when the red underside of the fleshy leaves are so apparent. And then there are the gorgeous sprays of spidery white flowers throughout the summer.

A small, but rich, very attractive plant.

Just in the nick of time

20 March 2014 07:13:14

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Discovered a 'forgotten' plant yesterday that Linda had kindly given to me at the get-together in January. Gosh, Rosaleen was lying limp and lifeless in its little pot.

Luckily with the three ponds there is always a drop water to hand in times of emergency. After a bit of resuscitation it has bounced back. Now, I better get this little beauty planted before gives up the ghost altogether.

Thanks again, Linda.

Bulking out

19 March 2014 22:16:39

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

I only bought this Kerria japonica as a very small shrub last year. It must now be at least twice its height.

Every year I admire this shrub in my Dad's garden. And it's when I see the open flowers that I realise I should have taken cuttings. So I bought my own one last year and certainly do not regret it. It's starting to look good now.

There's a reason for most things

19 March 2014 05:56:07

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Didn't get much time out in the garden yesterday due to family bereavement. But the short time that I did, I spent out in the front just doing a small bit of weeding and picking up litter. But that dreaded wild garlic is all over the place and my gloved hands were stinking. I'm thinking that Round-up will be the best solution. But if my neighbour doesn't control it, (he thinks it's lovely) I'm going to be re-applying for the rest of my life.

However, weren't my Hyacinths that I have planted near the door a treat for the nostrils. Just what I needed. Somebody was on my side the day I planted those out. I think in this case, PINK is my favourite colour.

Hopefully in the next day or two I'll get my latest indoor-flowering ones planted out too. 

Dicentra.....

17 March 2014 21:01:17
Dicentra 'alba'

Dicentra 'alba'

is already peeping up. 

A Never-ending Story

17 March 2014 20:23:38

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Not too bad out there today. It could have been a bit warmer, but hey, it's still March. I made a serious dent in my plants in waitng. Climbing rose 'Teasing Georgia' is making good progress after having been planted out from a big pot at the Loggia and got tied in.

I have made a ruthless decision of digging up my honeysuckle and Jasmine 'Clotted Cream' at the oil tank. I'm thinking that all the growth that grows over the loggia takes away a lot of light into the dining room during the summer months, and it is beginning to get a bit over-powering. Tough decision, but I think it's tme for a change. I'll take a few cuttings of the Jasmine before I get Steve to dig it up.

Today I planted out Pittosporum tobira, Francoa sonchifolia, Achillea 'Cloth of Gold', U4BA 'Whistleberry Garnet', Sweet Cicely, Euryops tysonii, Monarda, Variegated Lonicera, and Acanthus mollis. 

When I was finished with this lot, I suddenly realised that there were lots more to be planted after taking plants out of the North-Facing border to accommodate properly what's already there. It just never stops, does it!!! Wouldn't have it any other way!

 

No colour in the garden

17 March 2014 18:52:39

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Steve was remarking today that we had very little colour in the garden. Like, does he not realise it's only March!!!  So I told him to take a trip down Primrose Walk. "Primrose Walk"?, he retorted incredulously. Actually, Primrose Walk is only about 4 steps altogether. I have airs of grandeur here. LOL. Can't blame a girl for dreaming!Paving in this area has to be sorted out still, and lots more primmies to be planted. 

So to keep him quiet for a while I decided to take some geraniums out of the greenhouse to add that little boost of colour. First photo of 'Primrose Walk' is a work in progress.  If we get a frost and my geraniums suffer, he's definitely in trouble. LOL.

 

Leucojum

17 March 2014 18:31:49
Leucojum

Leucojum

My first snowflake has opened today. Dare I admit this, but I prefer these to snowdrops! Sorry, Paddy.

Camellia Mairin

17 March 2014 17:55:58

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Ok, since Mairin kindly allowed myself and Liga to dig this gorgeous camellia from her garden, it has come on in leaps and bounds. I sincerely thought that it would deteriorate rapidly being stuck in a half-barrel after having the freedom of Mairin's garden. Not so.

Looking at a photo of the whole shrub, it looks quite mediocre. So many more blooms to open, but the flowers close-up are just to die for. Gave it a good top-dressing of eraceous compost today. Since acquiring it, I have discovered it is C. Margaret Davis. Thanks again, Mairin.

Still alive

17 March 2014 06:06:52

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

While in Lanzarote about 4 years ago, I removed a small shoot from a plant in the little garden of our bungalow, in the hope that I could get it to grow at home.

Either Conrad or Bruno identified it as a yucca, but try as I might, I just can't find the journal specifying which one. But here it is this morning. Not a very attractive plant and doesn't flower. It was taken more for the challenge than anything else.

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY, EVERYONE!

"Help, Andy, please"

16 March 2014 19:41:29
'Help, Andy, please'

'Help, Andy, please'

This little U4BA is looking very nice at the moment. Love the colour. It was bought only last year but I thought I had stuck a label into the ground beside it. Wrong! But if my memory serves me correctly, I think Andy may have this one. If so, or if anyone else has it, can you tell me which one it is, please?

Not what it says on the tin

16 March 2014 07:31:00
Not what it says on the tin

Not what it says on the tin

Here is another of my recently-purchased Hellebores from Lidl. It's supposed to be Double Ellen 'Picotee'. Think it may have been wrongly labelled. I still love it though!

Ill-gotten gains

15 March 2014 22:40:46

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Pulled a bit of this up a few weeks ago somewhere that I shouldn't have. But it was screaming out to be spread around. Potted it up as soon as I got home. And only 5 weeks on, it has taken off. Hope I can keep it under control, and sincerely hoping it's not going to prove as difficult as Gunnera manicata!!!

Lazy Day

15 March 2014 21:01:54

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Original plans changed for today so I decided "what the heck". I have been feeling the brunt of garden jobs in the last day or two so decided to just take things easy and enjoy the weekend with Steve, and the great match.

I had been disgusted recently when I realised I had no Ricinus seeds to sow, but after spending a while scrubbing plant labels today, going through my seeds, and washing and storing seed bags, I discovered some Red Ricinus seeds that I can't remember who gave me. So chuffed with this find.

And I took out a heatmat that my Dad used to use in his Wine-making days as there is no space left in my heated propagator. Maximum temperature this gets to is 20 degrees so I'm hoping it won't actually cook the seeds. I'm thinking some seeds might actually do better on this, seems that there will be no condensation??????  

Sowed some Basil, Parsley and Chives, together with the Ricinus and a solitary Musa sikkimensis 'Himalayan Banana' (can't remember who gave me this, but it's in a seedaholic bag). Thank you, whoever it was. So the day wasn't spent in total idleness.

What a victory

15 March 2014 19:19:14

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Rivetted to the sofa like no other time. Wahoo!  We are the champions. Great result with the 6 Nations Cup. And the sky this evening was showing Champion colours too.

Happy St. Patrick's Weekend!

Tulip Time

15 March 2014 06:12:27
Tulip Time

Tulip Time

Lots of tulips coming up in the front garden and of course the little miniature one in the back 'Johan Strauss' has been flowering for the last two weeks. But this cute  one (medium-sized) is now open - T. kaufmaniana 'Fashion'. It contrasts nicely in the container with Phormium 'Platts Black'.

Lost label

14 March 2014 21:27:46
Lost label

Lost label

Another great spring plant is Pulmonaria. The speckled-leaved one seems to suffer a lot with browning leaves. But no so with this one. Not sure if it is P. majestee, so maybe someone can confirm please?

Blue

14 March 2014 21:10:05

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

In my Bank I have a few blue plants quite close to each other to bump up the colour and retain interest - Chionodoxa, Myosotis, Scilla and Muscari. Unfortunately you can't see all four in any one photo but believe me, it's Heavenly. I think the Muscari are stealing the show at the moment, so here's a couple of photos of same. I think they can only get better and better as time goes on.

 

Men At Work

14 March 2014 19:43:55
Men At Work

Men At Work

Got nothing done in the garden today as I had a man here installing Saorview. Getting rid of one bill which will be great. Steve took the day off to give him a helping hand. And I was the tea-maker, lunch-maker, cleaner-upper for the day. But during the domestic requirements, I had my Growing Tray out with seeds and compost. Spent an enjoyable time sowing. Haven't got many varieties done, but a lot of seeds of each.

I should have bought myself another Heated Propagator, actually maybe 4 more. Then of course, I would need to buy another two or three growing racks, AND move house come the time of potting on. This being at home is getting frustrating as I have all the time in the world now, and not enough space and not enough South-facing windows. Sowed Godetia, Cosmos, Cornflower, Striped Caterpillars and lots of courgettes. I feel a lot of delicious stir-fries coming on. Nom, Nom!!!

I just love ........

14 March 2014 07:08:45

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

If lupins never flowered at all, it wouldn't bother me in the slightest. I just think that the new foliage (and old) is beautiful.

Primroses

13 March 2014 21:00:27

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Delighted with the little collection of Primroses I have here at the moment. Great little plants for adding a bit of Spring colour, and they self-seed about the place very readily. Just put up a small album of what I have in the garden. And I count myself extremely lucky that none of them have been devoured by the dreaded Vine Weevil, to which they are so attracted.

My favourite ones are, and always be, the common hedgerow one, Primula vulgaris, and a lovely one donated by Myrtle. Unfortunately due to constant change in my garden over the last few years I no longer seem to have any 'vulgaris', but plan on changing that. Greta has kindly promised me a nice clump next time I'm down with her. And as soon as Myrtle's one has finished flowering, I intend dividing this. Apologies about all the weeds in the album. But that's an area that I am working on at the moment. Couldn't find my kneeler today so will have to weed from a sitting position.

The bane of my life

13 March 2014 18:49:20

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

I have a Gunnera manicata down at the end of the garden. It grows quite big, but probably not as big and rampant as those found on Achill Island, thank God. I have tried to get rid of it on a number of occasions in the past, and even pouring petrol over it. But all to no avail.

But I refuse to let it beat me. I have a nice few plants, also in this area. Today I was successful in digging up two massive root systems. But as I went on digging around the area, I had to be very careful not to disturb some cuter and more sought-after little babies. I managed to take up Hacquetia epipactus, and transplanted it into the North-facing border for safe-keeping. You should have seen the Gunnera roots that had invaded the root system of the Hacquetia. They were as fat as a big mans finger. And they travelled a good 6 ft either side of the actual Gunnera. And I think it can re-grow from the tiniest piece of root? And the weight of the root system was unbelievable. Scary stuff.

My garden is way too small to accommodate this giant. It was tough going and had to give up sooner that I wanted. So hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to move more stuff. Can't remember exactly where I have Cautleya spicata planted so I have to be careful. When that area is almost cleared, I'll be able to hack away, set fire to, or even poison this dreaded Gunnera. I actually love the plant with its very architectural leaves. But, right plant, right place.

And for once, I could NOT afford to throw the roots or stumps 'over the wall' in case it comes back to haunt me forevermore. This one is for safe disposal in the Green Bin. I am quite sure I'll get some new growth on roots that I have missed. But I'll keep at it. 

Anemone

13 March 2014 07:25:47
Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda are clumping up nicely here adding a great splash of gentle colour.

HAVE A NICE DAY!!!

Looking good

12 March 2014 21:19:06

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

I have three Yucca americanus variegata here. One in the Kayak in the front which won't remain there for too long as it has grown quite a bit, and two in the back garden. One in the greenhouse border and another one in a pot for now.

But the one at the greenhouse pond looked so lovely today, one could almost be mistaken for thinking it was mid-summer.

Another cracker!

12 March 2014 19:58:42

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Better not get too used to this fine weather. The old saying goes 'March of Many Weathers'. But what another great day! Went back to bed for an hour after Steve left for work, and left the fog to burn itself off.

It remained quite cold till about 11.00 when I was raring to go. Funny but the Greenhouse Pond which is in the middle of the garden was fine, but the Lower Pond, next to the house was frozen. That's never happened before. You'd imagine the house would have given the Lower Pond that extra bit of shelter.

Planted up the plants I got in Homebase on Monday into pots - Astrantia 'primadonna', Echinacea 'White Swan', Convallaria (Lily of the valley), and Gladioli bulbs 'Green Star' into a big grey pot. The contrast should be nice. And I love greenish flowers. Finally bought myself a Phlomis which I can't wait for. That's in the Greenhouse Border now.

Leucojum buds are appearing, and Forsythia and Kerria japonica are almost out.

Cut back Escallonia as it was beginning to get a bit out of control. And this bed is home to my roses (not as many obviously as Dick). But two of these roses are ones that have grown from cuttings. So proud of myself, having never attempted this before. So when the Escallonia was cut back, I dug around and weeded in this bed. Granted it's only about 6x6. But it was tough going. Not great at digging still. It was great to be able to work in t-shirt sleeves so early in the year. I need to sort out some kind of edging to help retain the soil in this bed.

Cleaned out the Lower Pond. It's great to see Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris) coming up already. Fed the fish, and topped up the bird feeders too. 

 

Deborah or Rachel, Help please!

12 March 2014 18:06:07

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Followed Rachel's sowing instructions for Amorphophallus konjac, and sowed these in grit and put them on heat. Sowed them on 5th March. They have germinated already. So, should they stay in the propagator till they are a bit bigger?

Foliage

12 March 2014 17:39:37
Sanguisorba

Sanguisorba

Had a great look around the garden today. What a cracker of a day again. I am admiring the emerging foliage of Sanguisorba at the minute. It always reminds me of a miniature Melianthus major.

Front Garden

12 March 2014 07:19:22

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

The front garden got its major make-over only two years ago. Must admit I have NEVER regretted this. The idea was to make it as low-maintenance as possible. It really only takes an odd visit to weed, and remove any litter that may have blown in.

And two years later, we still get people stopping to have a look and take the odd photo. The novelty has NOT worn off with me, I frequently get fed-up with the look of things. But not this time. The photos don't really do it justice. When you're out there it looks so sunny and cheerful. And finally the crocuses in the kayak have opened.

Trailing plant

11 March 2014 20:57:55

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

I bought this U4BA a couple of years ago, hoping that it would eventually hide the blue liner of the Upper Pond. It's doing just what it says on the tin already. 

Whoop! Whoop! Whoop!

11 March 2014 20:27:27

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Today was one of those 'to die for' days, especially considering it's only March. Unfortunately I didn't get out to the garden until about 2.30. So I planted in earnest. Got a lot of plants that I bought in the last few days planted so I'm pretty much on top of my 'to plant' plants. 

Put my three new primroses down at the back of the garden, and they look pretty chuffed with themselves already.

I planted a lovely white foxtail lily(Eremurus) that I bought in Ratoath on Friday into my blue/white/pink border at the far end of the greenhouse border, together with Anemone 'De Caen' and Achillea 'Red Velvet'. Lovely to see the foliage of Sanguisorba 'Rock 'n Roll' coming up too.

Planted Bergenia 'Baby Doll' down the back with things like tree peony, and a few older hellebores. After having taken out a few plants that I transplanted into the North-facing border, they have plenty of space to spread now.

I planted some Watsonia 'Red' and Lysimachia punctata into the 'hot' border. Also replanted my Melianthus major that I had dug up and potted for the winter. It should now be ok to leave this in situ in future as I have it about two years now.

Planted Dryopteris sieboldii and a small acer into the North-facing border, and Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black' into the Bank. It should do well in this area as it is pretty well-drained. Love this plant. 

 

And butterflies

11 March 2014 19:05:35

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Lots of midge around all day with todays sun, and I'm thinking plenty of food for the froggies. I did see a butterfly in the Garden Centre in late November but that doesn't count. I saw my first of the year today.

That time of year again....

11 March 2014 18:04:13

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

...... when Steve comes home from work and says 'Hello' to the froggies before he says 'Hello' to me. LOL

Hellebore

10 March 2014 21:43:16
Hellebore

Hellebore

My Double Ellen 'Rose' from Lidl opened today.

Front door

10 March 2014 21:25:41
Front door

Front door

For the last couple of years I have planted out my hyacinths after being treated to their gorgeous scent indoors. Have them planted just outside my front door. What a scent coming into the house!!! I have a few more to plant.

Paintbrushes

10 March 2014 20:42:19
Paintbrushes

Paintbrushes

It looks like I'll be doing some hand-pollinating with the paintbrushes tomorrow.

I've never seen so many flowers on my Peach trees as ths year. But as they are planted in the greenhouse soil, there isn't enough bee activity to pollinate them. That's where my artists brush comes in very handy.

Oops! I've done it again!

10 March 2014 20:15:48

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Met up with Jackie this morning for a quick visit to Homebase and a cuppa. I haven't been to Homebase for at least 6 months so I was dying to see what they had to offer for the coming season. Not a whole lot really. And the multipack bedding looked like it had been there a while. However, that's not what I was looking for.

I bought Astrantia 'Primadonna', Echinacea 'White Swan', Gladioli 'Green Star', Lily of the Valley and another nice primrose 'Suze'. 

I had great intentions of getting lots done today but unfortunately I was really feeling the effects of lack of sleep over the weekend so decided to do very little. Hopefully tomorrow. It's good that we can now rely on the weather a bit more at this stage.

My tomatoes didn't survive my absence over the weekend so I was hoping to get some seedlings in Homebase. But they didn't have any. Normally these come in around the 1st March. So I sowed some more this evening. Now that light levels are increasing, they should have a better chance of survival.

In Ratoath on Friday I bought Bergenia 'Baby Doll', Dryopteris sieboldii, Eremurus himalaicus, Primula 'Zebra Blue'.

Plenty to keep me busy tomorrow. And the soil is drying up noticeably too which can only be good.

Mission accomplished

10 March 2014 18:09:40

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

The frogs have done their business. Now, really looking forward to having them hopping all over the garden for the summer.

Pak Choi

10 March 2014 08:25:40
Pak Choi

Pak Choi

I like to have the odd bit of 'edibles' growing even throughout the colder seasons. So I planted up this small window box with lettuce and pak choi in autumn. However, I think the foliage of the pak choi is just too pretty to eat.

But now that the selection of bedding is more available I may just put the pak choi (chinese cabbage) to its proper use today. 

Home Sweet Home

09 March 2014 19:53:36

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

No gardening done for the weekend. But I had a ball catching up with my two best friends in Co. Meath. As you already know, Greta and I chilled out on Friday in Ratoath Garden Centre, Ashbourne, and bought a few bits. Yesterday I spent the day with another very dear friend whom I met about 31 years ago. We were best friends way back then, and still to this day. Don't get to talk or meet up very often but we always just pick up where we have left off. 

Met up with Greta again today and we went to Beechmount Garden Centre in Navan and Greta got the 'plastic' out yet again. I spent very frugally, buying just one plant here - Primula 'belarina' a very pretty creamy yellow double. Lots to keep me busy in the garden tomorrow if the rain stops.

Need to catch up on a lot of  zzzzzzz's tonight as I have only had about 4hrs sleep since Friday. :( Great weekend, but also great to be home.

Good for the soul

07 March 2014 09:59:41
Good for the soul

Good for the soul

Just back from Beaumont Hospital. I must say I was very impressed with the grounds. Grass has all been freshly cut, edges neatened, the sun was shining brightly, and beds have been planted with super-cheery colours. The weather is definitely on the 'up'.

Bedding Cyclamen

05 March 2014 21:48:33
Bedding Cyclamen

Bedding Cyclamen

Bought three years ago. And for a change I planted them out, rather than keeping them in pots. They always just rotted off and I discarded them. Until I bought these. They are flowering for the third year running. They are planted in a well-drained area on the Bank, so maybe that's how they want to grow. Not bad for €3.99.

Plant ID please!

05 March 2014 20:39:10
Plant ID please!

Plant ID please!

I bought a beautiful white Camassia a good few years ago. The second year I had it, the slugs and snails ate it to bits. Eventually all the plants around it grew so large that I could no longer see it. I thought that it had just perished. But after clearing a large section on the Shady Border today I noticed this growth that reminds me of Camassia foliage. Would I be right, by any chance? Or is it too early to see any growth? If it is a Camassia, VERY HAPPY DAYS!!!!

Whack-attack!

05 March 2014 19:58:49
Phormium 'Sundowner' gets released

Phormium 'Sundowner' gets released

Try as I might, I just couldn't get this phormium out of the pot that it has been in since buying it about 8 years ago. And impatient as ever, I just couldn't wait for Steve to come home from work as I wanted it planted NOW! So I had to take a hammer to it. It's not as if I needed the pot or anything. But I do like BIG pots. 

A Pet Day

05 March 2014 19:14:30

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Got bits of shopping done very early this morning so I could get out to the garden nice and early. A bit dull, but at least it was mild and dry. Still working on the North-facing border today. I finally got the Cotoneaster AND the Phormium planted into this border, which I am delighted with. These were in big, really big pots, and positioned around the perimeter of the Lower Pond.

They were actually spoiling the view of the pond. Took a nice Carex buchananii from the end of the garden and transplanted it into this area too. I'm so used to having plants neck and neck together to get as much as possible out of my garden. But in reality, I'm not doing the plants many favours as they cannot possibly grow to their full potential in limited spaces. Slowly but surely I am learning from my mistakes. It's about time too.

A lot of plants that I had taken out to facilitate the 'make-over' will possibly NOT go back. So I'm left with the dilemma of what to do with them. Very happy with the results so far on this border. Still a bit more to do. But my back can only take so much abuse. Feeling quite achey this evening.

But standing back and taking a critical look at my work, I am happy with what I see. The Carex was totally hidden down at the end of the garden. I can now even see it blowing in the wind from the dining room. And during my transplanting spree I spotted a couple of nice rocks completely hidden by plants. These were taken out and I will use them, and a couple more that I found elsewhere to embed into the Bank beside where the final pond will be.

Weeded and top-dressed my Acid Triangle, and it's now looking great. Lots of new growth on my blueberry bushes.

Finally got round to sowing little Amorphophallus konjac bulbs that Rachel gave me, into horticultural grit, and they are now on a bit of heat.

Reduce, re-use, recycle

05 March 2014 17:03:56
Reduce, re-use, recycle

Reduce, re-use, recycle

I'm a hoarder by nature. Luckily so is Steve. But to accommodate all the junk we hoard, our double garage can't even fit one car into it. 

However, today I noticed that our apples were going a bit wrinkly. So even though I had filled up the feeders earlier, I found an old colander and used this to put the chopped up apples into rather that a dish. Great drainage, and no mess on the grass either.

Anemone

05 March 2014 07:56:43
Anemone

Anemone

I was given this very pretty Anemone a few weeks ago. It's producing another amazing coloured flower. Very hard to capture the true blue in a photo but I'm so in love with it.

Thanks again, Jackie.

The Bank

04 March 2014 22:02:01

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Primrose Bank has NO primroses planted into it any more. Instead they were transplanted into the area behind the retaining wall at the Upper Pond. So Primrose Bank it is no more. More like Spring Bank, with things like Cyclamen coum, hederifolum, low-growing Salvia, Leucojum, Sedums, Narcissus 'tete-a-tete's', Myosotis, to mention but a few.

This bank is looking lovely at the moment. The spoil from the latest pond was literally just thrown up on top of existing soil so it's quite a mound at this stage. But it's beginning to slide down onto the pathway that runs down the length of the garden. The soil needs a barrier to prevent it disappearing altogether. A job for tomorrow, hail, rain or snow!

Oops!

04 March 2014 20:53:41

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

While digging around the North-facing border today, this big fella suddenly jumped out of nowhere. We were nearly having Frogs Legs for dinner instead of pancakes. The spade nearly spliced through him. Frightened the Bejaysus out of me. But heck, look at the size of him/her!

A few bits

04 March 2014 19:39:04

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Wasn't free for the garden until about 2.30 today. Still in the process of shifting things around in the North-facing border. But it's definitely beginning to take shape. I still don't have any climbers in situ to cover the brick wall. But that's actually not bothering me right now.

Didn't get to plant the Cotoneaster 'Coral Beauty' as I had intended yesterday. But it does look like the weather is beginning to settle a bit so no hurry. I moved a few more things down to the wall of the Upper Pond. I transplanted the last of my galanthus (bar the baby 'Spindlestone Surprise'). This one is staying in the retaining bed behind the Upper Pond so I can monitor its growth over the next year or two, and hopefully I'll see it bulking up. Until then, it stays where it is.

I also transplanted another fern. Don't know its name. But it's quite like one I had transplanted earlier 'Blechnum magellanicum', only it has much shorter, and more squat leaves. I have to be careful to leave a bit of space for the lighthouse that has been taken into Steve's job for a 'make-over' during any free time he may have. I'm hoping I have given these plants enough growing space.

Camellias

04 March 2014 17:52:17
Camellias

Camellias

Clara posted a beautiful photo of some of her Hellebore flowers in a gorgeous dish yesterday.

A few flowers from my Camellias were lying on the ground this morning when I went out. But these Camellia flowers work just as well, I think.

Photinia

04 March 2014 09:53:02

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Photinia 'Red Robin' is looking lovely in morning sun today.

What a waste

03 March 2014 20:10:56

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

I was itching to get out all day, but I spent most of the day doing a major clean-up after the chimney fire last night. Pictures came down off the walls and had to be cleaned, and chesterfield suite covers had to be thrown into the washing machine. One advantage to having a lovely day today was getting them out on the line and dried, and are back on the furniture and smelling oh so sweet. The soot had even ended up on the kitchen windowsill and shelving units in the dining room. What a waste of time that could have been spent out in the garden.

When all the cleaning was done I decided on minimal tasks outside. I neatened the Hosta Bed edge today. The soil there has become quite compacted over the winter months with the oil man delivering, but I'm a bit sceptical about loosening up the soil to allow the hostas to come through in case I damage them in some way.

I managed to plant my Malus 'Red Sentinel' into the North-facing border. This part of the border will get sun throughout the summer, but only from about 3.00 onwards.

However, the Malus is planted now into the spot where I kept the pot and it has done really well in that time. So I know it's the perfect place for it. The worst part was digging down deep enough to get it planted properly. However, job done and I'm sure he's a happy camper having his freedom at last. Hopefully I can get the cotoneaster done tomorrow. But ths is in a much bigger pot so I'll have to dig down deeper. Pain!!! Also transplanted some Galanthus into this same area. That was it, as the soil and grass was so soggy after the constant rain from overnight that I felt I was doing more harm than good.

Flowers

02 March 2014 23:23:54

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

My first peach flowers started to open today. And looking at the amount of flowers to open, it looks like I might even have a half-decent crop this year. I guess tomorrow I might be doing a bit of hand-pollnating. Happy Days!

While the cat's away

02 March 2014 22:27:38

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

While myself and Dad went to lunch today, Steve got to work on repairing the spade he broke. Came home and he was just finished the job, and had used galvanised paint on the blade, and more importantly the part that the handle sits into. This will delay any possible rusting in the future. Nice job, Steve. And as it happened, the weather was so wet that I never got to try it out. Hoping for a good dry spell tomorrow.

Neighbourhood Watch

02 March 2014 20:12:20

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

I'm not part of this organization. But today I blessed my lucky stars that we have such good neighbours.

Steve was upstairs putting the finishing touches to my old Box-room that he has now converted into an Art room. I lit the fire and came in here to use the computer. Half an hour later my neighbour called to the door. I could barely see him as the road was engulfed in smoke. Little did I realise that it was OUR smoke. And there were flames coming out of the chimney. 

Thanks to Steve's quick and sensible reactions, he very soon had the fire under control. So much smoke and soot everywhere, so if it's sunny out tomorrow, I guess I'll be stuck indoors trying to eradicate all the dirt and soot, and shop for new soft furnishings. We were very lucky. Thank you so much, David. It would have been so easy for him to say to himself, "Ah, yea, someone must have a chimney fire somewhere", and leave it at that. It would have probably have cost about €600 to call out the Fire Brigade.

Garden ornaments

01 March 2014 22:51:17
Garden ornaments

Garden ornaments

Gardens are not just about plants, in my opinion. I think that ornaments play a vital role here too, whether they evoke feelings of tranquility, nostalgia, tackiness or just pure fun. They basically reflect the gardeners personality. I've put up an album of a few that are dotted around my garden. One can never have enough.

Woman on a mission

01 March 2014 19:51:20

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

When you want something done, you do it yourself. The blade part of the spade is now heating up on the open fire to burn out the remnants of the old, broken handle. Does Steve not realise that I wanted this, like, YESTERDAY!!!!!

 

There's a reason for most things

01 March 2014 18:58:01
There's a reason for most things

There's a reason for most things

And the reason I extended (slightly) the North-facing border today was so I could finally plant out the plants that are in the pots around the Lower Pond - Cotoneaster 'Coral Beauty', Malus 'Red Sentinel' and Phormiums 'Sundowner' and 'Alice Blackman'. I just hope the phormiums don't bulk out too much. The Cotoneaster and Malus make good companions as they both obviously have lovely red berries (but of different sizes). The plants in question are on the top left of the photo.

I want to do away with these pots, as the whole point of the Lower Pond is so we can actually see it when we sit out at the patio on a summers evening. And it will give it a less-cluttered appearance. I also intend doing away with the existing netting around this pond, but hope to construct some kind of low fencing (maybe a foot in height) just to deter any perusing herons.

Productive day

01 March 2014 17:53:21

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Great day here in the Capital. At 5.00am this morning I was sowing Cabbage 'Red Mammoth' seeds, Watermelons, and radishes with a difference. They look like long white carrots. Haven't grown these before but I have the seed a couple of years so hopefully they will germinate, and actually thrive.

At one stage today I was out there without my fleece. Got to work immediately hacking away to neaten all (well, most of) my edges. My edges are encroaching on the existing lawn. And with the North-facing border I had to be careful to actually leave enough space for the lawn-mower to fit through. This new border, at its widest point, measures about 12 ft. Music to my ears. And I have lots more to plant there too. When the weather warms up a bit more I will sow grass seed where the muck was thrown over the existing lawn.

Basically that was the sum content of my days work outdoors. But the place looks soooo much better. Now I'm NOT ashamed to post a few photos of my garden. Mind you, if I had a spade it would make life a lot easier. So much more work to be done, but that's for another day (maybe tomorrow).

A good start to March. Cheers, everyone!

Hostas

01 March 2014 05:45:35
Hostas

Hostas

Got these little hostas in Aldi last week and potted them up as soon as I got them home. They are almost lookng like they have been growing all summer with the growth they've put on in just one week.

Happy March to all!

Members

Garden.ie Members

Not a member yet?
Join now to:

Join Now

Existing Members


Forgotten password
 

Garden.ie CLUB

Join Ireland's first online garden club! Share pictures of your garden, make new friends and chat with other gardeners. It's simple to join and free! Register Here

Featured Members


Know-How!

Thousands of gardening facts at your finger tips:


Ask Gerry

Gerry DalyTry our unique advice service from editor Gerry Daly. Got a question right now? Search here to see if it has been answered already:








a mediateam website



©2017 Garden.ie. Mediateam Ltd, Media House, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18.


Tel (+353 1) 2947777 Email info@garden.ie

Website Design by KCO.ie