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Tulip addiction

11 November 2017 17:37:13

It's a park's life

16 September 2017 09:22:24

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didn't realise that this prog is on every WEDNESDAY RTE for about 6 weeks.  PHoenix Park is tHe subject.  Will catch the last two episodes on the Internet.  Just heard abt this on gdn prog with Mid-West radio.

Before and after buy

31 August 2017 07:35:37

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I spotted this neglected container at a Saturday bazaar I went to.  I could see the potential in this heavy terracotta container and got it for 4 euros.  Repotted it with Semperverens and gave the Aleos new homes which I will take to my gardening club.  I think they are Aleos!!!!

took these photos before advice from Peter..............

 

Testing photo taking!

15 August 2017 06:53:15
Recycled log

Recycled log

have had this old log for quite some years and really just had stones on it.  Tidying up shed I found two flat back baskets and a down lighter shade.  planted up with what I had left in greenhouse.  Peter put in screws to take planters.   Just took photo to test if I can get it right way up when posting!!!

A charity shop buy

14 August 2017 07:09:46
wooden planter

wooden planter

bought this collapsible wooden planter - needed some TLC so I got it for 3 euros.  Peter sorted it out!!!!!  Looking good with the sweet pea!!!!

Gladiolus

26 July 2017 07:41:58

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To be quite honest Gladiolus was not one of my favourites!!!  Mainly because of the problem of staking them securely - now I'm finding myself going down first thing every morning to see what new colour has appeared.  Peter bought them in Lidl and sowed them in the veggie plot.  One of his favourites - made a support frame for them.  They make great cut flowers but can I take the scissors to them............

Gardeners world

12 July 2017 20:46:29

July colour

09 July 2017 09:09:35

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this is my shed border with clematis Hagley HYbrid and a yellow thalictrum, same as one that Jacinta has.  We (the royal we) emptied the compost bins yesterday- 2nd lot this year.   Verbascom seedling thriving on it!!!!

Not your normal journal for a gdn visit!!!

07 July 2017 10:11:28

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Last Tuesday along with other members of the Westport GIY, we set off with some trepidation to visit a garden.  Most of us hadn't even heard of this garden  - all we knew was that the final part of the journey would be by boat!!!!  So the journey began, first heading to Achill Island and from there travelling a couple of miles which took us down winding lanes, we arrived at a quay to catch the local small boat to Inis biggle.  The sea looked choppy but wearing our life jackets we calmed ourselves with the thought that people are travelling week in week out, back and forth on this mode of transport between the islands...........  arriving in Inisbiggle there was a bit of a walk before we arrived at the garden.  

Our journey was worth it, the garden was a jewel set in a windswept small island.  The owners had designed the garden with cleverly placed hedged windbreaks that enclosed different 'rooms'.  This, of course, solved the problem of growing plants in an otherwise inhospitable environmen.   Plants included the black leaf Aeonium,  even cacti, a glorious large  Australian 'bottle brush', the giant Echium and the bedding echium, made a note of the latter as seeds were just thrown into a border, thus plants were growing in a lazy clumping manner, unlike the normal bedding style I know.  GLorious hollyhocks stood tall and straight contained within their sheltreed 'room'.   And there  were two separate ponds, a large home-made lean-to.  A wonderful mixed hydrangea hedge took my eye as we entered the garden.    WOuld I like to live on this island - no no no.   DRawbacks, no shops and no school and I would not fancy that 10 minute boat ride in the winter!!!!      But I'd go back!!!!!!    I will see if I can put An album up.  3 photos here.

 

 

 

 

 

Epiphyllum houseplant

30 June 2017 09:47:47
Houseplant

Houseplant

I love the flower on it.   Leaves, I have to say, are not that nice!!  THe flowers are highly scented.

 TOmorrow  and Sunday Westport Holy Trinity Church hold their ANNUAL FLOWER FESTIVAL.  All proceeds go towards the restorations to the church and a donation will also be made to the local hospice.   Craftwork items also for sale and a display of Flower Arrangements will be in the Church itself.  YOu won't go hungry either as there will be refreshments available.  I do hope the weather improves!!!!  I will be manning the plant stalls.  WE have loads and loads of plants for sale, including some of the Epiphyllum!!!!! So if you are near enough to Westport please call in to this Special event.

 

 

Plant ID

25 June 2017 20:06:58

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today I helped out at a local gdn, part of the clewbay garden trail.  Owner, Deirdre is mad on seed sowing.  Was given seeds to sow and pictured plant is the result.  We couldn't think of a name, but now I am thinking cockatoo plant but that usually has red flowers.  Anyone ou there who can identify it please.

Has any been watcing

25 June 2017 08:39:11
Clematis carnaby

Clematis carnaby

the autistic gardener on a Saturday eve.  Clematis pictured has taken off after 3 Years!!!

Pink Rhododendron

25 May 2017 06:33:33
pink rhododendron from a layered branch

pink rhododendron from a layered branch

This is another reclaimed Rhodo and one we can see from our kitchen window.  It's slightly darker pink than in the picture here.   Enjoying the glorious weather here and watching Chelsea in the evenings is a bonus.  I wish though they would show more plant stands displayed in the Grand Pavilion.

Rhodies in woodland area

17 May 2017 08:13:11

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We have a small woodland area at the top of our garden.  I have a few rhododendrons which came from naturally layered cuttings that I found in an old garden (with builder's permission).  I cut them off from the parent plant and potted them on - must be 6 years ago and now they are growing in my garden!!!!  Looking forward to the lilac coloured one which has just started to come into flower.  No names I'm afraid.

Amaryllis & Billbergia nutans

11 May 2017 07:26:43
Amaryllis and billbergia nutans houseplants

Amaryllis and billbergia nutans houseplants

This is the second of my neglected Amaryllis to come into flower - a nice striped one.  I have one more to come into flower - stalk about 6" high at the moment.  Will look after them properly this year!!  The Billbergia nutans has just started into flower - a striking houseplant.  Photo not that great!!!!

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