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31 August 2010 14:20:56
Little water feature fo the birds to wash
Have been busy clearing and cleaning and moving plants getting ready for winter, the greenhouse is nearly empty only some peppers left and then I will give it a good scrub and start thinking what to grow for next year. I have a lot of seeds but will pick out only a few this year and only a few seeds of each, grass cut and edges trimmed OMG if my garden was big I would not be able for all of it bless you all that have big gardens how do you do it I know a labour of love .
I am going to look for new ferns and grasses for next year as I love both, it is a bit windy so the hedges can wait until it dies down.
Back out to enjoy what I have and maybe read up on some grasses.
28 August 2010 10:17:11
I have so much and would love to share it ,if anybody is going to Monaghan I will take up some so if any one wants just let me know I would be delighted to share it.
Sharing is careing
27 August 2010 19:10:49
Today I cleaned the water feature and it was a big job I had to empty all the water and then scrub the inside of the of the tank and with so many plants around it ,it was not easy to get at the water .
When the paint was drying we had a lot of birds coming and having a look and they got in to where the water flows and of course no water and Greg said it was cruel to see them looking for the water so he took a pot of water and poured it in and he was only back in the kitchen and there was the little Robin having a bath. It will be switched on again in the morning so we will be having all the birds to breakfast and them having their baths so beautiful to see.
27 August 2010 07:57:54
We have had the painters painting the house on the outside and now they are finished and all looks great .
When they were putting up ladders I had to watch and make sure of where they were putting them they would just walk any place and I was having a fit every time I saw the ladders on top of these and said" ah they will come back , this morning I went out and saw these all ok had to straighten a few but they just get on and bounce back again they are a great plant and for the past few years they have not spread any further .
Looks like it is going to be a great day and get out and enjoy.
24 August 2010 21:12:34
Today I got a few different little gifts of seeds from my man of 43 years and I have just read the instructions and Height 10-12 feet Spreads 6-8 feet I said we need a new house to keep this , but bless him he thought he was doing the right thing, also got Bat Plant and a Green Bat Plant will have fun I hope we dont have visitors staying at the time I sow them and they all are indoor.
24 August 2010 18:50:30
My one maybe at a different angle I think it has a curled leaves but it might be shy of the camera Ha Ha !
24 August 2010 07:46:06
I was out in the garden just now and I have forgotten this name
23 August 2010 08:35:00
Sons photo after a party 5 am
Sorry its late but the internet did not let me on until now and it keeps going of as soon as I write a comment on journals bang it goes it is Vodafone that is at fault as our daughter is also with them and she lives in Gorey and is having the same trouble.
Thank you Jacinta for the beautiful Grass plant which I picked up from Frans on saturday love it .
Thank you aslo to Fran who gave me a plant and a large gerkin which was lovely fried in butter, fran your photos do not do your garden justice it has to be seen to get the size and amount of work you put into it Greg was impressed and he is not a gardener well done and again thanks to you both.
21 August 2010 09:06:42
Gazinas 3 different colours on the same plant
Love these are all out now and I hope they will survive this winter I will lift them I think and keep inside I sowed them on 22nd March and only got 6 plants but am happy with them
One plant has 3 different colours on it and looks lovely I will put up photos of others.
19 August 2010 22:32:06
We went to Dublin to the Natural History Museum and had a wonderful time with our Grandaughter she is at a great age wanting to know everything great place to take the children. Very wet but enjoyable so we walked down to Grafton Street and took this photo.
Petunias St Stephens Green S.C.
17 August 2010 16:11:08
What plant please
These are just started to open now I thought it might be Heleniums ? Very nettle like leaves and quiet tall.
16 August 2010 22:49:34
I was reading a gardening mag today and it had an article on garlic and it said when the leaves turn brown or shoud I saw turning brow that is the time to lift them,I went out and dug them up and this is what I got. I was going to email Chillipepper for the instructions on the plaiting of them ha ha and decided no I have only 6 am a happy camper first time for me to try and will sow again next year.
16 August 2010 07:10:18
Morning Sun 16 August
Had to take this, was woken up by the milkman but was happy to get this shot out my bedroom window
Beautiful day again and enjoy it
14 August 2010 22:32:35
Went to the Waterfall in Powerscourt and had a picnic my friend rang and asked me to go with her well I have never seen so many people with barbecues big familys what a day it was beautiful
14 August 2010 08:15:42
I am so sorry I am not going!
I am sorry I am not going but I will be at Farmleigh Plant fair next Sunday.
Have a great a lovely time.
The weather is so nice.
13 August 2010 23:24:49
Bray Head Fern
We climbed Bray Head on Tuesday and got this little fern and potted it up havent a clue what it is called, any help from anybody. I was lucky as we were sitting down to dinner yesterday and the biggest fire was on it I am sure all are now burnt
12 August 2010 21:33:36
Went out to the garden earlier and it was so breezy and this big pot of plants were blown over so I moved it to a sheltered place, they are nearly gone and am so sad as it is a bit wintery out there.
10 August 2010 22:32:38
Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Today we went to visit Kilmainham Jail and we had to wait for 2 hours to get the guided tour and decided to visit The Royal hospital which is close by and I remember visiting it as a child as we had a Lt.Cononel as a neighbour who was not married and he used to visit the old soldiers on a sunday he used to bring cigarettes to some old boys as he would call them and today brought back many memories
It is worth a visit its free and you can picnic there a beautiful place so near the city and I took so many photos but the high buildings were spoiling my photos as they are so modern for such a lovely garden and a wonderful house
09 August 2010 10:09:15
Just having a little walk down the garden and these were hidden behind all the red ones I was so suprised as I did not notice them before.
Nice morning here very hot.
07 August 2010 23:26:32
I climbed Bray Head and came down the back way on to the walk to Greystones and arrived just as the trickle of rain was starting and had lunch, we were so hungry after the walk and at 4pm went swimming to the new pool here in Bray for 1 hour came home had dinner and then cut the grass and was coming in at 8 45 the lights were on in the garden so then had a shower and sat down with a glass of wine to read all the journals and BANG the internet went of until now so here is my garden at 8 45 pm all cut and tidyat last and am ready for bed now so night to all you gardeners hope it is a lovely day tomorrow as more to be done in the garden.
My grass cut at 8 45 pm
07 August 2010 08:15:44
My garden this morning
Just been out to take some photos and got a little bit wet I don't think I will get the grass cut today.
Am enjoying this moment as all are asleep but now I must cook brekky as we are all going to climb Bray Head after lessons hope it will not rain
Have a nice day all you gardeners and enjoy.
07 August 2010 07:45:00
This is what my carex has now it is in my garden one year
07 August 2010 07:21:24
Just looking at Jacintas journal and thought this was the same but don't think so.
What is this?
05 August 2010 10:26:23
Peoples Park Dun Laoghaire
I was busy last week and visited so many places and this was the best of all Powerscourt Gardens I forgot my camera and the French guy we were with was so interested in taking photos for his Mum and I asked him to download me some photos as he let me have his camera to take some photos this one I thought he deleted but was looking for it and I found it in My Documents am happy now it was a beautiful sight, rachel is going on Sunday so don't forget to see them.
I have made a big Bo Bo of this as you can see it in the bigger picture it is not powerscourt at all so sorry it is just inside the gate of the Peoples park.
04 August 2010 22:35:37
All white Petunias
I sowed a full packet of Petunias and they were mixed I did not now it when I was making up my hanging baskets I just took pot look and this one came out all white It has got a bit of a battering last night .
04 August 2010 22:14:54
I sowed a full packet of seeds and only got five and all are a different colour but beautiful as when I first came across this site Jacintas profile photo was a yellow one so I said I would try so I did and am happy now
04 August 2010 22:07:45
My Tomatoes Tom Thumb
I cannot believe it is seven days since I was able to get on this site as when I had time it was down and then I was busy. I have been to Powerscourt Waterfall and then the Gardens The Airshow was on here, the Culture of the World show and visited a jail and am very tired but enjoying all Oh and we had family for a barbcue on Sunday. I just read Rachels jurnal and it was a bad night last night as when I went out to the garden a lot of heads were around the garden and tall grasses blown over I am going to spend some time tonight reading all the journals I have missed
It got very dark early tonight but I hope the Summer is not over as it was so good to be able to say we are having a meal outside and not worry about the cold or rain.
Any body have trouble with internet ??? am sick of it I think I will buy a €20 little box for a months internet , my sister has it and never has any trouble.
This is the 3rd bowl of tomatoes and about the same still to be picked and they are so small but I knew they would be as they are Tom Thumb.