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29 May 2011 11:16:08
My Rose 'Compassion '
I have looked at all the Journals for the past week but did not comment as my arm is in a sling and it is still hard to use it but I am getting there.
The garden is looking like a hurricane went through it but what the heck I am not going to worry about the leaves and plants that have keeled over am taking it easy and just doing a bit of watering and am fed up as I am always on the go its not me to be sitting lookng at journals or reading but patience is a vertue.
This is my beautiful rose "Compassion" which is flowering today love it and my poppies are in flower also.
Thank you all for the good wishes, esp. Jurgita (Hoeys )who paid a visit here on Tuesday so glad you enjoyed the Apple Pie and cream ha ha ! and thank you for your lovely plants which was a beautiful White Geranium plus....
It has taken me ags to write this going over it deleting all the mistakes etc.
Patience is what I need.
23 May 2011 21:23:47
After reading Jacintas journal I had to go down the garden to see if my Clematis was still there and was so suprised to see it still ok. as we have it up 4 steps and on the back of the glasshouse I realy thought it would be down so happy at that , but just having a look around a few things are a bit battered but nothing to bad.
21 May 2011 22:46:02
My garden yesterday after all the work
I got out early as Greg said it was going to rain so I started to clear the Clematis which had died it was all over the dividing wall in the middle of the garden but I am paying for it today, as when I was finished baging all the dead clematis I took out the lawnmower and cut the grass and then tidied the edges and then put out my hanging baskets, made up a few big pots finished off with a shower and then went to do my charity work which is 3 hours iorning , and then home to make dinner and just sat for the evening doing nothing.
This morning when I woke up I thought a lorry had gone over me so when all was done like breakfast cleared I prepared dinner which was cottage pie left every thing ready and went up to bed at 2 and did not wake up until 6, it is the first time for ages that I did not go out to the garden at all today.
But feeling a bit rested now and ready for another day lets hope it is a good one.
21 May 2011 12:35:01
I like this
I love the colours together Jurgita gave me a present of this I think a Primula and I just put it in the middle of some London Pride, Thank you Jurgita (Hoeys) I love it.
20 May 2011 23:06:29
A visit to Hoeys
Greg and myself went to Avoca to visit Jurgita yesterday morning and we were greeted by this beautiful dog who is tied and has a great long lead attached so he can roam around.
What a big change, has had a digger in to clear the river area and it is looking brilliant it is so natural with Ferns and different kinds of plants growing near it what sight and what a beautiful setting.
We enjoyed our tea / coffee and homemade apple pie looking out the kitchen at such a brilliant view.
Thank you Jurgita for a lovely few hours which went by so fast as we were heading for Gorey for 3. We had lovely fresh eggs for breakfast this morning and am looking forward to the peppers and the rest of your lovely plants you gave me and I got a kiss from Simon he's a lovely happy little fellow and I would have him anytime as we spoke about.
My 5 th attempt to getting this journal as it got lost 3 times came out huge and I deleted it so here goes again fingers crossed.
19 May 2011 20:39:14
I love these and would love to collect seeds from them so when do I do the seed collecting?.
When to get seeds from these
18 May 2011 20:31:05
Big suprise as I did not know what they were as a mixed bag was planted, I love them and only open when the sun shines.
I am going a bit mad but I have not been on as the computer was giving trouble so in case I go off again.
18 May 2011 13:14:13
I put up a journal some days ago as I had sown 10 Tigridia Pavonia and this is what they came up as, am happy with them but would love to have seen the others also so now thank you Hosta and Bruno for the name lovely little flowers and I have 10...........
Not what it says on the pack.
18 May 2011 10:29:32
Sambucus nigra 'Black lace'
Love this as the pink colour is looking good just now.
Have had trouble with the computer for the past few days
18 May 2011 09:12:56
Was walking through on Monday and just wondered how they keep the slugs away?
Hostas in St Stephens Green
15 May 2011 10:23:31
Mine at last
Finally went to Avoca yesterday morning and picked it up, but was so dissapointed as it had an awful bashing with the hailstones and wind and I now have it in the glasshouse to give it a little TLC. I also got a tiny Bouginvilla it is only 10 inches and look like a standard it. The Clematis was dearer at €35. as the little ones were so bad after the hailstones and the little Bouginvilla €4.99
14 May 2011 06:49:39
My Sister has just sent me this photo , she lives in Dorset and thought I would share it
13 May 2011 08:51:44
Keego said on a journal yesterday and yes it is, I went to Avoca with my Sister yesterday who has not been so well , we had a great gawk as they say" and I fell in love with this Clematis and said after we had a cuppa I would go and buy it and we meet a neighbour and had a chat and what do you think I came home without it, but I will be going back this afternoon to get it as I am busy until 2 has any one got this one? as I have not seen it before € 14 95 but worth it.
12 May 2011 07:38:43
Just noticed this yesterday as I was fixing the stepping stones I love the colour of the stems will put up proper name later
11 May 2011 20:51:04
Today I went to Woodies for compost and saw these slabs and thought yes! my problem solved and checked the price and at €1.99 each they would do the job and I bought 4 and here is the result .... I am happy now as it is a very wide area and when I wanted to weed or do anything I had to walk into the clay so no I can step on my stepping stones
11 May 2011 19:28:13
I got a friend request today and do not know if it is spam it was from Lauritababy has any one else got this ????
11 May 2011 07:12:41
Fran paid a visit last night and when he was going I said my Fuchsia had died but beady eyes found new growth am so happy as I thought it was dead so happy I did not dig it out as it is so big, now looking forward to seeing it again.
Thanks Fran for the delivery of all the new plants from Geraldine and Kego, thanks to both will hopefully see you both at Bills open day
09 May 2011 22:43:38
We went to Kilquade Gardens this morning and as soon as we got there it started to bucket down and my camera battery went down so all we did was go in and have a lovely lunch and went home and Greg said we will go back again on Thursday as we only live 20 min. away from it I dont believe it is a year since we were there.
I took 4 photos and not one is a flower as I thought these were so beautiful all carved priced well so will not be buying any....
08 May 2011 15:52:24
Not what it says on the packet
This is what I am waiting for and will have to wait for a while to see them open and they only open for 1 day.
They are called Tigridia Pavonia.
Will post up a photo when they open.
07 May 2011 23:51:07
Just to say have a great time tomorrow in Birr and enjoy it , take loads of photos and Spend Spend Spend like there is no tomorrow
Hi Guize have a great day in Birr
07 May 2011 21:54:40
Going to be a biggie
Today when I was planting out small plants this Poppy is so big I veered away from it as you would not see them.
07 May 2011 21:13:24
I decided today I was getting most of the plants out of the glasshouse and plant them and yes got nearly all out and planted and before I tidied up down came the rain saved me from dragging water from the barrell. Am tired now but so pleased as now the tomatoes can get into the bigger pots and all the rest in waiting.
What a Day
06 May 2011 09:06:03
My Azalea 'Arabesk'
I have had this for about 8 years and now I feel it should be potted on when is the right time to do it, I love it in a pot as I can move it around .
So please let me know when is the best time to repot it.
05 May 2011 21:29:03
Glasshouse filling up
I have had a bad few days with a return of my bad arm giving me so much pain and keeping me awake all night as I sleep on my right side and my right arm is my problem.
I went out to the glasshouse yesterday and it is going mad as all need to be planted out or planted on I cant believe the growth and it is my job so no use asking my beloved to do it as he is not that way inclined he will do a lot but not that.
I took the bull by the horns today and planted out 50 white Cosmos and 50 French Marigolds and about 50 Cornflowers and that was it, it was raining at the time so was soaked but got it done and am happy I did it at last. Now there is a bit more room for my Tomatoes and Cucumbers and Peppers to grow.
05 May 2011 08:50:54
I had to show this as my Niece does this work I cannot believe the detail in it, just love it
04 May 2011 15:52:31
Clematis is out in full bloom
I have not been to well for the past few days and have done nothing at all, went down the garden and my glasshouse is getting a bit over run by plants that need to be put out or potted on.
We went for a walk today and am feeling a bit better still very cold and so windy out but maybe it is because I did not feel well but back now ready to go, grass needs cutting , seedlings need potting on and some need to be put into the ground, so kill or cure I am ready.