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31 August 2011 01:53:25
Not much done in the garden !
One of my 10 sisters is here on a visit from New Oreleans for the past 2 weeks and we are just having a ball every evening in each others house and eating drinking telling tales from the past and wait for it there are 5 sisters more to catch up on , so the garden is taking a back seat but am realy enjoying the fun and chat , poor Greg is out numbered as he has only 2 brothers and one of my sisters is married to one of them but he knows at this stage what to expect when we get together, laughter, jokes, stories from old etc.
It is now 1 45 am and had to check in as I had 12 emails from Family and friends to answer so had a look again in on all your Journals but am way to tired to comment. Am sure some of you might know what I mean but if not excuse me but Family come first.
Ah the photo is cropped....
29 August 2011 22:06:41
OMG I dont believe what I have been doing for the past few hours reading all the Journals and then flicking to see all the photos it was better than any film I just went from one to the other , Brilliant ! every one photo so different from each and when I got to the end of a few I was amazed to see so much colour in the 3 gardens I am not finished yet ..
I am not going into each one to comment.
Bruno you are a dark horse so neat and such lush planting.
Hosta it was like a book I did not want the book to end....
Tera Nova I have been there but at this time of the year it is just Magic...
Now I dont know what photo to use but my Sister called over the weekend with cuttings of the plant above asking me to try and get it to grow and I said I had not got a clue how to do it and she said you got the Wisteria to take 2 years ago so I am giving it a bash wish me luck
27 August 2011 22:04:35
It is very hard to get a photo of this lovely marked plant as I have to clamber in around the back of plants, I love the markings on it I have it 2 years now and it just gets better each year
27 August 2011 08:37:11
To all who are travelling to Cork today have a wonderful time and take plenty of photos.
Safe journey to all
26 August 2011 20:05:12
I scattered some seeds earlier in the year in this spot and got these I like them but what are they......
Plant name please
25 August 2011 22:10:17
Visit to Killruddery Gardens
We went to visit these gardens so many times over the past few years and found them so beautiful, but this time they have lost the plot .... very little flowers and no service as we paid to see the house and no body to show us so we had to wait until 4 pm so we skipped it as it would have been a 2 hour wait not happy , but the lady who had her friend in a wheelchair spoke for us all she was so mad as she had come from Tipperary.
The concerts have taken over... with all toilets all in a row around the gardens spoils any photo, a big area in front of this beautiful house with plastic seats in rows and a huge stage area for the concert covered in plastic, no cover at all for concert goers
Ok Clare got it of my chest a sham.
It should stay closed until all the concerts are over. this weekend Brian Ferry and Colm Wilkinson on Friday and Sunday
24 August 2011 10:00:36
Thank you Conrad for the lovely suprise of these seeds.
Am looking forward to growing these
I had forgotten about the seeds cant wait to get them started
20 August 2011 17:39:55
La Ruelle Wine Bar
On tuesday we will be Married 44 years and Gregs brother has just opened a lovely Wine bar in Dublins Dawson Street and we are invited to eat as Alex is married to my Sister thats 2 brothers married to 2 Sisters.
Am looking forward to it as we both have been in the garden since 10am clearing all the dead Clematis that died over the Winter I painted the wood on the arch that had the Clematis on it and looks good again.
So now I need to go and scrub up and look my best.
19 August 2011 22:39:35
Got this From Geraldine and it is flowering since June and am so pleased with it and the leaves are so big . Thank you Geraldine again I love it.
19 August 2011 11:39:11
I am greedy love big and I put 3 plants in a pot and magic.... I love it I have it in my hall and if anybody touches it I hit them with one of the sticks .....
My bestest one .
18 August 2011 19:22:46
Maye 2009 is the name I have checked and no member of that name. I just got a request for friend. I just deleted . Would love to know how they get the Email. ??.
17 August 2011 22:27:21
Last night we had a visit from Jurgita and we had a look around the garden and as she saw this she said did you do a journal on this and I said no and she said Fran would like to see this, so Fran here it is and am so pleased with it.
Greg built a little arch for it to grow up and it has nearly gone full circle.
Thanks Fran for this I have a beautiful one in my hall also.
15 August 2011 19:25:07
I am stuck in and just have to look out the window but the flowers are getting a drink so am happy at that.
Can't go out to play its raining.
15 August 2011 08:04:27
When in Carmel Duigans garden on Saturday I took this photo and would love to know what it is ?
Any body know what this is called
14 August 2011 10:11:42
I dont know how I did not put this beauty with the photos of Carmels garden Myrtle said it was a Fuchsia and we both loved it so big and full.
Another photo from Carmel Duigans Garden
13 August 2011 22:03:02
Garden was as full of people as this but beautiful.
Today I went to this beautiful garden in Shankill, it is a very full garden and so many areas it was worth a visit , so many people that the cars had to park in a pub a good walk away . It was very well organised a plant sale inside the gate and tea and coffee plus plenty of goodies all homemade . I meet Myrtle and Don and another friend of mine and her Mother in law but had not much time as we were going to Gorey but a lovely garden so full, I wish I could get there when there is a smaller crowd.
Some photos, only some as I got poked in the eye trying to get a photo and that will tell you the volume of people and fair play to Carmel all the money goes to Blackrock Hospice , also there was a plant sale I only got 1 plant it is a Pentsmon I think.,
10 August 2011 23:22:43
Grew this lobelia from seed and its a curse as it is like dust but I dont do to much seeds and just had to do this one it takes an age to come as plants but I still like it .....
Another nice one.I think anyway..
10 August 2011 18:41:58
Rained a little here and got out to take a picture of this beauty. All the rest of my Cosmos are white so was suprised to see this.
09 August 2011 21:29:39
Rudbeckia Cherry Brandy
Looking at Jacintas Journal and has one up I have never had one as nice as hers, this is my one out today and has been out for a week now ,plenty more to come out I gave Geraldine Hosta Keego and Hazel some and would be interested to see what comes from their ones.
I love them and this is my second year with them.
08 August 2011 22:22:56
Oh this reminds me winter is coming but love these.
The time of the year
07 August 2011 10:36:42
Thank you Rachel, Norman and family .
What a day it was, just brilliant, the garden is just getting nicer and fuller and so much work gone into it and you can see it well done.
I dont have much more to add to all that has been said from all other Garden.iers.
Loved it all, will put up a few photos later.
04 August 2011 19:34:10
My Sister has not been well for some time and Greg and myself have been at her side for the last few years as she lost her beautiful son to SADS after a game of football on a Astra turf pitch up at the top of my road and my son was his buddy and they played every Monday night and then went to one of the players house to shower and look at a Dvd.
It has been hard for her but not easy on us or our Son so now she has started to live a little and take interest in a few little things and the garden was the first sign of normality and of course I was ready to lend a helping hand so poor Greg was roped in and we have just done a make over of her back garden, she was out there with us scrubbing and clearing all the dirt of the decking and we took around the powerwasher and got it cleaned and then she decided to go to a garden center and with help from me picked plants she liked . Then decided to cut away part of the decking and put in a new garden so here is the garden and heres to a new Sister now she wants to start on the front so we will be there with our hands to help .........
Richard was 6 ft 4" and so full of life 27 years old and now Garden.ie has given me the umph to help thanks to you all.
03 August 2011 08:21:14
Last one .
Last one alone .
03 August 2011 08:19:32
I can't believe how perfect these are .
02 August 2011 23:07:34
Had to put another one
Love this one.
All in the same pot and from seed.
02 August 2011 22:22:49
I was so pleased yesterday to see these all open apart from one as it got wet and all the petals were glued together at the tip so I gave it a little help and this is what it was like today.
And my 9 year old Grandaughter said Nana you are like magic with flowers..... if she only saw what was on this site, but her Nana is magic to her and that is it. ha! ha !
01 August 2011 21:46:02
I have not got a clue what this is if anyone can help please?
Any Plant ID
01 August 2011 16:37:53
This was the new area before the makeover.
New area before make over
01 August 2011 16:35:52
This is it finished for now as I have some flowers which will need to be replaced when this lot are gone.
My new little area
01 August 2011 08:00:22
We were in Spain 2 years ago and I took a cutting of this Bougainvillea and did not think it would survive but I had it in the house until this Summer and I put it in the glasshouse in May and it has realy come on so well so I will take it back in to the house when it changes again to being cold in the glasshouse, love its colour and so like paper on the petals.