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29 June 2012 22:58:21
Looking at all the Roses in The Irish Garden , which I got today in the post as I won the years subscription , I just love it ......
Here is my lovely Rose called Compassion .
29 June 2012 21:13:24
Great weather for the past few days but plenty of rain in the night and plants are just loving it .
I got some Ricinus seeds from Rachel after she came back from her holidays and I did do as she had written on the pack and one plant started to grow and it got a bit big for the pot so I potted it on but my luck it was dead in a few days .... so I started all over again and this time I got 3 to grow and they all are doing great , I love them and thank you Rachel
26 June 2012 10:28:20
I have had this 4 years as I got it at Blooms and it came home with me on the long journey to Bray , first the packed little bus to Heuston then the Luas to Connolly Station , then the Dart to Bray, and it was about 4 ft then so my self and a Sister spent it laughing as the plant was in the way and was a great way to start a chat with all the people coming from the day out . I love it as every year it just gets bigger and here it is half the size it will be .... Please if you have the name I would love it.
Grass ID please
23 June 2012 08:23:56
This I got for €1 at a fair on the beach 3 years ago and as I had never seen it before took a chance and wow! spent the €1 on it, it has flowered for the past 3 years and I divided it and passed it on to Jurgita and I saw it getting ready to open in her garden yesterday so it is quiet hardy .....and it did not break the bank.
19 June 2012 22:22:17
Can someone please tell me what these leaves are a little sprig of flowers just out . Someone gave it to me please own up so I can say thank you ...it is a pretty low growing plant .
No prize .......
17 June 2012 23:38:12
On Friday afternoon I was stuck in the house as it was raining and decided to go on the computer and check my Emails and to my suprise I got one telling me I had to send my address to the sender as I had got a years free supscription to THE IRISH GARDEN magazine . If you remember I had an Acer which was veregated and there was one complete green leaf on it so my good friend Fran suggested to me to send it to Gerry and yes I did and now I am so lucky once again thanks Fran....
The man himself Gerry
17 June 2012 10:10:03
I have Tomatoes at last, even if the weather has been bad, the glasshouse was ok , I am a happy camper I only did 3 different types of Tomatoes this year and only 3 pots I am sorry now I did not do a few more .
15 June 2012 22:48:17
Courtown Harbour today.
A few of us were supposed to visit Courtown today and I am so glad we did not make the trip just look at this photo, I am so cold tonight can you think what I would be like there today.
My Daughter lives in Gorey and was on the phone early this morning and said it was very bad , this is a photo from her friend today.....
15 June 2012 20:00:46
GO AND LOOK ITS ON FOR 1 HOUR
14 June 2012 23:16:04
Well I was lucky to go out into the garden early and get this photo of my latest Euphorbia as maybe in the morning all will be under water as this rain and wind is to stay for another few hours.
I love this one it is not so tall but I love the colours and is neat so far.
It is Euphorbia Cyparissas 'Clarice Howard as I found out on Face Book today as the tag had blown away and of course must have gone in the bin after the last windy day and I had to sweep up leaves ,where they come from this time of the year beats me.
13 June 2012 08:57:22
My own .
It looked so good earlier, and now a shower of rain , well it keeps all the plants growing and gives us something to rant about .
I am out all day and indoors so to you all enjoy whatever the weather gives you.
12 June 2012 22:04:46
My little helper
I worked all morning in the garden weeding and just tidying up and I decided to plant a few plants in waiting and this little guy helped himself with whatever he found when I dug , it was so nice just having him around .
10 June 2012 22:45:59
Love to know what this plant is ?
Today we headed to Knocklyon to vist this beautiful garden it was for Sam McMahon Trust, Sam is just 13 and he has a non treatable condition and his Mum is Carolina on this site . If you want more information about Sam go to Sam McMahon trust.
The garden is just so well stocked with so many different plants and some I have never see or heard of . I just love this plant in the photo and would love to know its name .
Great day and I got 2 lovely plants on the way out oh and a goodie bag I thought I was at a childrens party magazines papers etc ...
Oh and Cakes to die for as you see in the photos.
10 June 2012 19:49:43
Come on Ireland.
Come on Ireland.
09 June 2012 22:38:08
I was out watering in the glasshouse and I had to take this photo it was asking me to show it off .
09 June 2012 14:03:23
Cerinthe major (Honeyworth common name)
I have had my fix in the garden and just saw this beauty flowering , I have it in a pot but I will put it in the ground shortly as it self seeds and I would love more. I love the mottled leaves and the colour of it .
08 June 2012 20:13:20
Don't forget your fix at 8 30 BBC 2 God knows we need it.
08 June 2012 09:26:21
Ah! not rain again!
I am getting a bit sick of this rain oh yes we need it for things to grow but when things are getting drownded it is sad. I have things to do in the house but the house gets looking after all year its the gardens turn at this time. I have 2 water butts and they are just spilling over, I know we need about 2 more fitted but when are we going to get a dry few hours to do the job.
Ok! rant over , everything is getting bigger and what is standing looks good and am waiting to plant out what is in the glasshouse when.....
I took this photo in the rain with great difficulty on Tuesday as the rain started and Greg was having a great laugh at me out through the window but I got a lovely photo if I may say so myself.
06 June 2012 19:58:01
Euphorbia martini 'Baby Charm'
Have just read Andys Journal I had to go out and take this photo I only noticed it being like this when Andy put up his photo, not the same but doing the same way of growing. I love it and all of them .
05 June 2012 21:33:01
Phygelius Devils Tears Linda and Elizabeth,
This is a photo of this great plant which I got on the last day at Bloom 2010 for €4 it is flowering now but it is raining but this is last years photo in June.
03 June 2012 11:24:52
Oh I am so cold.
What a day out there, I have just being down the garden and everything is bending down to the ground with heavy rain all night , I know we need the rain but a little at a time please... both our water butts are flowing over so today we are going to get 2 new ones and take a feed of the old ones, I hate to see the water just flowing away.
I just noticed a tiny tomato on one of my plants yippee.
I am so cold after that trip out side it is just like winter.
Going to try and upload some photos God loves a trier
Have a great day inside maybe with a fire and a cuppa enjoy!