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30 April 2012 20:56:04
the hawthorn of may.
In County Meath, last century, a faerie hawthorn stood.
And folk would come from miles around, to see the knarled wood.
Its faerie blossoms filled the air, With an exotic scent.
A farmer took a mighty axe, and to the tree he went.
I need this land to grow good rye, This tree is in my way,!
After one blow, he dropped the axe, and screaming he ran away.!
For blood ran out the cleavered trunk, As from a severed neck.!
And ive heard tell, that ever since, He has been a nervous wreck.!
He got a builder with a mighty axe, And to the tree the builder went.
The branches soon were cleared away, The trunk was chopped and piled.
he built a mansion for a lord, his lady and their child,
But all were DEAD, ive heard it said before the mayday morn.!
And thus the may shall do to you, if you ever chop a thorn.!
30 April 2012 01:00:57
dont know who likes this more me, or the bees, this is its second year, im pleased.
30 April 2012 00:37:08
with all the talk lately of planting to enhance the overall look, by putting the correct
colour scheme together, i laughed out loud when i came home from the garden centre
and plonked them down together. i thought how well they looked together, because when
i plant them out, they will never look this well again. i will plant them in a totally different
way. but it will reflect who i am. i wont colour by numbers.
28 April 2012 23:36:44
new forest fern.
this is from stock in the new forest uk, i love the way it uncurls and has that lime type
green, enjoy this every year, its in the centre of my heuchera bed.
28 April 2012 23:12:17
have to say im a big fan of this small clumper, which flowers away and keeps to a very
28 April 2012 23:04:55
i love this one, pink flower and a bronze leaf, you cant go wrong. when the flowers are
going over, the leaves do lose that colour, but you have it long enough to love it.
25 April 2012 13:15:02
not very good for gardening, if it just
prevented us from going about our usual
tasks, thats bad enough, but its the damage
heavy rain with strong wind does to our efforts,
hope its minimal for all of you.
25 April 2012 00:29:26
wisteria amyt falls
i never tire of this wisteria, even when it finishes flowering
the leaves against the wall i really enjoy, im training it to go
along the decking trellis and on to the pond trellis.
24 April 2012 23:58:00
i posted a prior journal as my anemone "mixed" were
all red with only three left to emerge, and as i complained
to the sales rep that they were all red and a blue one emerged
today, that makes them mixed. Cant wait to see what colour the
other two will be, id say........... RED.
24 April 2012 01:36:44
dont know where this came from, or its name,
but it looked good, as they do before they open.
24 April 2012 00:29:50
iris pallida vareigata.
the evening sun caught the pond in a nice light this evening, so its camera in hand as
ever, and i adore this iris, dont care about the blue flower coming later, i just totally
love this in the sun, even on a dull day it shines out.
24 April 2012 00:18:14
this is my heron jacinta, well bahaved , and very low maintenence!
20 April 2012 21:02:35
orchid fair weekend.
had a good afternoon in the gardens, despite the best efforts of the showers, the orchid
fair is this weekend, they were setting up as i was going, i am putting up an album for
those interested. no orchids in the album.
17 April 2012 21:28:41
i admire this plant greatly, its beautiful scent and always
reliable, year after year, and you just trim the odd time.
it is a great shrub to have. bees like it too.
17 April 2012 19:03:18
take a stand.
just went out this morning to the front bed and seen this lone beacon being battered
and heavily rained upon and cold too, yet it came out, just the one mind, but reminded
me of whats required of us at times,
Sorry the pic is not very good as it was blowing all over the place.
15 April 2012 23:08:41
i observed the antics of this predator which was very funny and spoke to a few people
who chashed him off on different occasions, as he does kill the duck chicks.
see photo album.
15 April 2012 01:01:08
i love this simple flower, tiny but well formed and colourful.
14 April 2012 00:20:17
bakeri lilac wonder.
this is the second season for these little beauties.
13 April 2012 21:59:46
this is looking very well again this year, i love this
one, i think fran has this.
13 April 2012 21:51:43
this was my mammies favourite flower and another old
favourite, boring for some, but never for me.
13 April 2012 21:44:22
i have these de caen flowering at the moment, they are meant to be mixed,
so far they are all red with only another three to come out, we will see.
13 April 2012 01:35:22
brillant red star.
i dont have to many but i do like this one. i also have two other types, i only really got into
these this year, a slow burner with me.
13 April 2012 01:27:30
i have this aubrieta trailing from the raised bed onto the decking, looked nice sitting
having a cuppa this morning.
08 April 2012 22:22:15
just looking at the antics of this starling in the pond today.
02 April 2012 21:07:23
evening all. i am still gardening and have redone the pond edge as you can see in my pics
in the album, i have changed around the plant lay out as well. and when the plants bulk
up i am hoping for a more natural look.