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Gracedieu Lass's Journal

Gracedieu Lass's Journal June 2015

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Fuschia 'Checkers'.

30 June 2015 10:47:33

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This was given to me last February in Altamont by Peter W. as a little rooted cutting and look what a beautiful plant it has grown into. I have received so many beautiful plants from members over the last few years and I so enjoy watching them growing in my garden, each with a lovely memory of a place or a friend.

Rehmannia.

30 June 2015 09:53:05

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Last September when visiting Ted's cottage garden in north Cork I admired some Rehmannia growing there and of course some were instantly dug up and given to me. I was also given cuttings of Penstemon 'Appleblossom', a lovely little Fuschia and Salvia 'Amistad' all of which are growing away, but are not yet in flower. The Rehmannia I potted up and has  been flowering for the last four weeks or so. It has huge flowers and looks so exotic. It is a plant I hope will continue growing in my garden for many years to come.

Hampton Coirt Palace Flower Show.

28 June 2015 08:37:13
Hampton Coirt Palace Flower Show.

Hampton Coirt Palace Flower Show.

 Just a reminder that the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is on this week and BBC are broadcasting four programmes from the show, starting on Monday next at 9.30pm.

Paeonia Borders in Mount Congreve.

16 June 2015 09:12:33

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Over the last few weeks I have been watching the paeonia borders in Mount Congreve, waiting for them to come into flower and now they are just starting. If you are considering visiting the gardens to see them you have two weeks to see them at their very best. When they are in flower the numbers of people visiting can be large so, Thursday and Friday are the best days to visit.

Paeonia Jan van de leeuwen.

16 June 2015 08:46:30

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I wrote a journal on May 26th about cutting off the smaller buds from Paeonia 'Jan van de leeuwen, as I had seen a gardener doing it in Mount Congreve that morning. She told me that the remaining flowers would be bigger as a result. I removed twenty six small buds and had, I think, twenty eight buds left. The paeonia is now in flower and what I have noticed is that the plant is better covered in flowers and not having one flower here and another there, it has made a more dome of flowers.

Rachel's Garden Part 3.

13 June 2015 22:25:29

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I do wish that this site allowed you to put up an album from an iPad. Here are three more photos.

Rachel's Garden. Part Two.

13 June 2015 22:19:15

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I have loaded my photos on to my iPad and cannot put up an album. Here are some views of Rachel's garden. I will upload an album onto FB, but for those who are not on FB here a some photos.

A visit to Rachel's Garden.

13 June 2015 22:12:40

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I had the pleasure of visiting Rachel's garden today in Co. Wexford and had such a warm welcome to her home by all her family. The garden, as everyone knows is stuffed with such beautiful choice plants. My favourite three has to be the amazing exotic Kniphofia Northiae, the sparkling Dictamnus, and the very pretty Dachtylorhiza.

For Jacinta.

08 June 2015 22:30:43

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Sisyrinchium ' Mrs. Spivey' 

Robinia ' Twisty Baby'

08 June 2015 22:26:36

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Just wondering if anyone who grows this have ever noticed flowers on it. I have had it for a number of years and this is the first time I have seen them. There is no reason that it should not have flowers as other Robinias flower in the garden.

June Album 2015.

08 June 2015 14:14:43
June Album 2015.

June Album 2015.

A lot of photos of flowers that are flowering in the garden at present.  I like looking back on albums from one year to the next and this is a really good way of doing it. If some plants have declined in the year it allows you to make a decision on their future.

Looking Good.

05 June 2015 00:17:03

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Despite the miserable weather of the last few weeks, three plants that are looking good now in the garden are Iris germanica 'Superstitation' which was a gift from Terry Smyth from Carlow. Another plant which has started to flower in the last two days is Dahlia 'Happy Flame' a gift from Bruno in Cork. Last but not least is Paeony Jan van Leeuwen' which is the paeony that I removed twenty six small buds from last week and there is now twenty nine buds remaining to grow big and fat. I bought this three years ago from Cotswold Garden Plants.

A Gift.

01 June 2015 17:38:22

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Two years ago when visiting Terry Smyth garden in Carlow I admired a dark Iris germanica and as is always with gardeners, a piece of the iris was given to me. It has multiplied and it must have ten flowers now. The iris is Iris germanica 'Superstition' and could you get a darker one than this.

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