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25 January 2011 22:15:06
For Lady gaga, I mean gardener
Here is a pic of Gleditsia sunburst taken in June just gone, it is very hardy and unbelievably lovely. Planted this one in 1994
20 January 2011 21:02:37
The right tool
Yes the steam engine fire shovel is in use again, I found it brilliant for digging out the correct amount of soil to put in half a dozen tulip bulbs together :-)
18 January 2011 21:28:31
One of our bamboos is in flower. I gave a piece of this to Kindred 18 months ago so maybe his one is in flower too.
18 January 2011 14:21:22
No room in the nest
The three chicks found the Golden nest of Monbreno, but it is occupied :-(
17 January 2011 19:51:33
Steam engine coal shovel
I would recomend these shovels to all of you, it took such a short time to load many buckets full of shreddings and then to the compost heap that I only just caught the last one with the camera. The extra length and the high sides mean that it can take lots and the narrowness means that it all goes into the bucket. Can't wait to do more shredding
17 January 2011 19:45:51
Here is another that I dug out yesterday along with two others. I planted them in a different part of the garden and planted a clematis with each one.
17 January 2011 19:42:47
Some small tree ferns off to their eternal rest
Dug these darlings out yesterday, replacing them with ground ferns that I grew from spores
16 January 2011 21:40:41
Love this weather
Plenty of work in the garden today. this is me last week trying to get to work.
14 January 2011 08:11:27
I am the only one up
get up you lot it is Friday not the weekend. I managed to get another sheet of clearish polythene and have now two layers over my tree fern poly, wish I had had two in place for all that cold stuff.
11 January 2011 21:32:46
A couple of Goldcrests
At the feeder. they actually seem to go around in threes for some reason.
11 January 2011 19:26:13
Looking good for the time of year. Will have to pick up those leaves though
10 January 2011 23:35:48
Took this picture today, looks good for this time of year.
09 January 2011 22:57:13
Bird in the garden
Wonder what sort it is?
08 January 2011 20:18:06
The sky this morning coming over Dromin hill
08 January 2011 10:44:01
Tired last night and ready for bed I remembered to take pup out for his walk, alas the snow was several inches deep along the road and pup became frosted up with compacted snow. It took half a laborious hour to defrost him with the hair dryer. the sun is out today, I hope that it melts the wretched stuff as I hoped to do a lot of gardening.
08 January 2011 09:49:02
Busy this morning
Yes I am busy this morning with my new shovel, too busy to come onto garden dot ie
07 January 2011 17:29:15
Christmas present quiz uncovered
This might show you better. The answer has to be specific, not what it is called so much as what it is used for.
07 January 2011 12:12:26
Christmas present quiz
My Christmas present arrived today, a little late. Can anyone tell be exactly what it is.
06 January 2011 18:55:18
Here is a picture of me with two brothers and two sons on the final part of our climb up Slieve Donard. One of them apart from me is is a regular contributor to garden dot ie, what is his ie name. Clue: he had put something up in the last two weeks
04 January 2011 11:57:28
2010 shot for Geraldine and co.
the angle of the shot is a bit different as there is now a dense bed on where I took the shot. It was a lawn then, but the seat would be to the left of centre.
03 January 2011 21:42:29
Who else is there
03 January 2011 21:01:51
New bench circa 1997
Here it was behind the pond for much of its life before moving to the front garden and being painted cream
03 January 2011 18:52:52
I removed a few huge shrubs and made a raised bed with our dead eucalyptus tree, and filled it in with the compost from our compost heap, and used it all up. Hope to plant a dozen ferns around the back and dot the odd one in and then let Deb plant some of her stuff
02 January 2011 09:25:43
Up to date photo
Geraldine Deb would have been standing centre picture. This is now a woodland so is hard to take a shot. Dick it would have been part of Paddy Hanon's acre. Will put it up in memories though it is not a good shot
01 January 2011 22:27:15
Deborah and Zoey working in our side garden back in 1997
01 January 2011 18:19:52
Cleaning up the compost
Here is a picture that I took today. I was shovelling the compost into the tray on the right and this would sieve out all the rubbish and leave me with beautiful stuff to scatter on the garden after each bit is tidied up. See how much rubbish is in the crate, I get this amount out of every wheelbarrow load