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Rachel's Journal October 2015

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Mount Usher

31 October 2015 17:09:48
Mount Usher

Mount Usher

Mount Usher is looking absolutely amazing at the moment, with its autumn colour. And they're planning on staying open all winter this year!

The Beauty of Autumn - Mount Usher, Wicklow - YouTube

Wednesday Videos

29 October 2015 21:33:21

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Here are the Wednesday videos from yesterday. I forgot to post to garden.ie

 

Hardy Ginger - Zingiber mioga - YouTube

Old Friends - Miltonia x binotii & Prosthechea cochleata - YouTube

Overwintering Begonias & Calla Lilies

25 October 2015 07:34:52
Overwintering Begonias & Calla Lilies

Overwintering Begonias & Calla Lilies

Here is a video on how to overwinter tuberous begonias and call lilies.

If not lifted, callas may survive in the ground but not flower the following year and then disappear after a few years.

Hope you find the video useful...

Overwintering Begonias & Calla Lilies - easy guide - YouTube

Wednesday Videos

21 October 2015 18:15:57

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Hello folks and here are the Wednesday videos.

The first is about overwintering tender gingers...

Overwintering Tender Gingers - hedychium - YouTube

And the second is a fun look at last Saturday's IGPS Plant Fair, which I'm sure you will enjoy (if only to see me turned away :) lol)...

IGPS Plant Fair - with wisdom from Carmel Duignan & Stephen Butler - YouTube

Greenhouse in October

20 October 2015 19:04:16
Greenhouse in October

Greenhouse in October

Here's a video from a few days ago on the greenhouse, which some might find interesting...

Greenhouse in October - nerines, impatiens etc - YouTube

Wednesday Videos

14 October 2015 09:47:50

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Here are this Wednesday's videos.

The first is a tour of the Botanic Gardens - dahlias and grasses are looking fabulous but there is a scary mealy infestation in the greenhouses...

Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin, October 2015 - YouTube

The second video is about some house plants and the new shelves I got to house them...

New Shelves for House Plants - hippeastrum, cyclamen etc - YouTube

Temptation

11 October 2015 20:17:12
Temptation

Temptation

Well, I was on my way to the Botanic Gardens and Johnstown Garden centre came into view...

Pit Stop - Johnstown Garden Centre, orchids & nepenthes - YouTube

A Visit to Huntingbrook

09 October 2015 12:01:45
A Visit to Huntingbrook

A Visit to Huntingbrook

Do join me on an autumn visit to Huntingbrook...

Plant Collector's Paradise - Huntingbrook Gardens, Wicklow - YouTube

Wednesday Videos

07 October 2015 09:37:30

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Well, it must be Wedensday again because here come the two videos.

The first is the September one in the series, A Year in the Life of a Border, and there's a definite autumn feel around...

A Year in the Life of a Border - September, Cherry Border - YouTube

The second one is about cats, both from the orchid family and the feline...

8 Big Catts, 1 Little Cat - YouTube

Gardening Talk

06 October 2015 10:07:49
Gardening Talk

Gardening Talk

Exciting Annuals, a talk by Rachel Darlington

Waterford Garden Plant Society
7th October 2015, 8pm

St Joseph & Benildus Parish Hall, Newtown, Waterford.

Hope to see many of you there!

And, no, Scrubber! 'Exciting' is not a verb in this context :P

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