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BrunoCork's Journal

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The Green Ribbon Garden

25 April 2016 20:25:50

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Hi all, at the Christmas get-together lots of you donated plants for the mental health themed community garden I'm involved in through work. I thought you might like to see its progress. (Bear in mind this was a derelict site full of rubble and litter up until we started clearing it last year.)

A big thank you again to all those who donated plants.

I'll post more photos when it's complete.

You're invited... - Shine

 

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02 April 2016 21:29:46
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Saturation Point

02 April 2016 08:47:39

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Nothing else to say other than I'm sure I'll have a wonderful moss garden if this wet weather continues.

 

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I've still got it!

01 April 2016 18:43:47

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..a love of invasive weeds, that is!

 

Sometimes I get bored of the jungly giants...

 

...and the tiny weeds win my attention.

 

Still avoiding college work but there's always the morning.

No better way to procrastinate!

30 March 2016 19:52:02

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I'm meant to be doing college assignments, but with the brighter evenings who could blame me for wanting to be out strolling in the garden.

The Bigger Snowdrops

27 January 2016 21:41:30

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I seem to have a thing for the large snowdrops. Of the ones I have, 'Comet' and 'Drummond's Giant' are my favourites

Getting to grips with my new camera and macro lens

24 January 2016 14:41:57

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I bought a variegated Helleborus argutifolius at our Johnstown get-together. Still in its pot, it made the perfect subject to practice my macro photography with my new camera.

I've a lot more practicing to do, if I can find the time and patience, but I'm happy I managed to get some ok-ish shots so far.

A big THANK YOU!

12 January 2016 19:03:53

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I just want to say a big thank you to everyone for a great time on Saturday, and for all the plants people donated for the Green Ribbon Garden I'm involved in here in Cork. As someone mentioned previously, we might not see each other from one end of the year to the other, but when we get together we have a great time. I feel very lucky to have stumbled accross garden.ie, leading me to meet so many wonderful people.

I won't promise to be a more active garden.ie contributer this year, but I'm sure going to try.

Here's to the next get-together!

 

New Shine Garden in Cork City ...

Johnstown Plant Swaps List

03 January 2016 15:16:32
Johnstown Plant Swaps List

Johnstown Plant Swaps List

Hi all, here's my wee list for Johnstown. Only one of each I'm afraid, and are best suited to mild gardens.

Young Plants

Taken: Cordyline obtecta 'Kasper' (Fleurette)

Solanum giganteum

Taken: Impatiens puberula  (Jemo, Eilish, Deborah)

Taken: Semele androgyna (Elizabeth)

Taken: Pseudopanax laetus  (Fleurette)

Bare-Rooted Cuttings

Taken: Impatiens niamniamensis (Joan)

Taken: Impatiens auricoma x bicaudata (Jackie)

Want to Win a Signed Copy of Rachel's Book?

10 December 2015 17:24:17
Want to Win a Signed Copy of Rachel's Book?

Want to Win a Signed Copy of Rachel's Book?

Hi folks,


Just letting those on facebook know that there's a chance to win a signed copy of Rachel's new book. You can go to the competition by clicking here>>>photo.<<<

Hope you're all keeping well,


Bruno

An Evening with Helen Dillon - Tue 3rd Nov - Cork

18 October 2015 10:46:41

One for the collector!

24 April 2015 07:29:58

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This Fuchsia excorticata or Tree Fuchsia self seeded in my garden from a neighbours garden. It's the tallest fuchsia species and hails from New Zealand. Close up the flowers are fascinating, but stand a few meters back and you'd barely notice them.

After a week since first opening, the flowers are starting to redden and become more conspicuous, but I love how blue the pollen is when they first open.

It's been growing here for about four years now and this is the first time it has flowered for me, yet I think a little seedling I gave to Liga a few years ago flowered in it's second year.

Coming out of hiding!!!

14 February 2015 09:24:17

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Show me Your Garden has come and gone, and after a couple of weeks of being inundated with emails, messages, texts, tweets, phone calls and the like, I'm glad to say things have quietened down again and are getting back to normal.

In the midst of it, we headed away to Tenerife and La Gomera, and I have to say the La Gomera landscape and plants were absoloutely breathtaking. You can see some of my photos here: La Gomera & Tenerife Plants/Landscapes

Tomorrow the Irish Garden Plant Society are getting a tour of Altamont gardens in Carlow, and non-members can come along for only €3. Altamont is known for it's collections of Snowdrops and Daffodils so we're bound to see lots of beautiful, photogenic drifts of the things, along with other Spring gems. There'll be quite a few G.ie'ers at it so if you're coming along look out for us. IGPS visit to Altamont Gardens, Co. Carlow

I've been busy lately and haven't had a chance to get stuck into the garden, but it looks like it's going to be a cracker of a day out there, and even though I've got lots of things I need to do today, I'm going to make sure I get out in the garden for an hour or two.

Here's wishing you all a happy Valentine's Day!

Thanks Everyone!!!!

31 January 2015 09:04:39
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Thank you so much everyone for your lovely words. My phone and my emails were hopping all night! I was so nervous, but now relieved that I came across ok. There were still those self-concious moments of..."Do I look like that?" "Do I sound like that?" and "Do I smile the whole time?" lol There was a funny blip when I pointed out a Pontederia and the editors showed an image of what looked like an Hippuris. lol It was all filmed last August, so it was great fun to watch and be reminded of the different experiences. It was the first time I got to see the aerial shots, and was also the first time I got to hear what the other gardeners said, and I was truely chuffed.

Thanks again for your kind words, and here's to some downtime over the next few days! x

 

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30 January 2015 07:46:59

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