07 May 2013 23:36:36
one of the reasons i gave up on making entries esp photos was all the problems i had with uploading, and again its happening. hope this photo in the journal goes up ok. men at work in the woodland garden. only 4 weeks till open weekend at the wellbeing garden.
07 May 2013 21:40:37
greenfort last sat
its so long since ive been on, i hardly remembered my password...well summer started last week...yeah... or so the weather man told me. anyway im out when i can, mostly on my hunkers (thats my knees, fran) to avoid getting my head blown off by northeast winds. despite this i have had a fantastic display of daffs, snowdrops, tulips, fritillary, muscari and the aubretia & honesty are on turbo with shades of purple and lilacs. the tulips steal the show just now, with groups of reds, purples, yellows and a few mixed up batches of various colour. thank god for the rain over the past few weeks. its hard to poke delicate little heads up through cement..
22 February 2013 00:32:53
Welcome to the site of the
Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland
Cumann Ríoga Gairneoireachta
21 February 2013 22:55:06
finished up paid employment for this week. will burn the midnight oil tonight to get some articles and muddyboots work done. i have a plan tomorrow which involves a man , a spade , a wheelbarrow and 50 spades of clay. oh, and did i mention 100 griselinia bushes to be planted. lets hope its dry overhead. the 100 is only the start, will prob need that again. its to plant on the lawn side running along where hubby planted whit thorn last year.
18 February 2013 20:16:09
Deborah Begley and The MuddyBoots Garden Club
at fanavolty hall on march 1st at 8pm
back by popular demand is, Deborah Begley and her handsome assistant,
husband Martin Begley, all the way from Terra Nova gardens, co limerick.
Debs talk is " lets get growing" stories and slides of spring related topics. Also on the night, directly after the talk, deb and martin will have plants for sale from their garden.
so come along with family and friends, relax, mingle and enjoy good company and a cuppa. Admission €5.
deb and martin are going to stay in portsalon for the weekend and go to salthill house mountcharles, to the donegal hort society,on march mon 4th for 7.30pm,to give a different talk, "the story of a plantaholic, 2013""
10 February 2013 21:27:25
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this is a copy of article number one published in the tirconnel tribune on jan 31st.
The WellBeing Garden, With Evelyn Mc Kemey-Gallagher.
The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on
to others, is to know the enduring happiness that
the love of a garden gives.
- Gertrude Jekyll.
What a great saying and so true, gardening has been my salvation . When all else fails, get the gear on, gather up the tools and head out to the garden. On occasion I’ve gone out to distract me from worries, or simply to get some fresh air. the same thing can be said in going for a walk. Within a short space of time, you busy yourself in a new direction, far from what troubled you when you first came out. Gardening is medicine that does not need a prescription ... And with no limit on dosage…
Gardening at The WellBeing Garden in Portsalon is indeed a challenge all year round, from hail in October to storm force winds in June, just as seedlings have got settled.Then theres the dreaded midges, my dad says that if you kill a midge, thousands come to its wake, well I must have killed a lot ! So I have learned to work with nature and not against it, and the midges. Preparation of the soil is key to success, not too heavy and yet not too loamy. When I talk at times, about the introduction of compost to help aerate and balance the soil, I mean homemade compost.
So free up your diary …
"The Muddyboots Garden Club invite you to Fanavolty Hall on Fri. 8th of Feb at 8pm for an information evening with Martin Eves, from ENVIRO GRIND LTD, based in pettigo. . martin is an entrepreneur, with over 20 years’ experience in both the Horticultural & Reprocessing Industries in the USA and Europe. In 1997, he established local company Enviro Grind Ltd – a successful Wood & Organic Waste reprocessing site which incorporates an Animal By-Product approved Composting facility. Enviro Grind supplies a range of environmentally friendly horticultural products such as bark mulches, wood chip, compost, soil blends and the ever popular vegetable growing mix. Admission €5."
The last days of January should not be wasted. It may be wet and windy, but its time to get ready for a few very busy months ahead. Time to scrub pots and seed modules, in warm soapy water. Take a wire scrubber to plant labels . im a seedaholic, and collect various seed heads from the garden. They are simply a wonder of nature, and reward you year after year. My saved seed get shook and sieved till they give up every last seed. You get to keep a stock of a aquilegia you love or an aster from a favourite relative. I sewed sweetpea on 31st Dec, and now await my bounty. I love January to trawl the net, make notes and drool over seed catalogues with several mugs of tae. check out garden centres for their selection. Decisions made, order gone, now to wait for the postman. . . .
13 January 2013 21:06:17
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hey jacinta and all. just had a good old nosey at your photos from today at johnstown, looks loike everyone had agreat time. well done to organisers and those who travels long distances to get there. take care.
12 January 2013 22:24:32
we are up and running again, with plans and enthusiasm for the year ahead.
feb 8th at 8pm. speaker martin from envirogrind. www.envirogrindltd.com
march 1st at 8pm deb begley "lets get growing". www.terranovaplants.com
april 12th at 8pm. brendan little "veg growing and other things"
may and june to be confirmed.
deb will be with the donegal garden society on march 5th (8pm or 8.30pm not sure) at salthill gardens, mountcharles.
11 January 2013 13:11:19
look what i saw this morning
hi to all.
have a fab day sunday.
im depending a certain limerick lady to take photos and fill me in on some gossip in march.
25 December 2012 11:00:00
my place 24-12-12
happy christmas and may all your seeds sprout and your plants thrive in 2013.