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29 June 2012 15:55:37
Looking at the world through Rose Tinted Glasses
This is planted in my WHITE bed. I was delighted when I got it. Rosa Iceberg. Had wanted it for ages. It is blooming now and is a beautiful rose, However either I am looking at it with rose tinted glasses or somebody got their labels mixed up because from my perpspective it definitely looks pink - So no idea what it is :-(
19 June 2012 11:41:12
Philadelphus Coronarius - Mock Orange
Early spring 2011 I planted a tiny little Philadelphus Coronarius in the main bed in the middle of the back garden. It did nothing!!!! I thought it was dead. It is in the middle of the bed as I was hoping it would grow to a decent size- ha! When my sister was up we went looking for it as I wanted her to see if it was worth keeping - we couldn;t even find it amongst the masses of other stuff coming up BUT look what I discovered yesterday!!!! The plant itself is only about 1ft high and 6" of it is covered in flowers.
We had a huge one in the front garden of the house I grew up in "Borodale". I was just mad about it. Everytime I smell it- It just brings me right back. Happy times :-)
I am just DELIGHTED!!!
13 June 2012 10:19:50
Cant find the name.....
This has just started to bloom in the garden. It is such a pretty flower. I can't find the name. It is beside me everytime I get out of my car and is bugging the life out of me - So if you know please tell :-)
29 May 2012 23:37:11
Speaking of Weigela...
as per the cover story in The Irish Garden. This is just a tiny bit of mine. It is 5ft of colour with masses of flowers. I am delighted with it!! The few days of heat that we have had has made things jump out of the ground :-) Just hope we don't regress now!!
By the way, I got an email this morning from Nissan Leaf to say I had won 4 tickets to Bloom. Don't know yet if they are date specified. Hope not, because I want to go on Saturday. The only down side is that I booked 4 tickets online on Sunday night :-(
13 May 2012 10:33:59
Real Cherries - in Kells!!!
I couldn't believe my eyes when I say fruit developing on my Cherry Tree. I thought it would be way too cold for that!!!!
So now I have my cake with a Cherry on top!!! Couldn't be happier :-)
13 May 2012 10:28:02
A Girl just CAN'T get any luckier than this
I have my icing on the cake and a Cherry on top!!!
Here is my icing on the cake
Viburnum plicatum 'Mariesii'
Wedding cake bush
Now check out the small tree above it and slightly to the left in the photo!........
09 May 2012 19:21:10
Geum - Mrs. J Bradshaw
Thank you for the "Lovely - wonderful - brilliant NEXT button when viewing photos. It has been such a pain scrolling up and down the page to find the arrow for the next photo. Now not only do you not have to click onthe "Next" but just on the photo!!!! Hurray!!!!
As for the work this one out......
Last year I planted a Geum - Mrs. J. Bradshaw which duly flowered in a striking red.
This year either I have lost the plot or the plant has........
The flowers look supciously yellow??????????????
Hubby is sure I have lost it but the label with the picture is still on the plant :-0
06 May 2012 13:33:34
Don't know how I missed it!!!
Husband is standing at the kitchen window. "Your rhubarb is shooting up" says he. I look at him wondering how he can see rhubarb from where he is. "Down at the compost area!" says he. "Eahhhh No- not there" So off I go to check it out. OMG look what has happened when I wasn't looking.............. My Gunnera, that I spent weeks digging out of my garden early last spring (as it was like a rain forest down there) had grown through a black sack and even has a flower on it!!!! LOL The tallest leaf is damaged - I guess this is from breaking through the black sack LOL
For anyone that grows Gunnera - you will know it has these huge rhizomes type things(of like turnip consistency) that sit on the surface of the soil. I had baged up mountains of it as my sister (Flitters) wanted to grow it at the stream at the end of her garden. I brought a boot load down to her and just left the rest to rot down in black bags.
I have removed the bags now as I guess I am just supposed to have it in my garden. LOL
14 April 2012 22:27:08
It sure does need a bit of elbow room!! This is mine a couple of years ago!!! I have had to get rid of most of it last year as it was taking over the garden - but it is coming back!!! :-)
12 April 2012 22:46:05
A building project!!!
Today at lunch time - when my kids started to arise from their pits, I said to Ruth (16) - you know what ?? "Gates are a shoking price,I think we should make one" So we did!!!! At a grand cost of €25.00 I think it does not look too shabby at all!! But then again - It couldnt look any worse and it has open slats - because it is a wind tunnel out there in the winter!!!
Ruth says we will accept orders!!!
11 April 2012 16:14:27
This beauty in my back garden was planted by the birds and I LOVE it. However, the roots are coming up across the lawn. Today I sawed off the root halfway across the garden and starting pulling- OOPS half the lawn is up as well!!! :-p I am trying to avoid having to take the tree down and putting rootkill on it!!! Any suggestions ??????
Started but not sure where to go from here :-(
13 March 2012 18:41:23
What What????? Gardening on an Irish Station!!!!!
and I mean Irish!!! TG4 @8.00pm - A13 episodes on "Grow your own". Now the old "Cupla Focal" wouldn't be the May West but sure you would have to have a look..... Wouldn't you??
24 February 2012 10:25:13
The Irish Garden arrived this morning - with free seeds too :-)) , as I would not know what to do with myself as Facebook is down for maintenance :-(
Seems like an very long time since the last one came.
Think I need a bigger garden :-( Hubby wants to know "Just WHERE are you going to plant all the stuff I bought yesterday??????" Not to worry - there is always room for more :-) I think he is worried that the borders are ever expanding and the lawn is ever decreasing LOL
23 February 2012 22:28:30
And we are off.............................
God Bless Aldi :-)))))
3 Asclepias Tuberosa
3 x Hollyhocks -Alcea Rosea
12 Lilium Mixed
4 Dahlia Mignon (Looks like 40 of them)
3 Mirabilis (4 O'Clock Lily)
Also signed upto the "Big Sunflower Project" on Facebook at the weekend and they sent me seeds that I got Wednesday.