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