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LindaB's Journal

LindaB's Journal

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Camellia Brushfields Yellow

30 March 2017 08:49:15

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 I bought a new Camelia a few weeks ago in Tesco, very healthy! Very pleased with it.

Spring Time

20 March 2017 17:29:49

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It is about time I did my first journal of the year!  Here are a few from my garden, can't believe how fast everything is growing!   I have put a few in of my maples that are young and in pots in the garage for tonight as the frost which I believe we are going to have will damage them!

My first Erythronium to flower is a new one I got last year so happy it is flowering!

The daffodils have been flowering for weeks - such great value!

The Epimedium is a great flowerer and then such lovely leaves afterwards for the summer.

Stay warm!

2016 Photos

28 November 2016 09:26:44

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Wow so difficult to choose! I suppose that's a good thing!!  I love the Fushia because it was a cutting I took on Lansdowne Road last year!  So I call it Lansdowne Road Fushia!!!

I love this Rudbeckia Herbstonne but will have to stake it better next year!!!

Finally I love the view from this part of the garden!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dalmera Peltata

10 October 2016 17:56:42

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This really caught my eye today, such beautiful Autumn Colour!! Great day today!!

Lovely morning

19 September 2016 14:00:17

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I love walking around the garden early morning!! Here are a few shots from this morning!

Diascia Personata

09 September 2016 20:56:16

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For me this is a must have plant in my garden which I first saw in The Bay Garden.  It flowers all summer long!!!! It does fall over a bit but I still love it!!! Also it is so easy from cuttings!!! 

Very wet today!!!

Have a great weekend! Think tomorrow will be better!!

Sea View & Douentza

04 July 2016 11:53:50

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I was very lucky to visit two beautiful gardens this weekend!! Periwinkle at Sea View and Rachel at Douentza.

This was my first time at Sea View and as always you have to be there to really appreciate it all, the fragrances and the beauty!! The garden is very wet under foot but it is incredible what Dorothy can grew!! I loved it and thank you Dorothy for your warm hospitality!!! 

Rachel's garden gets better and better each time I visit and I always see things which I missed like this stunning Robinia 'Twisty Baby', it was like a giant bonsai!  Rachel what is the name of the purple plant in the last photo - is it a salvia? Loved it!!! Thanks again Rachel!!

Unusual Delphinium

26 June 2016 19:50:05
Unusual Delphinium

Unusual Delphinium

This delphinium was in a mixed tray from Lidl! Don't think I like it!! anyone seen it before?

A few photos!

23 June 2016 18:08:43
A few photos!

A few photos!

At last a few photos of my new garden, only a year old.   In the album are some before and after's, very happy so far but I have had a lot of help!!!!

Grevillea

01 March 2016 10:35:53

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Morning!

Fran's journal on his beautiful Grevillea promted me to get out and take a photo of mine, the photo shows two plants in a pot which I grew from cuttings three years ago!  Three year's ago I did not even know what a Grevillea was!  I was out walking and saw the Grevillea growing in a public place and I thought it was a type of conifer!!!  I really liked it, took a few pieces (because it was huge!) and stuck them in!  I was amazed when they took AND when I saw the flowers come and worked out what it was!  Or maybe someone here told me what it was!!!!

So very easy to grow from cuttings!

I have not written here for a while, my new garden is still quite like a field and now after all the rain of the winter I found I have some serious professional drainage to put in over the next few months. I am on a hill so I never thought I would have this problem but the water from the hill is running under my garage and could affect the foundation and of the garage and the house.  It is a huge job with huge money, I have had a number of experts to look at it and there is no easy solution because of where the water is coming from and going to - so that is why it is costly!  We are talking about bringing in 100 tonne of stone!  Alot of my garden will be a mess for some time so all a bit daunting but has to be done!  Don't want the house to float away!

No doubt will be posting photos here of the destruction when it does happen!

A few changes since the end of May!

15 September 2015 17:42:40

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As some of you know I moved house in May which had a blank canvas garden.  My first idea was to plant up the steepest part of the back because it would be so difficult to maintain.  I have had help with a lot of the heavy work and so it is starting to take shape.  Hopefully in 9 to 12 months time it will have filled out a lot.

The weekend was great for the garden.  The soil was so wet it was perfect for digging.  Will have to think of the next area to tackle soon!

A New Blank Canvas!!!

27 May 2015 14:04:38

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I have just moved to a new house, new garden and the garden is literally a blank canvas 1.2 acres!!!  I am now feeling a little bit overwhelmed by the whole experience!!!  When I first saw and fell in love with the garden and house, all the lawn was neatly mowed but now alot of it is like a meadow!!!  As the garden is so big I think I will leave some areas on the back hill wild and meadowy!  The only down side to this is all the seed heads will blow unto my new flower beds - interesting challenge.   The back garden backs onto a forest!!!

I still have to buy a lawn mower, the back is quite steep so I think a self propelled petrol mower will do the job!!! Ha ha says she with her fingers crossed!

I started to dig my first flower bed with my mum on Sunday and it was tough work, may have to look at a rotavator or a garden digging party, I will supply the wine beer and chinese takeaway!!!!  I have taken a lot of divisions and cuttings from my last garden and am dying to get them into the ground!!!!

I am excited and a bit nervous about the new challenge but hopefully as you watch this space you will see some colour appear.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 6th!!!  Sorry I won't have plants to share this time but next time I will!!!!

Help Required for Koi and Goldfish!!!

02 February 2015 13:00:27

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Wonder if anyone can help!

Sadly my dear dad passed away over Christmas.  He was the best dad in the world and multi-talented!!!  He was only 72 and had a very acute stroke, we are missing him desperately!!!

As you can see from the photos attached of my parents garden I did not pick my love of gardening off the street!! My mum loves the garden and my dad loves making things for the garden, including tiling, mosaic, woodwork, the dovecot etc.  The other love was my dads pond, only partially seen in the photo.  Unfortunately a few months ago my dad noticied the water level going down in the pond and had to constantly top it up and his job for the spring was to find the leak!!!

We thought the water level had stabilised but it is now dropping further and mum has to top it up every day now!! She is very worried about my dads fish, because they meant a lot to him, 3 small goldfish, 3 comets, 1 beautiful butterfly koi and 2 large Koi (could be up to 15 years old).  So I am now looking for a good home for them.

If you could give me any ideas where that might be or if any of you are interested yourself you could send me a private message.

The fish are in Glasnevin, Dublin!!

Thanks

The Bay Garden, Camolin

19 May 2014 17:00:03

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Thanks to Rachel, Hazel and Tina for great company to The Bay Garden today, it did not disappoint us and the weather held up too.   It is a gorgeous garden from beginning to end with so much interest at this time of year.  It a garden that you have to see in all seasons.  There may have been one or two purchases as well including 2 Hydrangea for me, a Diascia personata as recommeded by Ian McDonald & a Thalictrum.

Then back to mine for lunch & a little look around!

Thanks guys for all the plants you brought me.

Bay Garden Visit

14 May 2014 17:57:01
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My Garden!

Just wondering if anyone is free to visit the Bay Garden, Camolin on Monday (19th) around 11 am (I have run this by Frances McDonald) and then to have a light lunch back at my house, I am about 15 minutes from Camolin?

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