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LindaB's Journal May 2014

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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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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?

Everythings Lush

13 May 2014 21:21:25

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Very pleased with the growth in the garden, the little bit of warmth today will bring everything on more, planted my Rhododendron Alice Fitzwilliam in the ground this evening (at last), hope the spot is sheltered enough for it.

Here are a couple of shots from my May album



Happy with all the rain!

12 May 2014 16:17:38

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Yes I am happy, so you will all be cursing me and will probably have me barred from this site!

In the February STORM the tall fence at the side of our house (all 16 panels) came down in various places, I was actually delighted as I hated it!  I decided that I would plant the Copper Beech hedge that I had always wanted. 

When we started digging we realised that the 16 posts were all in solid concrete blocks and we needed the help of our neighbour & his digger to get them out.  I bought 100 copper beech bare root hedging in the hope that we would be able to start planting once the concrete was out but a couple of weeks went by & could not get hold of our neighbour so we started planting the hedging along our front post & rail fence.  To cut a long story short it ended up being a very stressful time - timing wise!  I bought a furtherr 200 beech to complete the full job & time got very tight to get them into the ground by the time we were ready, it ended being the end of March, beginning of April.

Thankfully all is well & planted.

So every cloud DOES have a silver lining as we now have the rain to water our 300 hedges in!  I was not looking forward to keeping them all well watered but now I don't have to (yet).

Pinus Sylvestris Watereri

01 May 2014 11:32:59

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This was a great little buy in Rathwood 5 years ago for €3 in their bargain corner!  I see now (well at least hubby spotted!) it has some little cones which are very cute.  I love the blueness of the pine needles.

Hope you all have a lovely May and plenty of gardening and sunshine.


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