The Garden in March 2018

The garden in February and the same spot in March

I breathed a HUGE sigh of relief when the “Beast from the East” passed through Donegal, with a lot less force than predicted. My garden breathed a sigh of relief too!

These blue Muscari are just peeping through , a perfect partnership for the dwarf Narcissus.

I have been admiring the garden from my pink plastic chair.

I inspect my Tulips every morning, anxiously awaiting their glorious blooms. They reply ” Soon, soon…”

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My three Apple trees are starting to unfurl. I shall be feeding them with homemade compost in a week or two.

Clematis jackmanii and Rose “James Galway” are awakening from their winter slumber:

There are plenty of jobs on my “to do” list. This Fennel was cut back last week to reveal its new growth. A HUGE amount of Nettle roots were discovered in the process, and they were swiftly removed. Fennel looks so much happier!

Meanwhile, in the front garden these Hellebores are a delight:

They will soon be joined by their cerise friends these drumstick Primula:

I look forward to April’s floral Heaven.

Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness.

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  1. You can feel slow or under the weather, when you see new life, it just speaks to you and makes your soul happy to see it. Ever notice, how the world seems to disappear, when you stand in a garden?

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  2. Brigid it is so lovely to see spring arriving. Sometime you hardly notice until you see the ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures and see how far things have come on. PXX

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  3. What a beautiful post Daisies!
    We already have our Primulas – and they’re such happy little darlings that I just stand and smile at them.

    Your Hellebore’s are beautiful. Love them.
    I’m loving how Spring has only been here 5 minutes and everything is waking up, stretching and smiling at the sun! Everything is just starting to blossom. It’s Perfection.
    Sending love ~ Cobs. xxx

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  4. Thank you for sharing your lovely garden with us and thank you, Brigid, for providing me with the name of those tiny blue flowers, the blue Muscari…they are prevalent on our woodland walks and I wondered what they were called! I hope my posts are popping up in your feed now…

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  5. So exciting to see spring bring it all out! Love your daffodils and the buds on your apple trees Brigid!! I keep checking the maples in our yard for baby leaves– but they are really late in leafing out this year!! But we do have the first sweet peas! my favorite. Love your garden posts– always to pretty. Happy Easter Brigid! hugs!

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  6. Lovely! And thank you for your comment on one of my recent posts; unfortunately, WordPress isn’t allowing me to approve, like or reply to it. (Is there a time limit?) Anyway, enjoy your garden, the Easter holiday and your time off!

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  7. Hi Brigid, thank you for the lovely walk around your garden. Having experienced a little of the “Beast” myself on my recent trip to UK, I am doubly glad that you were spared from the worst of it. I am happily home now and whilst you are preparing for Springs abundance, we are watching things as autumn spreads her wings. An equally beautiful time of year may I say. PS I love your pink plastic throne. XX

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      • I am well Brigid, happy to be home and reunited with my dear cat Fluffystuff. Weather has finally cooled down and the garden is going into sleep mode for a few months, which as you know doesn’t mean there is nothing to be done. Baz has been busy removing plants that have become too large for their spots, also lots of dead leaves on the palms and tree ferns to remove. I do love a garden. XX

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  8. argh, I’m still waiting for my cornish daffs and peachy tulips to flower. I planted mine a bit late last year… Your garden is lovely!

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  9. Brigid, a delightful garden and so full of colour already… I bet it has changed massively since your two week retreat! I’m just back from Sweden and can’t believe the colour and the bulbs all vibrant with life and the tulips just about to flower. I look forward to seeing the April flora heaven this month from your garden! Hugs xx

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  10. this was such a delight Brigid. I am always in awe of how plants survive the winters and just wait for spring to bloom, it’s like nature’s very own magic show. And the colours in your garden are so different than what we see on the equator. The colours are soft and serene and almost like watercolour paintings. Even the greens are a different texture. I love the delicate leaves and the bare branches that speak of a promise of spring. it’s such a joy to see your garden. do you have a special favourite spot?

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