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…”
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.
She lives in Donegal, Ireland – an area of outstanding natural beauty.
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