The Gardens of Glenveagh Castle – Rainbows of Rhododendron and Azalea

The Pleasure Gardens In the spring of 2007 and the summer of 2008, I was very blessed to work in the gardens of Glenveagh Castle, set amidst Donegal’s Derryveagh Mountains. The gardens and castle are part of Glenveagh National Park, the second largest national park in Ireland. I like to return at least once a year, to reacquaint myself with The […]

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A Year in the Garden 2018

The weather remains mild here in Donegal, and Mother Nature seems more than a little confused.  Growth appears to be around a MONTH ahead of this time last year! It seems timely to share some of my floral highlights from 2018, before I continue with my regular monthly gardening posts: January/February/March April/May/June July/August/September October/November/December I feel incredibly blessed to have […]

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The Garden in November 2018

Helleborus niger “Verboom Beauty” with Cowslip and Primula Friends Having completed my garden tidy up last month, I have become more relaxed and perhaps lazy… Thankfully, the weather has been glorious – much nicer than both September and October. Until yesterday, when it turned both stormy and wet! Hopefully, it will have passed by the time this post is published. […]

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The Garden in September 2018

Purple Sedum “Autumn Joy” lifts this little corner of my garden September has been a tough month for the plants in my garden. They have been drenched by rain, and pounded by strong winds including Storm Ali. Happily, they have survived! Autumn Hues Rich autumn hues abound, including Sedum “Autumn Joy”- seen above. The glorious burnt orange of these Kaffir […]

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