The Garden in July 2018

Day Lily happily quenched The Heatwave The heatwave that lasted for seven wondrous weeks departed in mid July and we have had LOTS of rain glorious rain! I felt greatly relieved and so did my plants… The intense heat suited some plants but not others. The Roses loved it but Rose James Galway (seen below between Rose Paul’s Scarlet) looked […]

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The Garden in June 2018

Thankfully, my garden has survived a four week long HEATWAVE, followed by Storm Hector which brought much needed rain but rather destructive winds. I had a few floral casualties but they are all making an excellent recovery. The sunshine is back and I am outside as often as possible. June heralded a glorious display of Roses, and I have been […]

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The Garden in May 2018

The garden has truly blossomed this month, and I have delighted in spending LOTS of time outside. I have enjoyed the scent of the Apple blossom from my late father’s garden bench.   And the view along the garden, including the flowering of these Alliums:   Yellow Narcissus “Sun Disc” companions have complemented their purple hues: Pink, purple, blue and […]

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The Garden in April 2018

  “There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.” Minnie Aumonier The month of April included all four seasons – cold, rainy days, storms and at long last glorious sunshine! Daffodils Although my dwarf Narcissus are dying off, there are several species of Daffodils creating a vibrant display […]

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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 […]

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The Garden in February 2018

My garden is slowly awakening from its winter slumber with lots of new growth to brighten my Soul. My Birch tree shelters these valiant dwarf Narcissi warriors, and their year round companions – lime coloured Grasses and dark purple Heuchara. Bright blue Muscari are preparing to flower, alongside deep purple Primula. In a shady corner, Tulips are sprouting forth among […]

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A Year in the Garden

The garden is slumbering, and I am waiting patiently for hundreds of tiny bulbs to explode into bloom. The first snowdrops are already welcoming visitors: However, the majority of my spring bulbs are only poking their heads tentatively above ground. I think they are wondering “Will it snow?” A review of the 2017 gardening year seems apt. Hence I am […]

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The Garden in November

The weather has grown cold, but my winter tidy up is complete; it was finished right before the cold snap, to my great relief! Shrubs were moved, perennials divided and given new homes, grasses were released from clumps to make way for new spring growth, and the last of my bulbs (Allium and miniature Daffodils) were planted where my Lavatera […]

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The Garden in October

October brought two major storms – Ophelia and Brian. Thankfully, my garden remained pretty much intact. This Sunflower and her cousins lit up a corner with their sunny smiles. A few hardy Japanese Anemones survived in the front garden. They have now gone to floral Heaven… I love Fuschia; I have four different varieties. This pretty pink specimen is still […]

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