My Donegal Garden – Hot Colours in the Borders

At summer’s zenith, my garden is emboldened with lots of hot hues, that liven up the borders. Orange Day Lilies brighten this corner of the central bed: Crocosmia Lucifer stands tall and proud behind Salvia hotlips, Geranium psilostemon, Rose “Paul Scarlet” and Fuschia. It looks well against the dark foliage of my purple Elder tree, while white Lilies emerge angelically […]

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The Garden in August 2018

Gladioli¬† The garden seems to be more autumnal than last August. My flowers put on an early show with the long heatwave in May and June, and they have now run out of Steam! Sadly, the Gladioli which looked magnificent at the beginning of the month have now deceased. Agapanthus Agapanthus always make me smile. I have the white variety […]

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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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