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 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 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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The Garden in June

May was a gloriously warm and sunny month here in Donegal. Unfortunately, June did not live up to expectations, and we endured rain, rain, and yet more rain… However, the garden is thriving and there are lots of new blooms to share. Pink Lavatera matches my garden chairs I planted this Lavatera back in 2011, and she has provided delicious, […]

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The Garden in May

The view across the garden last week The garden is flourishing after a very warm start to the month of May, plus a few much needed downpours in the past fortnight. If this is your first visit to my garden, you will notice that it is devoid of grass, and filled with a number of (mostly) raised beds, planted with trees, shrubs, cottage […]

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Flowers in Bloom – Aquilegia

Aquilegia are one of my favourite late spring/early summer flowers.  They are a cottage style perennial, and are also known as Columbines but traditionally named “Grannies Bonnets” ! If you look at the shape of the flowers they look like an old fashioned ladies bonnet that would be tied with ribbon under the chin. They come in a wide range […]

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