My Donegal garden is slowing down towards it’s winter sleep, and the bright rainbow of colours in the borders has been replaced with more subtle shades. Rosa glauca Rosa glauca has an abundance of rosehips. However, she is in dire need of a good hard prune as does her neighbour Clematis jackmannii. Both will thank me for it. Kaffir Lilies […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I have been experimenting with the camera on my mobile phone, and I am delighted with the results; I can now post better quality close ups of my flowers. The following are a few of my best blooms during September… James Galway Rose Nasturtium and Cosmos are still flowering. The Nasturtiums are creating LOTS of new seeds, and I look […]