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 … More The Garden in July 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 … More The Garden in June 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 … More The Garden in April 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 … More The Garden in March 2018
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, … More The Garden in June
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, … More The Garden in May
Bronze Fennel stands tall to the right of her friends This weeks “Flower in Bloom” is actually a herb – Bronze Fennel. She has been a star in my garden for some years now, reappearing every spring after dying back each winter. She is growing taller and more beautiful year on year. I wanted … More Flowers in Bloom – Fennel
Let me introduce you to “Paul’s Scarlet” a climbing rose – the first of my roses to bloom this summer. Soon he will be joined by “James Galway” another pink climber, then ” The Pilgrim” a voluptuous yellow variety…. I love the scent of roses – they sooo soothe my Soul.