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 September 2018

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 […]

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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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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 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 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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