My Donegal Garden in March 2020

Crocus which ventured out in February Storms Please accept my apologies for not publishing a garden post in February, but the weather was somewhat stormy! Thankfully, the latter part of this month has been dry and sunny, allowing me to catch up on my garden tasks. I have been ably assisted by Fido my neighbours cat: Fido poses amongst my […]

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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 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 May 2017

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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The Garden in March 2017

  A view across the garden last Sunday evening March has (mostly) been warmer than usual.  Weekend temperatures soared into the high teens, a welcome reprieve after the inclement weather of late. The garden looked quite different in early March:   The miniature daffodils were smiling ahead of schedule. Crocuses were in full bloom: Pompom Primula greeted each other after months of hibernation: […]

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