Wordless Wednesday- Midsummer in my Donegal Garden

This month’s garden post is part of Wordless Wednesday. Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness. She lives in Donegal, Ireland –  an area of outstanding natural beauty. Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/r5GCjaetgZk Twitter: […]

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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 July and August 2017

Summer’s star attractions have been these Angel’s Fishing Rods which sway gently on the breeze. They lean over my little pond, as though fishing for complements! Although my Lavatera seems to be living out its final summer, it is covered in luscious pink blooms, reaching for the sky: Meanwhile, Crocosmia lucifer has such a radiant orange smile: Which matches this Day Lily: […]

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The Garden in June 2017

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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Flowers in Bloom – Fennel

  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 to showcase her this week […]

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