“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
Last spring, I removed some Wallflowers which were well past their best, making room for some new planting. All that remained in this little corner of my garden was Rosa glauca and her close friend Clematis jackmanii, with a climbing Honeysuckle and an acid yellow Achillea at the opposite side of the bed. In early … More Planting Bulbs for Spring and Summer
Tulips amidst a Sea of Muscari outside the Juliana Pavilion The Keukenhof Gardens are described as “the most beautiful spring garden in the world.” I would have to agree after visiting them for the first time two weeks ago. The gardens are located amongst the Dutch bulb fields, less than an hour away from Amsterdam. My sister and … More The Keukenhof Gardens#1
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 our St Patrick’s Day festivities. The garden looked quite different in early March: The miniature daffodils were smiling ahead of schedule. Crocuses were in full bloom: Pompom … More The Garden in March
I just had to share a picture of my lovely new tulips; I bought them in Amsterdam last autumn on my way home from Greece. They fill my heart with absolute JOY!