Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spring/Summer


Hosta coming through, should put the slug pellets out now!


Monkshood and geranium.
Camellia (white) and Rhododendron

Pink Camellia, just past 
its best!

Nice fat buds on one of two Clematis (Montana variety)

Acer





One of many Lily of the Valley plants coming through, they seemed to have multiplyed this year,surprise!

More Hostas















Skimmia white









Lovely violet primrose














Some Sweet Pea plants ready for planting out.

And finally,Im off to spend some April time in Paris!
Happy Gardening!











Sunday, February 1, 2015

Spring has sprung!

Yes! Winter and all it's dark dreary cold days are beginning to recede! The weather forecast in my neck of the woods is still for more biting cold frost and ice and maybe snow to come but we have escaped so far from very bad conditions.Its been mighty cold recently which saw me indoors mostly looking out at the bare garden but I am enjoying looking at my snowdrops emerging and I am seeing one lone daffodil in flower too! Anyway here's to warmer weather on the way!
Happy Gardening!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Exotics!

On our recent holiday to Southern Spain I took this photo of the beautiful Bird of Paradise flower which was to be found growing happily along the promenades and at roundabouts. The hibiscus flower in red,pink and yellow was also plentiful,I must find a photo or two yet!



We visited a public park,named Paloma Park and came across this lovely cactus garden there,you would not want to stumble here!!!








Beautiful shape!


What great use of an old chair and some 

 pallets on the wall!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A look back!

Looking back at my star performers this Summer,2014!I



 Dicentra.





Azalea














Spring Bulbs,Tulips and Daffs.

Clematis.

Hosta




Lily of The Valley




Azalea



Pietism


Pier is


Clematis




Happy Gardening !











Monday, October 13, 2014

Catch Up

After a really great Summer and early Autumn here in Southern Ireland for a change,the weather continues to be sunny but chilly now when the sun goes down! 

I took these photos today while it was still sunny,the kafir lilies are very plentiful,and the sweet pea seeds. I was given free at Bloom finally flowered,though late in the season,still a lovely sight!
















Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summer Sunshine!

 Some more photos of what's doing well in the month of June with some small additions! Above is a patio rose years old,always performs when I treat it with Roseclear at the first sign of black spot and conditions have been very  helpful to this lately!
A new purchase,a few plants of Busy Lizzie,a summer staple,never under performs!

Monkshood,hosta,day Lillie's red hot pokers in background( though these are yellow)!

A Mothers Day rose that came from my late Mothers garden ,lots of bus doing great!

Best buy ever, outdoor gerbera,the orange is now 2yrs old and I sourced two golden coloured plants recently,these will flower into October!

The lone primrose vialli in the centre,like a lipstick! Leaves are very scarce as are flowers this year?

First lily to bloom this year from a few bulbs bought at Bloom festival last year,the red spider has machine gunned holes all over the plants!

This is a lovely geranium called Francis Headley,lots of flowers with the great sunshine we have been having!

A little non flower item,watermelon,great thirst quencher on a hot day!

More pots,yellow marguerites and begonias.


Finally,a bunch of lilies I found on top of a parking meter in the city centre,obviously forgotten,they came home with me,I had the pleasure of the sight and scent of them for two weeks!