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Six on Saturday – 27th February 2021

We have just had a lovely spring day. Crocuses are at their best.

2. I love these delicate ones too.

3. Hellebores are also flowering nicely.

4. It is always nice to get free plants. These foxgloves self-germinate in the polytunnel.


5. Looking forward to these lettuce that over-wintered in the greenhouse and are bulking up nicely.

6. And finally this week , germinating lettuce seed!!! Yes spring is here!

Thank you to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday

Six on Saturday

In Ireland, some people optimistically consider the 1st of February the start of spring. It is also Saint Brigit’s day. The garden does certainly show signs of spring – so let’s be optimistic.

1. Hellebore

I have two – one white which is already fully open and this lovely red version which is nearly there.



2. Yellow crocus these are planting in grass under a birch tree and are usually the first crocus to appear each year.



3. Similarly these miniature daffodils are usually the first to appear. I have a couple of larger one that are also just opening too.

Daffodil - tete a tete

Daffodil – tete a tete

4. Snowdrops have been up for a couple of weeks – this pot was given to me by a friend a couple of years ago. (Sorry not best photo – always find them hard to photograph).



5.  I am happy to report that the Japanese onions I set in the polytunnel a few weeks ago (late) are doing quite nicely.



6. And the replacement for the Victoria plum I lost last autumn is in, finders crossed it will be bountiful in years to come.

Plum tree

Plum tree

We also managed to clean the very dirty windows of the greenhouse and tomorrow I may even plant some seeds!

Many thanks to The Propagator for hosting six on Saturday

Frogswell Garden – revisited

We visited our friend Celia’s Frogswell Garden again over the Easter. Her garden is a true inspiration. It is a woodland garden packed full of spring flowers. Hellebores are her particular specialty, but there are also many varieties of Narcissi, as well as tulip and much more. Despite the rain I took quite a few photos. Here are a few of the better ones.

Celia is having and open afternoon in aid of Mayo Mountain Rescue  on Saturday, April 23, 2016 to 3.30 pm to 5:30 pm

Frogswell Garden

Our friend Celia, at Frogswell Garden, has the most amazing garden. It’s a woodland garden filled with woodland plants and flowers of all shapes and sizes. At this time of year the hellebores and daffodils are at their best. We visited last Friday and here is to just a small sample of what we saw. Celia is a true plants woman and her love and knowledge of gardening is evident just walking through the grounds with her. I should write more but have decided that a picture paints a thousand words, so enjoy!