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Mottistone Mother's Day

Sunday saw me on a Mother’s Day trip to the National Trust’s Mottistone Manor, towards the eastern end of the Isle of Wight.  The garden is quite small by NT standards, and probably best known for its herbaceous borders much later in the year, but at this time of year there was still plenty to see, not least the stunning naturalised daffodils above and below. 298 more words

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Gardens Galore: Finding A Good Season Ticket

While optimistically looking forward to spring, I decided to investigate the options available for buying garden season tickets within easy reach of Dublin. I began with my… 744 more words


Little Malvern Court NGS Opening

Last weekend I went to my first NGS opening of the year at Little Malvern Court.  I was particularly keen to go to this one as I know the Head Gardener who is fairly new to the post and I think it was his first opening.  550 more words


Climbing Heather

Perhaps it’s a new species of heather?

Certainly it’s the talk of gardeners in Brentwood Bay & Saanichton.

Now the mystery is solved.  Paul, the gardener, was in attendance when we drove past the other day, so I stopped to chat with him. 87 more words

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Hill House Nursery

We took the opportunity of a sunny day off to go and visit our local Hill House Nursery to see what was looking good. We’re in the process of editing the garden to give it better all round interest. 350 more words


First plant sale of 2014!

I was going to write about seeds this week, but Lord knows there is plenty of time for that!. Instead, I’ve decided to write about my little trip to Bellefield last Saturday to the Spring Plant Sale. 484 more words


Get Ideas from Local Gardens

Rita and I have gotten some great gardening ideas by visiting both public and private gardens in our area.  What is cool about visiting private gardens is getting the opportunity to ask the owner questions about the plants they are growing. 87 more words