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Garden Blog June 2019

Welcome back to our June edition of our Garden Blog. We experienced a lovely spell of dry weather this June, our rainfall was just around 95 ml for the month. The heat in the recent two weeks made plants, especially in our double Herbaceous Border jump and is creating a lovely display along the 80 […]

Garden Blog April 2019

Welcome back to our April garden blog, even though it’s the first of May already. A very busy April went by in the blink of an eye, it seems and we are in the famous ‘transition period’ between spring and summer displays. The late Easter this year meant that the spring flowers were all in […]

Garden Blog February & March 2019

Welcome back to our second garden blog for this year. The first flush of early spring flowering bulbs like Crocuses, Snowdrops and early Daffodils is over and is replaced by later flowering ones. One of the most stunning Crocuses we have in the garden is ‘Crocus ‘King of Striped’. Regular readers of this blog would […]

Garden Blog January 2019

Welcome to my first garden blog for 2019. It is the last day of January and the grips of winter have finally gotten us. Very unexpectedly we were plunged right into sub-zero temperatures. The very mild conditions from the previous weeks let nature decide to put out flower buds which normally only appear in two […]

Garden Diary November & December 2018

The last days of November are approaching fast and the countdown to Christmas is getting updated on our Blackboard in the craft shop every day. A lot of winter preparation has happened in the  Vegetable Garden in the recent weeks. We have concentrated on covering empty plots with different types of materials this winter. Straw, […]

Garden Diary October 2018

October came and went within split seconds or so it seems. My original idea of writing this blog in the first half of each month seems to become more and more difficult, time runs at an enormous speed. Since October is nearly over I will focus on garden jobs which could be done in November […]

Garden Blog September 2018

Welcome back to our first autumn edition of the monthly garden blog for this year. Autumn entered quite dramatically with ‘Ali’ taking its toe on the Irish Westcoast, especially here in Connemara. It was one of the worst storms  I have witnessed in my 17 years here, even so it was not forecast to have […]

Garden Diary August 2018

We are already half way through the month of August and there is a hint of autumn in the air already. Well, definitely on a day like today. It is cool, rainy and blustery. The leaves are falling already, especially after the early hot summer we had. On a nice sunny day the garden is […]

Garden Blog July 2018

Welcome back to the July edition of my garden blog from the Victorian Walled Garden in Kylemore Abbey. The temperatures went back to a more ‘normal’ or I would say typical Irish level and our irrigation system could be switched off during the night times. The recent showers were enough to bring the soil back […]

Garden Blog June 2018

The summer is landed; landed with the full force here in the Victorian Walled Garden of Kylemore Abbey. The temperatures are creeping up to 30 degrees in the shade and it is close to 40 degrees in the glasshouses. The essential watering is done on a automatic system from 4 am onward. By the time […]