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Garden Blog October & November 2019

The last of the autumn colours are fading and it is time to prepare for the winter season here behind the walls of the Victorian Walled Garden in Kylemore Abbey. We already experienced night frosts and cold snaps which seems quite early for us here on the western shores of Ireland. It is time to […]

Garden Blog September 2019

Welcome back to our September edition of the garden blog for Kylemore Abbey. There is nearly no way around then to start with the most important topic here in Ireland, the weather! We must have had four (or even five…) different seasons within the last two weeks. Temperatures reached up to 26 degrees Celsius mid […]

Garden Diary August 2019

It is early morning here in the Walled Garden of Kylemore Abbey and I am walking through the six-acre tranquility to take my monthly pictures. The rain, which we had plenty off for the whole month of August, just stopped and gives me the needed opportunity to catch every angle of the garden with my […]

Garden Diary July 2019

Welcome to our high summer garden diary from our Victorian Walled Garden. It is the second of August already and somebody came to me yesterday and said it is the first day of autumn! I must have looked a bit shocked and started to explain that in Germany August would be your main summer month. […]

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 May 2019

Welcome back to our May Garden Blog from behind the walls of the Victorian Garden here in Kylemore Abbey. The recent dry spell resulted in an explosion of plant growth within the garden walls and our automatic irrigation system supplied the needed water during early morning hours. Visitors are fascinated when we explain that all […]

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, […]