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Garden Blog April 2021

” In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” This quote, by the American Author and Humorist Mark Twain, describes perfectly our recent weather. Snow two weeks ago; summer heat and beach weather last week and very cold easterly winds this week. I feel with all horticulturists out […]

Garden blog March 2021

March is well on its way and with it the spring blossoms surrounding us here in the Victorian Walled Garden in Kylemore Abbey. It seems to be a very late spring display this year, recent cold spells kept the plants well in their infancy stage. The Crocuses just finished flowering and our first Tulips, Tulip […]

January & February Garden Blog 2021

A very warm welcome back to our first garden blog of 2021 from the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey. Winter showed its face within the past few weeks and Kylemore was covered under a light blanket of snow. The coming few days are promised cold again, so let’s hope it won’t be too […]

Christmas Garden Blog 2020

Here we are, Christmas 2020 is only few days away and we are wrapping up the garden work for the coming two weeks for our Christmas break. What a year it was, it is actually hard to put it into words, too much happened in too many different ways. We had to adjust to new […]

Garden Blog October & November 2020

Welcome back to my late autumn garden blog here from the Victorian Walled Garden in Kylemore Abbey & Garden. We experienced a couple of nice weeks in October. It must have been a bumper year for wild mushrooms. Everywhere you looked on our estate there was a fungi peeping through layers of leaves, moss or […]

Garden Blog September 2020

Autumn spirit is with us these days.  A constant change in weather is our daily challenge as gardeners; from stormy and torrential rains to calm lovely sunny autumn days. We have layers of clothes on us so we can peel them off the warmer it gets! Autumn flowering perennials like Asters, Sedums, Kaffir Lilies or […]

Garden Blog August 2020

I would like to start the August diary of the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey with writing about our Subtropical Border which is situated just below the restored Head Gardeners House. This Border was established about 18 years ago, mainly with seedlings of all types of mainly subtropical and textured plants. The seeds […]

Garden Blog July 2020

Welcome back to our mid-summer Garden Blog of the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey. July is nearly over and we are in full swing of typical high-season garden work like planting, maintaining and harvesting of Vegetables and managing the Formal Flower Garden including the Herb Garden, the Rockery, the Cut flowers or the […]

June 2020 Garden Blog

June in the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey is always a very busy time for us gardeners. All summer bedding and vegetable seedlings are planted out and growing strong, especially during these very humid conditions we experience at the moment.  The same counts for the weeds of cause. Constant hoeing in between the […]

Garden Blog May 2020

Welcome back to the May edition of my monthly garden blog from behind the walls of the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey & Garden. Experiencing the driest  April ever, well at least in the last 20 years, with only 31.4 ml of rain, we were able to get a good head start on […]