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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 […]

Garden Blog May 2018

A ‘happy gardening’ welcome back to all our readers. We have hit our busiest time of year and planning each day  is crucial at the moment. Thousands of bedding plants, vegetables, cut flowers, herbs, rockery plants and herbaceous are waiting to be planted into their final positions. All of the sudden the weather is picking […]

Garden Blog April 2018

Welcome back to our April edition of our garden blog. Finally there is a hint of spring in the air. Like many other businesses dealing with mother nature like farmers or nurseries, we also suffered a bit under the endless lasting cold and wet conditions. The weather just did not allow us to move seedlings […]

Garden Blog March 2018

Our spring garden season is well on its way, even so it was partly disrupted by severe weather conditions we and the whole of Ireland experienced two weeks ago. We  would normally be the last place to get snow but this time we were lucky or should we say unlucky,too. The garden had to be […]

Garden Blog for February 2018

Welcome back to our monthly garden blog from the Walled Garden of Kylemore Abbey for 2018. The official start of the Irish spring time only happened on the Calender this year. We experienced very cold conditions in the last few days with sleet, hail and even a bit of snow. That will put a hold […]

Garden Diary December 2017

A warm welcome back to our last Garden Blog for this year. I have just browsed through last years December blog and it was quite interesting to see that the cold spell started nearly on the exact same day. Heavy hail showers battled our little spring bedding plants in the beds but no major damage […]

Garden Diary November 2017

Welcome back to a quite blustery November Garden Blog. September and October went by and our hopes for lovely autumn weather this year were unfortunately not fulfilled. Just looking out the window in my garden office this minute I can see and hear scrolls of wind and rain passing by; some of them can be […]

Garden Diary for October 2017

This month diary I would like to start with a note about our garden fauna. Walking through the garden does not always mean only looking at the plants but also looking out for our local wildlife.  I came across this lovely couple of Red Admiral butterflies a few days ago. Now, I am not an […]

Garden Diary September 2017

The main season is coming to its end and today we held the last Vegetable sale for this year. The carrots had a good crop and the fleece cover prevented the dreaded carrot fly from doing its damage, so far! Also the last of the potatoes were dug yesterday. ‘Pink Fir Apple’, ‘Black Bog’, ‘Ratte’ […]

Garden diary August 2017

August is one of the main month where every gardener can reap the fruits of the hard labour from the past seven month. Wherever you go or look there is always something to pick or to scent or to take pictures of. Its a lovely time of the year and for once you think you […]