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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 […]

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 […]