Welcome back to the May edition of the Garden Diary  for Kylemore Abbey & Garden. We have just experienced a new record here in Connemara for late April and early May; nearly twenty days without rain. Visitors from Germany were delighted to escape the cold and wet conditions on the continent. The amazing weather let the landscape shine in all its glory ! Many plants got a head start and the blossom on the rhododendron cultivars never seemed as plentiful.  The old heritage varieties 'Pink Perl' and 'Sapplo' showed an especially fantastic display.   Pic1 Rhododendron 'Pink Pearl' with view to the restored Vinery   Pic2 The Head Gardener House with ...