Monday, June 6, 2011

Blooming beautiful- our Irish garden

 Bloom In the Park is Ireland's biggest garden festival. We missed it this year, but here are some blooms from our garden in Graignamanagh. 
Centaura (perennial cornflower) 'Amethyst in Snow' & happy bee!
yellow arum lily
Ok, this is not in garden- wild iris by the river Barrow
Flora & fauna by the river Barrow
Astrantia- I  forget the variety
Rose 'Ferdinand Pritchard'- lovely scent, too!

a  David Austin rose- have lost the names of this & the next. One may be Sweet Juilette, & the other Heritage? Both smell gorgeous
There are many lovely gardens you can visit in the southeast of Ireland, & Trail Kilkenny is in the process putting together a garden trail. One of my favorite smaller gardens near to us is Coolaught in Co. Wexford- they've a great little garden centre full of plants for plantaholics who are looking for something different. They are a friendly family business on a family farm- go visit them! 


  1. Lovely pics as usual. Are'nt flowers just amazing if we spot and ponder on them!

  2. Meant to say "stop" instead of "spot" .

  3. That's your garden all I can say is wow!


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