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17 January 2018 18:03:47

In all my years gardening, I've never seen the colour from Camellia flowers appear so early in the year. Stymied, I am! I think this one is either 'Debbie' or 'Anticipation'. Label has blown away.

Jackie Jackie 18 January 2018 07:34:57

I was in the garden yesterday for a few minutes and I too have Debbie.....and like that the tiniest bit of pink is showing. And I have two other ones full of buds.......it would be lovely to have the colour coming this early too!

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 18 January 2018 20:21:36

Wow! My one and only camelia has some buds but no sign of colour yet!

Scrubber Scrubber 18 January 2018 21:15:50

Like Hazel Im budding but hardly co;ouring!!!

Scrubber Scrubber 18 January 2018 21:15:50

Like Hazel Im budding but hardly co;ouring!!!

Still producing!

15 January 2018 17:46:42

I was busy this morning so I was late getting out to the garden. And by that time, it had turned quite cold. And shortly afterwards the rain appeared. So nothing much got done except tidying up fallen leaves in the greenhouse and cutting back some dead shoots from a couple of cannas. 

Some nice colours appearing now on this pretty wallflower, I think it's called 'Evening Sunset'. But amazingly, my Lavatera 'Blue Bird' is now producing a good few new flowers. I hope the colder weather later this week won't knock them back.

Also, a Jasminum nudiflorum which was given to me as small cuttings by ClaireE I don't know how many years ago is now finally giving me a few flowers. 

PeterW PeterW 15 January 2018 20:44:14

And you tought i was mild here haha

Jacinta D Jacinta D 15 January 2018 20:50:09

I guess the last four weeks has been milder in Ireland than I was led to believe.:) All the better for me to enjoy now. :)

Jackie Jackie 16 January 2018 06:54:00

It hasnt been that bad really........I have a few in flower all year and the Wallflowers in particular are looking great too. Freezing out today though and rain forecast!!!

Dick Dick 16 January 2018 12:45:44

Not too bad here in Carlow, to day compared with that forecast. I think the west is getting the worst of it. Your Jasmine looks good. 

Dick Dick 16 January 2018 12:45:46

Not too bad here in Carlow, to day compared with that forecast. I think the west is getting the worst of it. Your Jasmine looks good. 

Scrubber Scrubber 16 January 2018 19:00:47

Lovely to see bits of co;our here and therpromise of whats to come.Cyclamen coum giving me some lovely little dashes of deep purple!

First glimpse

14 January 2018 20:00:19

This afternoon I managed to get outside for a very short while to have a look at how things were behaving in my absence. Couldn't get over seeing a few flowers on my Exochorda macrantha 'The Bride', an orange Geum, also Leptospermum coming into flower well and truly, Rhodochiton still in flower, lots of Hellebores and the beginnings of some snowdrops. But my famous Nicotiana out in the front is still flowering, despite it looking a bit 'knocked back'.

My garden furniture and glasshouse are still intact thankfully. I can deal with anything else now. But the garden is very blackened and mushy. Most of our holiday laundry is done now so tomorrow I hope to make time to get out and make a dent on cutting away dead bits. Let's hope it makes a visual difference from indoors.

PeterW PeterW 14 January 2018 21:17:01

Welcome back Jac, hope the holiday was brilliant for ye. I was doing some more cutting back today and felt good once I got out there even tho the days are dull and dreary. Once you get going there'll be no stopping you. That nicotonia is mad, I had one go for 2 years and then died.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 14 January 2018 21:29:46

Thanks, Peter. Hoping to get lots done tomorrow. Let's hope my one lasts a bit longer. I love the colour.

Moya Moya 15 January 2018 01:01:31

Wow, great to have a few flowers at this time of the year. I missed you at the get together Jacinta.

Jackie Jackie 15 January 2018 07:14:47

Glad you had a good holiday and now back to reality.

Great colour alright and the weather hasnt been that bad really. There is a 'slight' stretch in the evenings now and its great to get out when its dry. Cant wait for those long days to be outside once more.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 15 January 2018 15:45:05

Three beauties, Jacinta and all rich pink in colour. Gorgeous.


13 January 2018 05:52:57

I haven't been on here in a good while as we have been away in the sun for the last four weeks. But heading for the airport in an hour or so and can't wait to see what my garden has been doing in our absence. And hopefully Storm Eleanor has left my garden furniture still in the garden with the glasshouse intact.

I just want all of you attending todays' Get-together' a wonderful day. And no doubt it will have been organized just as well as every other year that Hazel has organized. I'm looking forward to reading journals and looking at lots of photos later.

Also, Happy New Year to everyone (just in case I didn't already say that).

Dick Dick 13 January 2018 09:14:00

Happy New year to you. Obviously it was not here in Ireland that you got the sun. Welcome back to the climate which is not too hot or cold. Nice picture of the parrot.

sallysarah sallysarah 13 January 2018 10:02:56

A HAPPY NEW YEAR to you Jacinta.  You’re probably well on your way home.  Hope all is good with your garden.  I mirror your good wishes to all the garden.iers meeting up today.  A lovely sunny morning here in Westport but apparently heavy rain is on the way.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 13 January 2018 17:20:26

Just in the door from Johnstown and we had a wonderful day. Weathered stayed dry for our plant swap and I came home with some beautiful plants which are now tucked up in the glasshouse. 

Welcome back, Jacinta. I hope you have a warm coat with you, as you will freeze when you get off the plane.

Myrtle Myrtle 13 January 2018 17:34:53

Welcome home Jacinta. You were both missed today.

Joann Joann 13 January 2018 18:43:31

What Jacinta? Did you say 4 weeks in the sun? No wonder you couldnt make it!!! Hope trip home was speedy and safe

Jacinta D Jacinta D 13 January 2018 20:11:34

Quite miserable looking coming in to Dublin Airport this evening. But I was surprised that it was so mild. Sandals and no socks weren't a problem. :)Can't wait to get out into the garden tomorrow. I did notice that my garden furniture is still intact, thankfully. Looking for some pretty snowdrops now. :)

Periwinkle Periwinkle 13 January 2018 20:21:15

Welcome home Jacinta!  Get the thermals on!

Yes, we had a great get together!  Was lovely to see everyone again!  But missed you and Steve.hope we will see you over the coming months. 

MargieD MargieD 14 January 2018 13:14:12

Welcome home Jacinta, Happy New Year to you.

Hopefully meet up at the next get together.

Nearly there!

23 December 2017 19:09:38

I'll keep it short and sweet. I just want to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

Let's hope the NEW site will be up and running successfully very soon.

JoanG JoanG 23 December 2017 19:45:35

Happy Christmas Jacinta and Steve, and a healthy and happy New Year. Looking forward to seeing you sometime in 2018. 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 23 December 2017 20:29:15

Happy Christmas to you both. Enjoy your holidays.

Jackie Jackie 23 December 2017 23:52:55

Many happy returns Jacinta. 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 24 December 2017 15:03:35

Happy Christmas Jacinta! Bring back some of that sunshine!!!!!


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