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What a great day today was I spent all day in the garden planting all the plants I bought over the last two weeks all in place and all looks great.

I weeded every bit and when I was tidying  up saw  behind  a big area I forgot to do ,but I hope that tomorow will be fine and I will do it my back aches but it was worth  it .


Sad news

20 May 2015 22:39:54

Just got a call to say Frans Mother passed away late this evening ....R.I.P.

Condolences to Fran Maria Colin and Maria at this sad time ...

Hosta Hosta 20 May 2015 22:48:05

So sorry to hear this sad news. May she rest in peace.

Deborah Deborah 20 May 2015 22:59:20

Poor Fran, Maria, Aoifa and Colin. Such a sad time for them all.

Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 20 May 2015 23:01:59

Indeed sad news. My deepest sympathy to Fran and all his family.

Moya Moya 20 May 2015 23:02:35

Very sad for Fran and the whole family. Please pass on my sympathy to him if you see him.

Fleurette Fleurette 20 May 2015 23:20:27

My condolences to Fran and his family too. This is a very sad time. 

Rachel Rachel 20 May 2015 23:20:54

Condolences to a special family. Fran, Maria, Aoife and Colin are close and will give each other the support to get through this sad time.

DecfromTipp DecfromTipp 20 May 2015 23:34:19

Condolences to Fran and Family , Mat she rest in peace 

Eilish Eilish 20 May 2015 23:51:10

Sorry to hear this sad news. Condolences to Fran and family. May she rest in peace.

Joann Joann 21 May 2015 00:01:45

Sorry to hear that sad news, thank you for letting us know Claire

Kate & Graham Kate & Graham 21 May 2015 00:04:16

Sorry to hear this sad news .Rest in Peace.

Kathrin Kathrin 21 May 2015 00:09:04

My sincerest condolences to Fran and his family. May she rest in peace. 

M O N M O N 21 May 2015 00:12:08


Jacinta D Jacinta D 21 May 2015 05:12:44

Sad news, Fran. My deepest sympathy to you all.

roofy roofy 21 May 2015 05:40:02

Sincerest condolences Fran.

TinaJ TinaJ 21 May 2015 06:23:29

Deepest sympathy to the family.

Jackie Jackie 21 May 2015 07:00:41

My deepest condolences to Fran and his family. R.I.P

PeterW PeterW 21 May 2015 08:05:18

Sorry to hear the news, our deepest sympathy to Fran and his family.

accsean accsean 21 May 2015 09:12:43

My deepest sympathies to Fran and family as well. My thoughts are with you.

Conrad Conrad 21 May 2015 11:50:42

Such sad news. My sincerest condolences to Fran and his family.

AitAlainn AitAlainn 21 May 2015 13:34:15

So sorry to hear the news. May she rest in peace. 

Mary B Mary B 21 May 2015 17:14:22

Deepest sympathy to Fran and family, may she rest in peace.

fran m fran m 21 May 2015 20:56:27

Thank you all so much for all your comments, they mean so much.

The main thing is that mam is in a better place, I am sure of that.

Dick Dick 01 March 2016 22:56:38

Sorry Fran to hear the sad news. May she rest in peace.

Tuesdays are always early ....

07 April 2015 20:08:27

As I get up at 6 am on Tuesday mornings as I have to get the 8.04 train to Skerries for Art and what a colour shining through the back of the house so went to the bathroom to get this sight .....I feel blessed   I have a good view out the bathroom window   .....for Sun .....Moon ...and stars......

Kathrin Kathrin 07 April 2015 20:23:30

Wow, just wow.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 07 April 2015 20:27:30

That's fabulous, Clare.

PeterW PeterW 07 April 2015 22:39:22

Great shots

Joann Joann 07 April 2015 22:59:17

Crikey, thats unreal looking, in a good way

Keego Keego 07 April 2015 23:31:18

Yes it has been such a beautiful moon the last few days super shots Claire

Rachel Rachel 08 April 2015 00:16:51

That is soothingly beautiful.

Jackie Jackie 08 April 2015 08:03:07

Just fabulous. 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 08 April 2015 14:54:29


Dick Dick 12 April 2015 21:47:06

Great pictures, Clare. You were up early. I was in Castlebar at that time. I returned that day, probably the warmest day this year.

Happy Easter to all on Garden.I E

05 April 2015 09:42:06

I wish you all a very Happy Easter .....

Jacinta D Jacinta D 05 April 2015 10:58:59

Lovely aquilegia. Sure not in flower yet?

Happy Easter to you, Greg and family.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 05 April 2015 13:29:55

Happy Easter to yourself and Greg.

Rachel Rachel 05 April 2015 15:28:55

Happy Easter

Late flowering

03 April 2015 09:40:28

I  was looking at photos from this time /date last night and flowers that were open and I am about 4 weeks behind am wondering is it the same with you all ......

I went down the bottom of the garden just to see any damage and OMG ....so many pots upside down  empty and a very large window box smashed on the ground  but all ok as I got all up and have to get another box .....

But a suprise was this beauty open ...........love the white .

fran m fran m 03 April 2015 10:00:51

Lovely Clare

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 03 April 2015 10:28:59

The wind over the last few days has been terrible. Nice to see some flowers popping up despite the weather.

Rachel Rachel 03 April 2015 10:42:27

I will have t check, Clare, but I do feel the primroses are way behind. They are just coming now.

Rachel Rachel 03 April 2015 10:42:57

And what a lovely drumstick primula. Love it :)

Jacky Quirke Jacky Quirke 03 April 2015 11:52:03

Beautiful, i have just bought and planted some of these, althought they all the one colour, pinky purple, they look fab.

TinaJ TinaJ 03 April 2015 12:01:49

Very pretty 

Its so cold and windy here ,i am surprised anything is appearing at all!

PeterW PeterW 03 April 2015 20:43:45

Very nice Clare

andyf7 andyf7 03 April 2015 23:17:41

Nice find Clare, and things are slower this season i think so far. 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 03 April 2015 23:46:19

I love the Candelabra primulas. I found two seedlings that I labelled as Candelabra last year - not big enough to flower yet so I'll have to be patient!

Not gardening but................

01 April 2015 10:04:40

I have been doing a bit of painting as there is an Exibition on at the art class  just for us painters ....so I thought this would do but it is to big as we must have a special size .....

I love the colours in this ...........and am now on an other smaller one .

Rachel Rachel 01 April 2015 10:08:12

Oooh, I love it too, Clare. Just beautiful!

LindaB LindaB 01 April 2015 10:54:41

Such a talent Clare, gorgeous colours.

fran m fran m 01 April 2015 11:32:48

Classy, just like the Artist ;)

Jacinta D Jacinta D 01 April 2015 12:09:23

That is sooooo pretty, Clare. Glad you're enjoying the classes.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 01 April 2015 13:48:50


Kathrin Kathrin 01 April 2015 20:10:57

I love your style, gorgeous colours too. Have fun painting another one for the exhibition and good luck in it. I actually just picked one of mine up from a members exhition in the Lavit Gallery in Cork.  

JoanG JoanG 01 April 2015 20:52:31

Beautiful painting Clare, I love the colours too; you are so talented :-)

Clara Clara 01 April 2015 22:22:16

Thank you all for the lovely complements .......

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 01 April 2015 22:44:59

Clare - what kind of control-freak is deciding what size your paintings should be ???? I'm horrified! As a (very part-time) artist I know that certain subjects demand a certain size of canvas and if it has to be "resized" the subject can lose its impact!

Having had that little rant -good luck with the exhibition!

Clara Clara 02 April 2015 08:44:56

Hazel this painting was never going into the exhibition ,   I knew the size of the painting that was going for it as space is limited   and we all agreed as there were so many of us from different classes ......

This one is 20" x 18" and if we all had this size there would not be enough space for us all to hang...............

Mary B Mary B 02 April 2015 10:04:05

That's so lovely Clare, how talented! It's interesting to see how many iers are artistis also. Unfortunately I am not one of you so I hugely admire anyone who can produce something like that.


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