A New Irish Rhododendron named at Mount Congreve Gardens, Waterford. Tánaiste, Joan Burton, with Michael White, Curator of Mount Congreve Gardens and Tony Kelly, Administrator at Mount Congreve. Michael has presented the Tánaiste with a rhododendron which he had bred, selected and named Rhododendron ‘Tánaiste Joan Burton’ to mark Ms. Burton’s visit to the gardens … Continue reading A New Rhododendron
Month: September 2015
IGPS Members Visit Mount Congreve
There are times in life when it is not inappropriate to be boastful - well, at least, to express one's pride in a very clear and positive manner. Such an occasion fell to me on Saturday morning last when I greeted a group of fellow IGPS members to the wonderful gardens of Mount Congreve in … Continue reading IGPS Members Visit Mount Congreve
You should have seen it last week!
The moment of perfection in a garden can be very fleeting, here today and gone tomorrow, and how we wish our friends came on time and not leave us thinking or saying “You should have seen it last week.” On the other hand it is marvellous to visit a garden and arrive just at that … Continue reading You should have seen it last week!
The Little Meadow – in pictures.
The hay has been saved and stored for use in the hens' nestbox over the coming year. The remaining wisps of grass have been tidied up with the lawnmower and this little meadow is now a bare pale patch which might puzzle those who wander along our country road. However, it will green up again very … Continue reading The Little Meadow – in pictures.
Lead by the Camera!
What must have been an awkward assignment for a writer has been carried out in a commendable fashion by Terri Dunn Chace. We normally see photographs used to illustrate a text whereas in “Seeing Seeds” the text was written to accompany the photographs. Robert Llewellyn’s photographs have illustrated a long list of books and two … Continue reading Lead by the Camera!
The Bay Garden – Always a Delight
Domesticity of scale adds to the winning charm of The Bay Garden in Ferns, Co. Wexford, the garden of Iain and Frances McDonald. Although a reasonably large garden by today’s norms it is experienced in a series of relatively small stages so that the visitor takes in the garden at a gradual and comfortable pace … Continue reading The Bay Garden – Always a Delight