The Alpine Garden Society’ Show

We try most years to go to the Alpine Garden Society’s show in Cabinteely for several reasons. You are guaranteed to see well grown and interesting plants there; there will be good plants for sale – both at the members’ stand and from the professional nurseries which attend – and it is also a very … Continue reading The Alpine Garden Society’ Show

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The Bountiful Bay of Beauty

Quite simply, a very pleasant and enjoyable afternoon…in a garden, what could be better! Iain and Frances MacDonald are opening their garden - The Bay, Co. Wexford, for their Tulip Extravaganza this weekend and despite the rather dreadful weather this spring the timing and the display are quite perfect. The planting immediately inside the entrance … Continue reading The Bountiful Bay of Beauty

Magnolia ‘Anne Rosse’

We have many interesting and beautiful plants associated with the famous Nymans garden in West Sussex in England – Eucryphia ‘Nymansay’ and Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ are probably the two best known and most widely grown. There is also a Camellia ‘Maud Messel’ and a Forsythia suspensa ‘Nymans’ but a particularly beautiful Nymans plant … Continue reading Magnolia ‘Anne Rosse’