Primrose Hill Snowdrops

Our galavanting to see snowdrops and snowdrop gardens and snowdrop people brought us to Primrose Hill in Lucan, Co. Dublin, last Saturday. I could have said that we "eventually" got to visit for if I were asked to draw up a list of snowdrop gardens that one might wish to visit, Primrose Hill would be … Continue reading Primrose Hill Snowdrops

Drummond and Nelson

Dr. E. Charles Nelson has enriched my gardening for over twenty five years though it has been a disappointment that I have never had a plant from him – he has a special interest in plants of Irish origin or connection and he grows a few that I would give my eye teeth for. Charles … Continue reading Drummond and Nelson

Going Home to Cork – Brownea x crawfordii

William H.  Crawford (1812 - 1888) was one of a set of enthusiastic gardeners in Cork in the 19th century. William Edward Gumbleton and Richard Beamish were two others of this group.  Crawford inherited ‘Lakelands’ on the shore of Lough Mahon and, as with Gumbleton’s ‘Belgrove’ and nearby ‘Fota’, the garden was situated in an … Continue reading Going Home to Cork – Brownea x crawfordii