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A Beautiful Irish Garden
When home in Ireland at the start of September I took the opportunity to take a few photo's of my brother's beautiful garden. The garden is a year old but to walk around it you would scarcely believe it. Here we go.
Note: Click on any of the photos for a larger version.
Overall view of the garden
Down the garden path
Patio area (perfect for barbeques )
Water feature (not switched on in photo)
"Up Galway!" A dahlia displaying the Galway colours
Mixed perennials amongst the turf walled beds
A young upright golden yew Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata Aurea'
Crocosmia arch above nasturtiums and rubus
"Getting there" a shabby wall on its way to being brightened up
Dalia and bee combo
The pink daisy-like Echinacea purpurea
A worse for wear Lavatera x clementii 'Rosea'
Penstemon on its way to seed
A misted Schizostylis Coccinea "Mrs Hegarty"
Here's what the garden looked like last year
As you can see it is an amazing transformation. The birds, bees and butterflies love it also.
Hope you enjoyed this tour of just one beautiful Irish garden!
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Wow !!! That is a gorgeous
OMG that is the kind of garden I dream of having one day!!! All that work in just one year - absolutely amazing. I love the patio area and could spend many a happy hour there just drinking in all the beauty your brother has created. Thank you so much for sharing his garden with us Frank and tell him I think he must have ten of the greenest fingers I've ever come across.
What an amazing transformation in just a years time Frank. It's BEAUTIFUL! And I love that Dahlia.
Ireland-some day I will go there.
How much does your brother cost? I'd like him here! Absolutely lovely garden.
>>> How much does your brother cost? <<<
I love the view out over the fields too, perfect backdrop for a garden like this. And that soil looks rich enough to make rocks grow!! Maybe I'll rethink DH's retirement plans, hmm, a move to Ireland?
Stunning photos, Frank -
That's GORGEOUS! I *wish* my garden could look like that in a year. It brings me hope for growing in a similar climate.
This is ABSOLUTELY everything a garden should be. ALL the bells and whistles included. Hats off to the Creator!
I am just sitting at my computer browsing around the parts of GardenStew that I have yet to discover and came across this beautiful Irish garden. What a joy to wander through it on this cold December evening. I particularly love the Galway dahlia as it reminds me of my dear departed father who used to have a passion for them and grew this particular variety. Thanks for the lovely tour.
That is so lovely!
WOW, I had almost forgotten how beautiful Ireland is. It is green & lush like all the pictures show.
This is the garden I dream for..so much space, so much colorful flower, and the garden overlooking the wide infinite field..is a place for you to cleanse your soul. My father's garden is full of green leaves :P I always wanted to plant lemon tree (I bought one but it never want to grow)...I always wanted a field of poppy...maybe this is just a dream.
It's a lovely garden
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