|Sea holly, Eryngium maritimum|
Our last trip was to the wilds of Connemara in Co. Galway. This is a stunningly beautiful part of Ireland , rugged, mountainous, with loughs,
|Lough Corrib, the 2nd largest in Ireland with 365 islands.|
|wish our veg garden was so ordered.|
The gardens were rediscovered and reinstated, they reopened in 2000, and the hydro power plant is currently undergoing renovations and again the estate will be run by 'Green Power'.
We did not visit the Abbey, we were there to see the gardens, there are so few large gardens open to the public in this part of Ireland and the gardens are magnificent,
|Six under gardeners would have shared this bothy, the head gardeners house was far grander, with eight rooms.|
|The fernery with a mountain stream meandering through it.|
|The herbaceous beds were glorious.|
|Angels fishing rod, Dierama.|
|This weeks flowers.|
Once again the tunnel resembles a jungle so we are trying to install some order into it.
|The taste made up for lack of production.|
|Cocks comb. Amaranth.|
|This Amaryllis has been flowering for six months.|
|The Oleander has lots of flowers this year, it seems to have acclimatized.|