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The Summer Garden is unfolding at Knockrose

Two really old (about 60 years) Philadelphus varieties are in bloom now and worthy of a visit. One is single and the other a ‘quill’ type and both have lovely scent although you may need a ladder to get to … Continue reading

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Hurray! Roses are appearing in Knockrose!

At last, the roses have decided to peep out now that June is just around the corner. Madame Alfred Carriere has been out for a week or so and now Etoile de Hollande is hot on her heels. A fabulous … Continue reading

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Aquilega caterpillar attack

I’ve been blaming a young rabbit on the disappearance of all the lower leaves of my Aquilegas but on closer examination I find that it is an infestation of tiny green caterpillars. Never had them before so would be delighted … Continue reading

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Knockrose is open for visitors who come to see the super Art Exhibition here

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Spring has sprung in Knockrose Garden

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Tassel-less Garrya Elliptica

Last week, a few days before Christmas, I was wandering around the garden collecting greenery to do my Christmas floral decorations. I suddenly remembered that I usually add the beautiful tassels (catkins) of my Garrya elliptica and looked up to … Continue reading

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Tulips at last!

Well I never saw anything like it – last week it looked like the tulips in pots would take another week or two to appear but suddenly they came into bloom overnight. Now they are blooming so quickly that I … Continue reading

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Scents for the Soul

Hurray, at last the weather has become warm, sultry and sunny! The smells in the evening garden are amazing – the sweet vanilla-like fragrance of the huge Pittosporums and the powerful scent of Honeysuckle follows me everywhere as I wander … Continue reading

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Pond troubles

2 months ago our pond was clear and you could see the newly hatched tadpoles – now it’s like green soup and there’s a definite pong when we switch on the circulation pump! Not sure why this has happened as … Continue reading

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Bluebells

Bluebells in the Easter sunshine.  They have naturalised under the variegated Weigela and are a great splash of colour in the front yard. They grow in the gravel there and seem to be very happy despite being a woodland plant.

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