Garden Blog

A New Woodland Walk, Tulip Planting and Looking Ahead to 2022

A fine start has been made planting a small part of the Woodland Walk with a view to developing this into a woodland garden in …

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As Autumn fades the winter work continues

The mild weather continues and this year’s display of late autumn/early winter colour has been fabulous. Perhaps the most stunning has been Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’, …

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Planting for a Coastal Garden

The work of cutting back herbaceous plants in the borders went on apace this week. Some of the ‘pinch points’, where the grass always becomes …

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Autumn Colour and Beautiful Small Trees

As the Walled Garden is now closed, the garden team have been clearing the ground for the Glenarm Tulip Festival, 30th April – 2nd May. …

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Grasses From New Zealand

The autumn is the best time to divide Chionochloa, those lovely grasses from New Zealand. Today we divided a clump of Chionochloa flavescens, (pictured). Placing …

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A Mild Autumn

The mild autumn weather continues and many of the late flowering plants are out in full flower. Aralia elata is looking gorgeous with its huge …

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Pruning the Medlar Trees

October is traditionally the start of the gardening year. A time to plan and order new items for forthcoming winter projects. All the seeds have …

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Early Sowing

In February/March we start sowing for the season in earnest. No great quantity of anything as it is still quite early. Sowing at this time …

Planning the Vegetable Garden

Now we are into March, we are now winding up our various winter projects and the mower is out topping the luxuriant growth of grass. …

Tricks For Growing Tree Ferns

The days are lengthening and the temperature is perceptibly slightly warmer. We decided to plant a tree fern into the open ground in a sheltered, …

Spring Bulbs And The New Woodland Walk

Last autumn, we took some hardwood cuttings of Berberis thunbergia ‘Atropurpurea Nana’, a fabulous small berberis which forms a fine square-sided, small hedge around 2 …

A Dose Of Salts And A Mystery Critter

We are still planting at Glenarm, especially after a couple of bouts of prolonged rainfall – beauteous rain! In our lighter sandy loam, Magnesium becomes …

Highlights of the Herbaceous Border

Thankfully, the squirrel has forgotten about our luscious tree fern and the drama of its unfurling has been allowed to continue unmolested. The tulips have …

A Bed of Roses

The Irish spring continues to rage around us with cold, drying winds, overcast skies and very little in the way of rain. One old book …