Monday, May 22, 2006

Tulips are at that fully giving stage, their petals wide open with stamens fully revealed to rvery passing eye and bee.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Melbourne garden portrays French chic with neat box hedges planted above native Melbourne bluestone rock. White roses tumble, probably Rosa Iceberg, through the black railings.There are two other companion houses done also in a black and white theme.

This an untypical front garden in the Churchtown area of south Dublin . Is it the way of the future front garden ? There is no lawn thus no unnecessary grass cutting and the owners having been weaned from the obsession of a lawn will save much pollutants from the lawnmower. The garden is pleasant and interesting , extremely low maintenace ,as the ground cover Geranium Phaem excludes all weeds .On a sunny day the garden will be alive with bees while the shrubs around ,many non-natives will each in turn strut its stuff in the appropriate month.

Monday, May 15, 2006