Bloom

One for #gardeners Brigid Gallagher takes us on a tour of ‘Bloom’ in Dublin which follows on from the Chelsea Flower Show.. some stunning garden exhibits and I love the fact that there is a more wild feel to the gardens rather than too set. That way I don’t feel to bad about the way ours is looking at the moment! #recommended

Watching the Daisies

I visited “Bloom” in Dublin’s Phoenix Park in early June this year – a little while after it’s English cousin “Chelsea” inspired millions of horticultural enthusiasts around the globe.

A local bus company took myself and a party of keen Donegal gardeners to our Irish floral heaven, and back home again – all in one day.

The floral marquee was my first stop, where I purchased a pot filled with 10 Candelabra Primula for just 8 euros, an Echium pininana which could reach a height of 4 metres , Salvia “Hot Lips” and Orlaya grandiflora.

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Candelabra Primula (front right) say “Hello” to red and yellow Mimulus

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Echium pininana awaiting planting

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Salvia “Hot Lips” getting to know her new floral friends!

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White Orlaya grandiflora is still settling in beside a yellow Geum, a cerise Geranium and red Sedum “Autumn Joy”

I placed my new treasures in the plant creche, before…

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My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/about-me/

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