Water flowers

DIARY OF THE SWAMPY GARDENER

Here in the South East of Ireland, we are now in full flight of the summer, albeit with some unusual weather, such as the massive thunder storm that erupted over our house yesterday and turned my already swamp-like garden, into a temporary lagoon… Running out to get the clothes off the line was akin to going for a little walk down a river. But, as dawn broke this morning, we had glorious blue skies, and decidedly summery temperatures. The combination of the warm weather and moist conditions, has turned even the most manicured gardens into a wildflower (and weed!) haven. This is challenge even for the most seasoned gardener.

In amongst all the growth, sometimes a help, sometimes a hindrance, we were delighted to receive this photo from a customer of Ocean Leaves®, who was struggling to get her beautiful plant to thrive and flower evenly for the last couple of years.

Mrs. P.M. from Carlow began to feed this regularly with our All Purpose Plant Food from February, and she is absolutely delighted with the results! A thriving plant, abundant with full pink flowers. Thanks Mrs. P.M for sending this photo in and for your lovely comments!

In my own garden this week, I will be focusing on digging some French drains to help deal with the excessive water. Wish me luck! If anyone has any tips, please feel free to share. If any of you have any gardening stories, please drop us a line, we’d be delighted to hear them! Have a lovely week everyone!

Jennifer, Ocean Leaves

 

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