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.
Candelabra Primula (front right) say “Hello” to red and yellow Mimulus
Echium pininana awaiting planting
Salvia “Hot Lips” getting to know her new floral friends!
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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