Coolwater is closed at present because of the coronavius crisis so a few pictures to show you what it’s like at present.
This we call Alligator Alley, although there are no such creatures in Ireland. Too cold here for them. 🙂
Beside the pond is a four feet tall concrete pot and to my surprise up came a whole load of tulips this Spring. I had completely forgotten about them and had planted something else on top. But tulips being tulips were not to be denied. 🙂 They also seem to have multiplied quite vigorously.
In the middle of the month I made a new Cactus bed and planted these fellows. It took two of us to lift the Echinocactus grusonii into position. One person couldn’t possibly lift it, it was so heavy. It came from a nursery in Cornwall. Beside it are two Bunny Ears from Shropshire, the albino version and the ordinary one.
And last but not least, I acquired a couple of Pseudopanax laetus. I really love the five fingered leaves on this small tree. This one is planted in the West Garden. I’ve still to find a place for the other.