Saturday, 8 April 2017

WOODFIELD - Garden Centre , Birr


Details of Woodfield Café

Now here's a bargain !

Attractive pinky purple flowers ?


A great array of plants and pots, Mr Pig is my favourite.


The yellow ones look like cowslips but they are not
and 
the blue ones look like something else that I ought to know..


As my drama teacher said to me once "All is rhubarb, rhubarb when on stage"


This magnificent Wisteria is a wonderful sight to see and perfume is scintillating
to the senses.


The executives peruse plants.


Mister Puss on patrol.


The tall pink flower caught my eye ?


A splendid array of flowers and catching the management working.


The Peking Cockerel
He enjoys being in the limelight
and photographed.

I have to confess that I am not a gardener and I do not have green fingers, having said that I greatly admire those who are gifted and knowledgeable in such matters. More importantly I really enjoy
looking at colourful flowers and all of nature.








26 comments:

  1. My husband is the gardener, I just putt along in his tracks. I think the blue flowers are grape hyacinth.

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    1. I will take your word for it Janet, thank you for enlightening me.

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  2. I agree the blue flowers are grape hyacinth! Lovely to see spring .... well springing or would that be sprung? Technically it is mid springing & not sprung! anyhow I diverge ....
    The sunshine is warm & soothing over here today & it lightens the heart! x

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    1. Right then that proves that Janet is correct, wonderful who needs a gardeners encyclopaedia with people like you - thanks muchly or do I mean mulchy ? :-)
      Spring it is and will be until May and then it becomes summer for us.
      Thanks for the comments Snappy.

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  3. Great photographs and a great display of Spring flowers Heron.

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  4. My favorite places to browse and shop: garden centers and hardware stores... in that order! That garden center looks wonderful and what a great selection of photos you've shared!

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    1. Thanks Mitch. I tend to take lots of different shots and then make a selection of what I believe can tell the story.

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  5. What a lovely place!! We used to have a place like that up north but they closed last year, to our despair!! They also had a small heard of alpacki. They are such gentle and beautiful creatures!!!
    Those blue flowers are called pearlhyacinths in Sweden, at least the smaller ones. The yellow look like cowslip, on our last walk we found red ones. If I ever get to it, I'll give you an entire field of cowslip, Mel!!! Thank you for this enchanting visit, I hope you and mrs H got a nice cup of coffee too!!!!

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    1. Thank you for the comments FT. It seems that all of the world enjoys garden centres and I enjoy them for the variety of colours and the perfumes.

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  6. So enjoyed coming here with you, friend H ... soooo, let's do it again ... you free tomorrow? ... no flowers and colours here yet, but soon ... smiles ... Love, cat.

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    1. Hello Cat ! Good to hear from you again...... yes we will stop by and pick you up shortly for we off on a mystery trip today with only a destination in mind and not knowing what we shall see :-) xxx

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      Love, cat

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      Love, cat.

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  7. That was a delightful trip through the garden centre. And cheap too by the looks of it. I'm not much of a gardener either but I always get tempted by these displays and buy something.

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    1. So glad that you enjoyed your visit with us LA, it was a great delight sharing so much with you ;-)
      Thanks for commenting.

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  8. Hi Mel - yes grape hyacinths, the tall pink one is a magnolia tree - young! A daisy the other pink one and something else pink ... while the yellow ones could be primulas ... the cowslips tend to be softer yellow .. but I love going round garden centres ... pussy cat keeping the rodents at bay - glad the executives are overseeing things ... looks a delightful time - cheers Hilary

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    1. Good for you Hilary in knowing your flowers.
      That beautiful Peking cockerel always catches my eye for his plumage goes all the way down the front of his legs; so very different to the european fowl.

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  9. That huge bower of soft lilac bloom was fantastic, but I probably would have come away with the little attractive pinky purple flowers myself. :)

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    1. Actually Bella, we sat outside of the café in sunshine drinking strong coffee and eating a pear cake. All I brought home from the garden centre was the photo's in my camera.
      Many thanks for your admiration and comments.

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  10. Plants and coffee - perfect :). I do love flowers but I prefer plants that you can eat xxx

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    1. Proving that everything is provided for Fran and I bet you even eat cauliflowers too :-)

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  11. It is that joyous time of the year when garden centres are at their best with delightful plants to take the money from your wallet, coffee is an extra.

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    1. Thank you for your comment Thelma, which I must say is a tad cynical.
      Am sure that if you were able to make a visit to Woodfield and meet the people who own the place you would express yourself rather differently. As for coffee being an extra no it is not, it is because of the top notch quality of the coffee and the varied menu of excellent organic foods that makes us regulars.

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  12. I love a good garden centre Mel, love visiting and find it a great way to relax and have a break from home chores, work etc. Best not to let me loose with the credit card though!

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    1. As long as you use your dearly beloved's card - I shall not mind :-)

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