Emer had a very successful plant sale in June and as a result of this and of a further very generous donation we now have another wooden bench to match the existing one.  There has been plenty of colour but drought and wind have been problems. Particularly good were verbena bonariensis with kalamgrostis karl foerster, nicotiana (some of last year’s overwintered and bloomed spectacularly and early) and erysimum with lavender.  As a result of some cutting back of tall vegetation and branches last year, there is now a spectacular view from the garden across Dublin Bay.