The bad news? I have fallen off the Juneathon bandwagon. The good news? I landed in Limerick.
Oh, and I have a plan for catching up with the rest of the Juneathon field.
Yes, I am still in Limerick for the purposes of this post. Or actually, just outside of the city in Co. Clare and I am back in the superb Bunratty Folk Park.
This time, I am looking at some of the fantastic floral displays in the place, particularly in the Regency Garden there. It really is a breathtaking spot. A warm breeze was sweeping through there when we visited last Thursday, carrying the heavenly scents of jasmine and roses.
It was an invitation to look and linger, which we gladly accepted.
When I think of Regency, I am always reminded of Jane Austen. Assuming the planting of this garden is faithful to 1820s Britain, it is easy to imagine Austen’s cotery of characters rambling around this beautiful walled garden.
Three of the plants came from outside the garden-that’s the striped rose, the fushcia and the deep pink rose. They’re all from other parts of the folk park. Though I expect the foxglove and deep pink rose are typical of 1820s Britain, I am not sure about the candy striped rose. It was too beautiful to leave out, however.
There were no labels with these plants and so, I am at a loss for names. I yield to the greater expertise of my readers on this one. I’ve numbered them instead, and be thrilled if you could name any of them for me.
Juneathon mileage in Bunratty Folk Park? I have no idea. I didn’t run around it though. It was more of a slow amble to savour the whole place.
But I did run on Wednesday. Just three miles. And I had another nice amble around Limerick city yesterday, of which, more anon.
Juneathon Mileage Wednesday: Three miles
Juneathon Mileage to Date:55.14miles
Plans to catch up: On my Bike
Edited 22nd June: With Thanks to Hedwiga and Katie for helping identify the plants. And to Paige for trying!
Now, can anyone help name those plants, please?