Today gave me one of those beautiful surprises which comes to a gardener every now and then. You will know the experience: a plant, thought lost, appears again, fit and healthy; a first flowering of a treasured gift, the germination of a rare seed etc etc. Gardeners will understand what I mean. Such moments are … Continue reading Suddenly, Out of the…Green!
Today is the June Bank Holiday, a national holiday, a day off work, a day to relax and take life easy before facing back to the grindstone again tomorrow. After eleven weeks remaining at home, not out even once, it was very much just another day, another anonymous day like so many before it and, … Continue reading Today was a Holiday!
One can create one's own pressures in life; it's in the mind! Even such a light and trivial matter as an occasional blog brings certain demands with it - though the demands are all from myself, I should say immediately. As I write regularly, I also feel the need/demand to write regularly though I generally … Continue reading The Demands of Writing – and Looking back!
It was a phrase we used, this "walking the property", when we lived in a previous house with a very small garden. It was in a suburban housing estate and our first home. We were so proud of it and loved our garden and would walk around to check on this and that plant most … Continue reading Walking the Property!
A few days of strong wind were the feature of the week. It stopped active gardening for two days, caused damage to a range of plants but, thankfully, nothing particularly serious. All will recover quickly and the garden will be none the worse for the experience. It was enough to dull my enthusiasm for the … Continue reading This Past Week.
Ní hé lá na gaoithe lá na scolb! A saying from childhood: The windy day is not the day for thatching – everything in its time, in other words. We might extend the saying today: Ní hé lá na gaoithe lá na scolb … ná lá na garraíadóireachta ach an oiread – nor the day … Continue reading Ní hé Lá na Gaoithe Lá na Scolb!
Over recent years I have been less diligent about certain maintenance routines on the two small lawns to the front of the house. These have always been referred to as the lawns - the square lawn and the round lawn - while, elsewhere in the garden we simply have grass, that is not maintained to … Continue reading Hairdresser to the…Grass!