Native orchids have captured my heart – and addled my brain – and days out have been full of fabulous finds, good company, beautiful plants and one outstanding highlight. Co. Tipperary has featured very strongly in this year’s itineraries as a friend with local knowledge has brought us to some very special sites and plants. … Continue reading A Welcome Wasp!
There is available to us all the most wonderful nature reserve and wildflower preservation area and these are on the verges of our national road network. Many of these roads have wide verge and some have wonderfully steep banks. These latter are especially excellent as their slope makes grass cutting too awkward and wildflowers are … Continue reading The Fools’ Outing
There are a few gardens you walk into and feel all is perfectly comfortable. Is that an old age description, I wonder? However, I'm sure you know what I mean - not a matter of comfortable armchairs and slippers - but that feeling in a garden when everything fits together in an apparent effortless manner, … Continue reading A Special Garden, Very special!
Orchid spotters are well – though not widely – known as a grave danger on our roads. That ubiquitous “Baby of Board” seen on the back of many cars is really quite ineffective and were it to be replaced by “Orchid Spotter on Board” our roads would be far safer. We see the “Baby of … Continue reading Orchid Spotter on Board!