Shirley Lanigan must be the greatest garden visitor in Ireland and she has written a book which would entice the reader to emulate her and visit the wonderful and beautiful gardens we have in this country. Her latest book “The Open Gardens of Ireland” gives us details of 427 gardens we may visit. Some are … Continue reading Come into the Garden!
Month: July 2017
Daring to be Old-fashioned
The sight of those regimented, regular and geometric lines of red bedding salvias immediately brought me back to a day in my student life. It was 1970, in a student residence in Dublin, where “chores” were part of the daily routine. These chores included general house work and occasional work on the grounds. The orchard … Continue reading Daring to be Old-fashioned
Each year the dieramas give a display that I love. They is immediately outside the window of our living room and I can watch the flower heads swing and sway with each puff of breeze. They are planted around a garden pond which is all but hidden when the dieramas are in full flower. They … Continue reading Dancing Dieramas!