Saturday’s Look Back!

Waterford, south-east Ireland. 31st October 2020 We have moved into shorter-days, gardening-rained-off, quagmire-underfoot, leaf-collecting and heavy-pruning season; days to treasure anything which continues to give colour, anything which chooses to perform at this mucky end of the year. The ground here has become very soft and, unless we get a few days of good drying, … Continue reading Saturday’s Look Back!

A Gathering Gloom Dispelled.

It rained all day yesterday, morning to night without a break. The branches cut from a crabapple tree in the garden on Wednesday had been left on the ground and I was unable to go out to clear them away. There was no gardening nor any hope of it; no walking either. We had a … Continue reading A Gathering Gloom Dispelled.

It’s Saturday…and time for a gardening week review.

It has been a good gardening week with good weather, those bright and sparkling days of autumn, that very special light that comes in October - ten in the morning is the very best time when the fog and darkness clears and those strong shafts of light cut across the garden, almost like spotlights, and … Continue reading It’s Saturday…and time for a gardening week review.