Year’s End – Yesterday, Early this Morning and A Little Later.

The year, thankfully, ended with two days spent in the garden. We have had few such days over the past weeks and it was great to be out again - despite the cold, wet and muck. Mary had the very good idea to put a path at the back of a particularly deep border in … Continue reading Year’s End – Yesterday, Early this Morning and A Little Later.

Jeezez, ‘Tis Perishing Out There!

Despite the often-referenced "stretch in the evening" we are still a long way from spring and warmer days. It was a brighter and drier day today than we have had in ages and we headed out to the garden, happy to have the chance to be out and to be doing a bit again. A … Continue reading Jeezez, ‘Tis Perishing Out There!

Books I’ve Enjoyed this Year.

CLICK ON THE PHOTOGRAPH ABOVE TO READ MORE: It has been a good year for gardening book and these are those which appealed most to me: https://anirishgardener.wordpress.com/2020/11/09/the-penny-drops-eventually/ https://anirishgardener.wordpress.com/2020/12/04/sceitse/ https://anirishgardener.wordpress.com/2020/07/14/dining-on-the-long-acre-the-wild-food-plants-of-ireland/ https://anirishgardener.wordpress.com/2020/11/05/for-the-love-of-snowdrops/ https://anirishgardener.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/britains-orchids-a-new-book/ https://anirishgardener.wordpress.com/2020/10/24/sissinghurst-the-dream-garden/ https://anirishgardener.wordpress.com/2020/10/17/on-psyches-lawn-the-gardens-at-plaz-metaxu/ https://anirishgardener.wordpress.com/2020/08/21/not-once-but-twice/ https://anirishgardener.wordpress.com/2020/07/31/flowers-wild-and-garden/ https://anirishgardener.wordpress.com/2020/12/24/a-year-at-brandywine-cottage/

It’s All Going Swimmingly – A Look Back at the Week in the Garden.

Waterford, south-east Ireland, 19th December 2020 There are times of the year when the gardener has to search for the beauty in the garden. As it says in the song: You've got to accentuate the positiveEliminate the negativeLatch on to the affirmativeDon't mess with Mister In-Between You've got to spread joy up to the maximumBring … Continue reading It’s All Going Swimmingly – A Look Back at the Week in the Garden.

A Little Done … A look-back at the week in the garden.

Waterford, south-east Ireland. 12th December 2020 It is a time of the year when it is very easy to slip into a negative attitude towards the garden. The weather is wet, cold and generally miserable and going to the garden is not always the most attractive option. The arrival of three beautiful gardening books one … Continue reading A Little Done … A look-back at the week in the garden.