Snowdrops and the Photobomber.

I went out into the garden for the first time in several days today. The snowdrops were coming along and I wanted to take a few photographs of whatever was in flower. Galanthus 'Martha McLaren' with snouts showing above ground and a promise of a good display in the New Year. The first shot was … Continue reading Snowdrops and the Photobomber.

The Modern Cottage Garden

If you were starting out in gardening you would be very well served by this book. It could very well be considered the essential guidebook to the beginner and to anybody gardening in a small space who wished to have plant interest throughout the year. Originally, the cottage garden style was one of informal design … Continue reading The Modern Cottage Garden

This is certainly Winter…Looking back at the Week in the Garden.

Waterford, southeast Ireland, 5th December 2020 Winter weather has certainly come in with a blast over the last week. Earlier in the week, this change in weather was very welcome, a longed-for improvement from the heavy wet conditions we had for so long. It was great to be able to work in the garden again … Continue reading This is certainly Winter…Looking back at the Week in the Garden.


Outstanding! Excellent! Beautiful! Another wonderful project! Sceitse is the fourth in a series of publications from the Irish Society of Botanical Artists and continues the high standards of material, design and production of Aibítir – The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art (2014), Plandaí Oidhreachta – Heritage Irish Plants (2016) and Éireannnach – Celebrating Native Plants … Continue reading Sceitse