Ní hé Lá na Gaoithe…

Mar a chuala mé go minic im óige, Ní hé lá na gaoithe lá na scolb! A regularly heard "seanfhocail" (proverb) from my childhood said that the windy day was not the day for thatching. It came to mind this afternoon as I walked the garden with camera in hand and realised that the windy … Continue reading Ní hé Lá na Gaoithe…

September Charm

An anemone in the garden bears this name, Anemone x hybrida or Anemone hunehensis var japonica or simply Anemone japonica 'September Charm' as I have known it since we bought it many years ago. It fell out of favour with us because we planted it in the wrong place in the garden, where it proved … Continue reading September Charm