A Tree On Its Day

While not quite in the vein of every dog having its day, a tree in the garden gave a special display today, a gorgeous hour of being at its best as the sun caught its beautiful autumn colour and I went out with the camera to capture the scene for such moments are very often … Continue reading A Tree On Its Day

Where did that Spreng from?

A little background story to a plant can add interest and the lead often comes from the botanical name. Sometimes the names are simply descriptive: Geranium sanguineum, Bloody Cranesbill, because of the red colour of the foliage in autumn and some say because of the magenta flowers. Caltha palustris, Marsh marigold, because it grows in … Continue reading Where did that Spreng from?

Tulips in Their Pots.

A pictorial look at tulips in the garden at the moment, mainly those purchased last autumn for pot culture and display and destined to be short-lived garden plants as is their breeding. They are bright and cheering while in flower and a wonderful addition to the garden. And individually:

Prodigiously Prolific.

Lionel and Helen (Meg) Richardson were breeders of daffodils, based at Prospect House, Kilcohan, in Waterford City. The house still stands, now surrounded by modern housing estates which also cover what was previously the Richardson’s farmland – they kept Jersey cows for milk and also grew tomatoes commercially – and the family name is given … Continue reading Prodigiously Prolific.