It's about time for the leaves to be gone. It's mid Winter with the shortest day of the year approaching. They should be gone by now. The mornings are dark and the evening close in early, an hour earlier in our north-facing garden while I can watch the sun shine for an hour longer on … Continue reading The Leaves are Gone.
Saturday, 14th November, Waterford, south-east Ireland. With the exception of a few hours on Friday, this was a non-gardening week. We had days of light rain, others of heavy rain and some torrential downpours. Rainwater ran down through the garden in sheets and the lower end was under water for most of the week. The … Continue reading Mid-November Saturday Look-Back.
Waterford, south-east Ireland, Saturday, 24th October 2020 We are in deep lockdown, Level 5, due to the big increases in Covid 19 cases in the past weeks and will live under these restrictions for the next six weeks. We may travel no further from home than 5Kilometres, except for essential reasons. We do our shopping … Continue reading The Weekend Review
It may not have reached storm conditions today but it was bad enough. We had a yellow warning from the meteorical service, Met Éireann, telling us there was a danger of coastal flooding as heavy rain and southerly winds coincided with high tides and their forecasts were accurate. I saw on the news that Cork … Continue reading No Day for Gardening!
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.