A blast from the past: photographs of visits to Helen and Val Dillon's garden in 2003/4/5, came up unexpectedly today. A publication has asked me for photographs of another garden and the search took me to an old external hard drive with photographs dating back to my first digital camera. Browsing such collections inevitably leads … Continue reading The Dillon Garden 2003/4/5
Helen and Val Dillon hosted a group from the Irish Garden Plant Society in their new garden in Monkstown yesterday afternoon. It was my first visit to the new garden so there was huge curiosity to see what it was like, what Helen had done, how the garden was laid out, what plants she had … Continue reading Gardening just for the fun of it!
“In an Irish Garden” was Helen’s greatest book! It was a collection of garden accounts written by the gardeners themselves, edited by Helen and Sybil Connolly, and it captured the feeling of a generation in Irish gardening which was about to pass. Many of those who featured in the book are no longer with us … Continue reading Helen Dillon wears Lipstick!