Waterford, south-east Ireland, 16th January 2021 These last few days have been beautifully dry and mild and we have been able to get out into the garden. Each day's walk-around tell me that the plants are into growth for each days shows changes from the day before. At this time of the year, I am … Continue reading January and a New Start!
Waterford, southeast Ireland, 21st November 2020 There were moments during the week, moments which gave hope that the gloom, fog, mist, rain and downpours might desist long enough for us to do some gardening. We managed a walk on Wednesday, a full day in the garden on Thursday, and half a morning on Friday. That … Continue reading A Game of Two Halves…and a lookback at the week.
The season it upon us! Much as I might wish to resist the earlier and earlier commencement of the Christmas season it is just too difficult; impossible even. The television advertisements have been at full flow for the past while and we were simply bombarded for “Black Friday”, which apparently is the longest Friday of … Continue reading Christmas Cheer.
Squelch, squelch, squelch and with each step in the garden water rises around my boots as if I needed confirmation that we have had a season of unusually heavy rain. Gardening is out of the question at the moment. To attempt a run of the lawnmower would only lead to cutting up the sod and … Continue reading Squelch, Squelch, Squelch!
While spring is always welcomed few express any sadness at the passing of winter yet it has its own special highlights and plant interests which we treasured as they provided beauty and enjoyment when little else was in flower. Winter is the season of Witch hazel with its spidery flowers in yellows, reds, oranges and, … Continue reading The Last Day of Winter