West Cork Gardens

  A trip to West Cork and it really does feel like a summer. A friend and I swapped houses for a week and I packed the car with myself and 4 teenagers, taking in a Dublin detour along the way. Clonakilty is a lovely town to be sure. Full of history, Henry Ford and […]

Blooming Allright

It would be self indulgent to blog about ones personal miseries would it not? And it probably wouldn’t make good reading, however  closer to the truth it would be .For the purpose of this post,  I will try to find a middle path. The fact that I can’t join in by waxing lyrical about the […]

Branching out into Ikebana

I must say I picked a very windy day to go photographing nature.A preliminary reckoning of the current cutting situation for I am about to embark on a journey of Ikebana. I have been giving some flower arranging classes in Glangevlin since last autumn which have been going well. We delved into Ikebana, the Japanese […]

Spring into Action again

Heading over to the seed- swop in Knockvicar tomorrow.  We prepared some of our own saved seed yesterday. The final clean of dill Tetra and coriander Piltro. You can see it growing in some of the older posts from Camcas tunnel. It grew to a height of 7 – 8 foot. Incredible. I couldn’t remember […]