Airfield Gardens revisited

I am speaking about Airfield gardens of course. The previous weekend garden trip was so densely packed that it has to be split into two posts. It is 16 years or more since I last visited the gardens at Airfield. A lot has gone on in the meantime. It is a working farm as well […]

Fruitful behaviour,

Still on the subject of the  fruitful abundance that  surrounds us all. It is hard to let up sometimes, while fertile boughs teem with apples,  golden gage and Victoria plum are rescued from the mouths of greedy wasps.  Rowen trees dripping titian berries against grey skies remind us that Autumn is around the corner and […]

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 […]

Wild and wicked ways of growing fruit

Fruity? But of course I  mean wicked in the most fruity sense!. But as gardeners, how can we be wicked with fruit? “For what we loose in flowers we gain in fruit”  Samuel Butler  and as Khalil Gibran says “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit“. What I am saying is only this. […]

Newness is Goodness, I love you, I’m Sorry…

I love you Ah the newness of it all. Just having a wee stretch on the crisp white sheets of this comfortable but exciting place that I am going to love . What will it be today? Gardening? Photography? Art? Poetry? taking the rubbish out?  Yes it still has to be done. I am finding […]

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 […]