I was going to write about seeds this week, but Lord knows there is plenty of time for that!. Instead, I've decided to write about my little trip to Bellefield last Saturday to the Spring Plant Sale. I say trip, but it was only just a few minutes over an hour's drive for me to get there. I love little trips like this and, while I enjoy the ... Read more about First plant sale of 2014!
One of the very best features of the Big Garden is... I won’t spoil it with words that will only fail. See for yourself. The show will be ending soon at the Big Garden, but the daffs are coming up for the next spectacle, and will hopefully be around for the Hunter Trials (horses, horses and more horses) in April. I must take a photo ... Read more about Chomping at the bit
Only a couple more weeks until Christmas, but you wouldn’t know if from the weather here in the west of Ireland. It has been very mild and even a bit dry for this time of year, although we did have a few light showers over the past week. It was so (relatively) dry that I was able to bring 40 bags of manure home from the Big Garden’s muck heap. This ... Read more about Mucking about
The new porch is coming along nicely. I'm calling it a porch, but it's probably not that fancy at all. It's just a covered bit at the front of the house where the sun hits most of the day. The posts were put in on Friday. This is what it looked like: I was a little afraid when I came home from work and saw the posts sticking up out of the ... Read more about Winter creeping in
I am an American living in Ireland for over 13 years. I’ve been here long enough now that some of my habits have definitely changed over to Irish ways. I now like my tea hot as well as cold and cannot fathom having a ‘hang’ sandwich without a cup of tea. I now plan on taking a shower or bath as it takes 45 minutes for the water to heat up – no ... Read more about Weather or not
If you hadn't been in Ireland in the past few weeks and you walked into my house, you would know the weather has been exceptional. The house is a wreck: dishes are left unwashed, clothes are all over the place, shoes left under the table and by the front door, and don't mention the state of the bathroom. Who can clean house when there are millions ... Read more about And on it goes…