Monthly Archive: May, 2014

Gardening Made Better and Easier by Gerry Daly at Bloom

One of the big pulling factors to Bloom each year for garden lovers like myself is the fountain of garden knowledge that is simply around every corner that you turn! One of the… Continue reading

Plant highlights from Bloom Day Two

Day two at Bloom proved just as successful with great plant finds! Needless to say my plans not to spend too much money on plants has gone out the window! First up is… Continue reading

#NoBake comes to Bloom

Bloom is not just about fantastic plants and show gardens! It also includes amazing food , cooking demos and so much more! So while I’m at Bloom this year I am trying to… Continue reading

Meeting Ireland’s Green Fingers – James Comiskey

James Comiskey is a horticulturist and award winning garden designer who has just opened a new design studio in my home town of Kilcock. I have had the pleasure of helping James out… Continue reading

Plant Focus – Salvia Madeline

With a weekend spent at Bloom comes a five day marathon of plants and plant purchases for crazed gardeners like myself! One of the first I bought for myself was a fantastic plant… Continue reading

Plant highlights from Bloom Day one

Well it has been an exciting start to Bloom 2014 and for me day one was filled with some fantastic plant finds! When I go to Bloom the first place I visit is… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – Splash of Red

Plant Focus – Lords and Ladies

Lords and Ladies, Arum maculatum, is a native Irish plant that I first noticed one autumn when I saw spikes of red, almost holly like, berries sticking out of the ground. I must admit I… Continue reading

Beyond The Messy Kitchen – Rhubarb and Orange Cake

It is that time of year when houses become over run with rhubarb and that is exactly the situation I found myself in when my girlfriend Ciara gave me a bin bag full… Continue reading

A different kind of Horse Chestnut – Kildare Post Gardening Column

Below is my gardening column which appeared in the Kildare Post on 14 May 2014. I have had a bit more time recently to spend admiring my surroundings and was I happy to… Continue reading