Category Archive: Native Plants

The First Day Of Spring

It is the first of February which marks the official start of Spring. For me this marks the start of one of the funnest and busiest times in the plant world. In the… Continue reading

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

Golden Jewel – Kildare Post Gardening Column

Below is my gardening column for the Kildare Post which appeared in print on 9th of April 2014. With spring well and truly under-way it is no wonder that this column was dedicated to the… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – Hedgerow Delight

Discovering my hometown

With a lovely new puppy comes the long walks to try and use up some of that pent up energy that they seem store up and ensure it is not focused on digging… Continue reading

A moss covered wall

Sometimes it really is the smallest things that catch your attention while you are out on a walk or pottering around a garden. For me last week the thing that caught my eye… Continue reading

A stroll through the trees at Powerscourt

My most recent trip to Powerscourt coincided perfectly with National Tree Day and gave me the perfect opportunity to just focus on the amazing range of trees that the gardens have to boast.… Continue reading

Cuckoo-Pint in the Lawn

I went on a garden visit recently and came across a very unusal little plant sitting underneath a group of mature apple trees. The plant had no leaves what so ever to be… Continue reading

A Coastal Giant

For the past few weeks I have been extremely fascinated with this gigantic coastal plant. I first stumbled across it in Howth but have since seen it in Wexford and Cork. I think… Continue reading

Supporting Wildlife

Wildlife and gardens really do go hand in hand…. well in my eyes they do anyway! This is why I am on a mission in my own garden to introduce a lot more… Continue reading