Category Archive: Nature

Wordless Wednesday – Red sky at night

Sunflowers shine on

I was so happy last week to stumble across a few sunflowers that were still putting on a great display of beaming colour from the middle of a jam packed flowerbed. You might remember… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – Force

Hydrangea in Bloom

I think hydrangea flowers are just a spectacular flower. The flowers look great throughout the entire year. I particularly love them when they are just opening. White flowers are great to watch as… Continue reading

Beyond The Garden Wall – June Blake’s Garden Wicklow

Late summer is one of my favourite times to visit gardens, as you will see in the coming weeks, as I finally get around to writing up posts on some of the amazing… Continue reading

A Passionate Discovery

I have always been intrigued by passion flowers, Passiflora, since I first noticed them as a teenager growing in a neighbours garden. I have always loved how exotic and unusual they look compared… Continue reading

Beyond The Garden Wall – Royal Hospital Kilmainham

As I became more and more interested in garden design and in garden history, every time I talked to someone I heard whispers of Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Every time I wondered why everyone… Continue reading

A Tree from the Orient in Cork

On my trip down to Cork last week I stumbled across this great tree while at Fota House and Garden. Catalpa ovata or Chinese  catalpa as the name would suggest is native to Asia but… Continue reading

Sweet Pea Dreams

To spread some cheer on a Monday morning, I decided to share an ultimate summer flower with you all. I don’t think you can have summer without mountains and mountains of sweet pea.… 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