Category Archive: Plants

Nature on Fast Forward

About two weeks ago I went on a walk around college and decided I would take some photos of the large auburn buds of a Horse Chestnut tree. I really like these trees… Continue reading

A Love Affair with Hellebores

I don’t think spring could go by without me talking about hellebores and my love affair with them. What kind of gardener would I be if I didn’t share this with you??! Hellebores, or as… Continue reading

A Winter Wonderland in March

This morning I woke up to find a generous sprinkling of snow all around. I must admit it brought the child out in me and I was flooded with childhood memories of building… Continue reading

A Piece of Living History

I recently included the photo below of a new shoot on a Irish Yew tree and a few people expressed interest in it so I thought it would be good to do a… Continue reading

Bull Island

Bull Island has to be one of my favourite places to go visit in Dublin. Located in Dublin Bay, this 5 Km long island is a registered nature reserve and a haven for… Continue reading

A Week of Trees

Happy National Tree Week!! In Ireland every year we celebrate national tree week, which promotes the benefits of trees in our society. For 2013, national tree week is running from the 3rd of March… Continue reading

A Lesser Celandine Speckled Floor

Spring has only officially started a few days but yet again I have more sightings of native plants to report! This time, while I was out for a walk in the rare Irish… Continue reading

Irish Primroses Go Global

Kennedy Irish Primroses are one of the newest and most exciting plants to be released in Ireland in recent years. The plants have gone from strength to strength since Joe Kennedy, an amateur… Continue reading

Irish Snowdrops

In Ireland and across most of Europe at the moment the country side is awash with the delicate and beautiful flowers known as  snowdrops. Galanthus nivalis, is one of the best-known and most widespread… Continue reading

Spring has Sprung

Spring has truly sprung in Ireland. Today marks the official start of Spring and nature is in full swing at the moment. Fresh new growth is appearing on shrubs and trees which feeds the excited gardener in me with… Continue reading