Category Archive: Plants

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

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

Summing Up Four Gardens with One Flower

As  a plant addict, this week has been one of my all time favourite weeks! I have got to go to not one,two or three gardens but four! Yes, I have truly overdosed… 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

Car Park or Garden??!

Now I do not normally spend a lot of time looking around car parks, I especially don’t spend a lot of time looking at the plants around them. Normally the planting (if there… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – Flowers and Butterflies

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

Faded But Still Interesting

You will remember a few weeks ago I was talking about the great colour that poppies add to a flower bed. Well I am afraid to report that the colour is starting to… Continue reading