Category Archive: Gardening

Getting to Work in the Garden This Month

With somewhat good weather at the moment and longer evening it is a good time to get out in the garden and get some serious gardening done. It is very easy leave jobs… Continue reading

Dahlia Delight

People are used to having guilty pleasures. Be it a bar of chocolate or watching tv at night. For gardeners however guilty pleasures tend to be plants. And mine is dahlias. While many… Continue reading

The Social Garden – Top Garden Tweeters

Because I am spending so much time on a bus now, going to and from work or college, the majority of my garden related interactions are happening online over social media. If you… Continue reading

A look back at 2014

Given that the  blog has been a bit rather quiet since all the Christmas festivities it is time to come back with a bang. And what better than a look back at some of… Continue reading

A harvest of purple

The weekend just gone was a rather productive one if I do say so myself! Saturday was spent getting all those jobs done that I have not had the time to do and… Continue reading

The Countdown to Bloom 2014

With just over a week to go until Bloom 2014, the countdown is well and truly underway. The show, which takes place over the June bank holiday weekend in Dublin’s Phoenix Park, from Thursday,… Continue reading

Changing seasons in the garden

The seasons were changing very gradually for the past few weeks but then in the last few days they changed in a split second and now we are truly in the middle of… Continue reading

A trip to Kilkenny to talk horticulture

This week I got the opportunity to go to Kilkenny to give a talk as part of the UCD Open Day event being held down there. I love going anywhere on a train… Continue reading

Burning Virginia Creeper

Virginia creeper is a great climber in my eyes! While it is not as showy and as colourful as other climbers I love the very dense foliage. It also has a great ability to… Continue reading

A cloud of flowers

I think a cloud is the best way to describe this plant! It really does look like a cloud of flowers billowing out from the back of the flower bed. I love how… Continue reading