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

Beyond The Messy Kitchen – Rhubarb and Orange Cake

It is that time of year when houses become over run with rhubarb and that is exactly the situation I found myself in when my girlfriend Ciara gave me a bin bag full… Continue reading

A different kind of Horse Chestnut – Kildare Post Gardening Column

Below is my gardening column which appeared in the Kildare Post on 14 May 2014. I have had a bit more time recently to spend admiring my surroundings and was I happy to… Continue reading

Funny Friday – Are you up beet?!

The lovely people at Woolly Green shared this on Facebook a few weeks ago and since then it has been making me chuckle so I just had to share it with you all!… Continue reading

Getting to grips with the garden – Kildare Post Gardening Column

Below is my gardening column that appeared in print in the Kildare Post on the 30th April 2014. At the time I was spurred on to catch up on the many gardening tasks… Continue reading

Interview with Gary Graham of Bloom 2014

  With just under a week to go to Bloom 2014 the countdown is well and truly underway. For garden enthusiasts this is one of the biggest Irish horticulture events of the year.… 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

Wordless Wednesday – Burst of Orange

An Afternoon of Tea and Cake

Well for me after a busy time in the garden there is nothing better than a great cup of tea and some cake. I think by this stage you all know how much… Continue reading

A Mid-Summer Festival of Dublin Gardens

This summer is really panning out to be a very exciting one in Dublin for garden lovers. It seems to be weekend after weekend of brilliant plant based events. To add to the… Continue reading