Tag Archive: Ireland

A Day of Daffodils and Charity

Being a person whose life has been touched by cancer this Friday, the 22nd of March, is an important day. Friday marks the 26th National Daffodil Day in Ireland. The day is used… Continue reading

Have I not seen you before?!

Centranthus ruber, commonly called Red Valerian is an extremely common plant in Dublin. It is an introduced plant to Ireland that has become naturalised here. It is originally from the Mediterranean. First brought… Continue reading

Faced with Two Roads

At this moment in my life I find myself faced with so many decisions to make as I come to the end of my time in College. What do I do after college? Will it… Continue reading

St Patrick – A Saint, a Gardener and a Grandfather

It is St Patrick’s Day today so I want to wish you all a very Happy St Patrick’s Day. For me and my family St Patrick’s Day holds a special place in our… Continue reading

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

Winter Heliotrope on a Spring Walk

Winter Heliotrope, Petasites fragrans, is a naturalised plant in Ireland. It is commonly found in woodland habitats in large clumps of lush heart shaped green foliage. It is believed that the winter Heliotrope… 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