Tag Archive: Ireland

And the Oscar goes to………

Okay firstly I think I should publicly say…… My acting skills are not great! For an amateur though I think my first stab at it was not too bad! I made the following video with… 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

Scarlet Elfscup on the Forest Floor

Sarcoscypha austriaca, commonly referred to as Scarlet Elfcup, is a mushroom that is associated with dead wood and is often found on fallen trees and branches.  I stumbled across this red burst of… 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

A Quick Glimpse of the Wicklow Mountains

Last year as part of an elective I took in college I went on an amazing field trip to the Wicklow Mountains. The trip focused on the mining activities that were carried out… Continue reading

Bloom 2012 – An adventure in a horticultural playground

Although I was working while I was at Bloom this year, I did find a few stolen moments to meander around the tents and show gardens that were dotted around the Phoenix Park,… Continue reading