Tag Archive: Native plant

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

Garlic in the air – Kildare Post Gardening Column

Below is my gardening column for The Kildare Post that appeared in print on the 2nd of April 2014. This article is dedicated to one of my favourite spring time plants wild garlic.… Continue reading

Golden Jewel – Kildare Post Gardening Column

Below is my gardening column for the Kildare Post which appeared in print on 9th of April 2014. With spring well and truly under-way it is no wonder that this column was dedicated to the… Continue reading

Woodland Beauty

It has been a great season for violets and the woods near my house seem to be speckled with them every where you look. I was also over the moon when I stumbled… 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

Woodland Jewel

It really does pay to wander off the beaten track while out for a walk. On my usual walk in Donadea Forest, Kildare, I decided to go off the well-worn path in search… Continue reading