Tag Archive: Plants

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

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 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

Bull Island

Bull Island has to be one of my favourite places to go visit in Dublin. Located in Dublin Bay, this 5 Km long island is a registered nature reserve and a haven for… 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

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

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