Tag Archive: Spring

April Challenge – Street Planting Done Right

While heading into the Botanic Gardens this weekend, I was struck with how spectacular the street planters look on the street leading to the gardens. The large wooden planters have great specimen Photinia x fraseri ‘Red… Continue reading

The April Blogging Challenge Begins

So I am jumping on the bandwagon with the April Blogging Challenge started by The Newfarmerette. With some encouragement from Miss Belle over at  LIMMSTER I have decided to get going with the challenge. It… Continue reading

The Week of Two Seasons in One

This week has been a week of very mixed weather… that may be an understatement…… it was more the week of two seasons in one week! The start of the week seen a… Continue reading

Spring Equinox Comes Knocking

Happy Spring Everyone! 20 March marks the spring equinox and the official start of spring. Now days officially start to get longer and brighter! This is extremely great news for gardeners and me… 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

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

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

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