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Month: September 2016

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Ugly Looking Cactus

This might look like an ugly fecker, but it’s definitely not. It flowered during June, July and August and the tiny flowers were the most

Alyssum: Easy Seed Saving

I love growing from seed. So do many people. Browsing the garden centre, supermarket or catalogues for brightly-coloured seed packets is good fun, and even

Rain Is Nature’s Magic

It’s bucketing down. Not a day to be outside in the garden, but it occurs to me that rain is nature’s magic at work. It’s

Take Rosemary Cuttings To Freeze

It’s a good time of the year to take rosemary cuttings. They add flavour to so many dishes. Step 1: Take as many cuttings as

Lady Rozanne in Blue

While many summer plants are very much past their best, the gorgeous Geranium Rozanne is flowering still. Geranium Rozanne is one of the top plants

Growing From Seed

Throwback to 2005.  I loved the therapy of growing from seed very early in the year using the propagators. Plans afoot for next spring.

Four Things You Will Learn About Onions

The onions are safely stored for later in the autumn. We can look forward to stews, shepherd’s pies and roast mixed vegetables (not all together)

Fuchsias

I have a few new fuchsias to add to the collection. 1. Fuchsia Mrs. Popple, (x2) probably one of the most popular. I planted them

A Little Heavy Rain

It’s been a good summer. Warm and dry, mostly. Today is different, though. We got 15mm of rain overnight, so I’ll not need to be

‘Tis the Season for Cuttings

I started cuttings of pelargonium, fuchsia and wallflower. Dead or alive? Update coming in a few weeks. Fuchsias prefer Glenisk organic container. Pádraig.