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Month: October 2020

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Six on Saturday – Halloween

The Manic Fairy was all riled up yesterday and he said he was going to cause trouble.
What riled him?
You bought that Fairy Door in New Ross last week, and you just moved it to Abbeyside without asking.
What?
You can’t be just moving fairy doors wherever you want.

Six on Saturday – The Living Dead

ALERT: This article is an edited version of today’s earlier one (Halloween), with added thoughts, some of which you may find distressing.

Caught Between Two Minds

Tuesday, 27th October 2020. Having to negotiate the ups and downs of my mind is regularly problematic. Now that my website is living as two

Six on Saturday – Lismore Castle Gardens

It has passed through several noble hands. Walter (of the Raleigh), Richard (of chemistry laws fame) and Fred the Dancer’s brother-in-law all had the deeds and seeds.

Hyssop and Cavendish

Agastache is also known as Hyssop and has many medicinal, herbal and culinary uses. Marion’s cycling group are known as G5. I’m going to suggest

Happy Wife Policy

Thursday, 8th October 2020 Until I retired in 2013 I had lost interest in my garden. The love of gardening that was there 30 years

A is for Alterations

Tuesday, 6th October 2020 The patio pots brightened my heart all summer. I loved making almost weekly changes, adding pots here and there and moving

Cheering Up My Monday And Just Three Things

Monday, 5th October 2020. It’s Monday and I’m cheering myself up again. Cheering Up my Monday is self-explanatory. Simply put, it’s three things I’ve noticed

Tomato Workaround

Thursday, 1st October 2020. It’s October already. Seize the moment, my friends. Yesterday I figured out that because of all the seed packets I ordered,

Mount Usher Gardens

I’ve witnessed revolution, war, a fair share of how’s-your-father, and latterly, a booming economy… and the latest is the virus that arrived this year.