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February 1st 2021.

Generally regarded as the first day of spring here in Ireland, the 1st of February is the feast of Saint Brigid. I’m not much of a fella for saints, but by all accounts she was a kind helpful woman. As I pottered in the glasshouse this morning, I wondered if she had a garden or grew seeds.

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Pádraig.

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    1. Pádraig

      Video, Paddy… But for some reason I think it isn’t playing properly.

      1. Paddy Tobin

        Oh, I didn’t spot the video. I’m off now to go power-washing.

  1. Chloris

    I think Brigid was actually a Celtic goddess and the Catholic church appropriated her. I was wondering where the seedlings were too.

    1. Pádraig

      Thanks for the feedback. I think the video is there now. If not, try the YouTube link.
      Imbolg was a pre-Christian festival marking mid way between Winter solstice and equinox, and celebrated the beginning of new growth. You’re correct, the Christians rebranded it!

  2. Sel Calderbank

    Lovely weather you’re having! Will those little seedlings flower this season?

    1. Pádraig

      A riot of colour from July until November. These, and the begonias, will be photographed left right & centre.

      1. Sel Calderbank

        Amazing. I splurged on dahlia tubers at the GC this week, having initially gone in to buy some grass seed for the cat. Oops…

        1. Pádraig

          Grass seed for the cat? You’ll need to have your temperature checked, Sel!
          The tubers in effect are two year old plants…. I like to buy a few now and then….

          1. Sel Calderbank

            Yes the cat is being sick a lot and is probably eating my houseplants, so the grass is a decoy for the cat. Quite sane, I assure you. 😉

          2. Pádraig

            Ah, poor thing. I hope all will be well.

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