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Month: May 2021

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Six on Saturday
Pádraig

Six-on-Saturday – Reminiscing

My love of gardening came from mam, as she tended her small terraced garden. I can clearly remember her love of dahlias, roses, sweet peas and marigolds.

My Gardening Week
Pádraig

Throwback Thursday

And so you pour yourself into it, care so much, and see up close so much birth, and growth, and beauty, and danger, and triumph. And then everything dies anyway, right? But you just keep doing it.

Six on Saturday
Pádraig

Six-on-Saturday – Set Them Free

I’m delighted that I was able to grow so many plants since the last week of January. Now it’s time to set them free.

Six on Saturday
Pádraig

Six-on-Saturday – Waiting

Last week I was waiting for the opening of  travel restrictions and visiting beautiful gardens. This week, I’m realising that beauty is on my doorstep.

Six on Saturday
Pádraig

Six-on-Saturday – Nikes and Wellingtons

The lettuces and spinach have been moved to the shadier side of the garden. They will get good sunshine until lunchtime, but for that to happen the sun must shine.