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Category: Six on Saturday


Cheering Up My Monday #7: Shaggy Ink Cap

17th September 2018. Last Thursday I cycled the off-road Waterford Greenway with my wife. We had a fantastic day and a very tasty lunch on

Beauty Berry Profusion

I think profusion is a very lovely word. I had this beautiful shrub until the snow of March 2018. Unfortunately, along with 5 other plants,

Cheering Up My Mondays #6

27th August 2018. It has been a stunning summer in Ireland, the best since 1976 I’m told. We Irish are generally unused to dining al

Ready Steady Grow

15th February 2017. The last time I turned on the old propagator was way back in nineteen ninety something. Donald J Trump, now the Oval

Cheering Up My Monday #5

16th January 2017. It’s Monday again, so time for some cheering up. The good thing is that I’m easily cheered up. It only takes one

Across The Broad Atlantic

I’m very chuffed to be chosen by #usgardentags. My Irish Brussels Sprouts recipe is roaming widely across the Atlantic! More to follow…

Cheering Up My Monday #4

10th January 2017 Already there has been a short stretch in the length of the day. It may not be noticeable yet, but I’ve tracked

First Daffodil

I just had to record this! Can you believe it? First daffodil on November 28th. It’s Narcissus Paperwhite Ziva You can follow my garden updates

The November Garden In Perspective: Crab Apple, Pinnochio and Dougal

My little garden with the large crab-apple tree becomes rather small when taken in context. Very small compared to, let’s say, Hyde Park, London; smaller still in relation to Central Park, New York, but insignificantly small when viewed alongside Mr Donald Trump’s enormous nose.

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)

Six-on-Saturday – Secateurs And Shovels

The magazine is filled with so many full-page photographs, especially of Monty, Alan and Carol. They seem to like smiling a lot. They smile while digging, lifting and even weeding. They look lovingly at shrubs, secateurs and shovels.