It’s still going strong! Gaura has been in flower since early July and I love it!
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.
By about 1610 tulip mania reached frenzied heights. A single bulb of a new variety was acceptable as dowry for a bride, and a flourishing brewery in France was exchanged for one bulb of the variety Tulipe Brasserie.
If this were a video, you’d hear me saying something like: “How are your Sweet Peas?” You like the fragrance of sweet peas? These beauties
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
With heavy heart, I write of a death in the family. Fifty-eight small seedlings froze to death in the glasshouse last night. When I heard
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
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,
Tuesday, 8th September 2020. As a bald man, I’ve skinned my head badly on a regular basis when entering the glasshouse. The sharp lintel is
The gable end of the new shed is just crying out for some climbing plants. I’ll somehow need to attach something to it that will enable plants to climb. Of course, additionally, I’ll need to plant a plant or two, preferably climbers.
The garden seats are put away and will not reappear until April. It’s just not warm enough to sit outside comfortably. But it is definitely
It’s a lovely spring day here in Abbeyside and temperatures are up a bit from last week. The glasshouse is filling up steadily. That’s nine
Hard frost. Light flurry of snow lodged overnight. Thawing rapidly at midday. The seeds inside are cozy. This is my favourite from about twenty taken
This week I focus on a challenge I joined lately. It’s called Short Days Challenge. I briefly introduced it just last week. The idea is
Throwback to 2005. I loved the therapy of growing from seed very early in the year using the propagators. Plans afoot for next spring.