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My Donegal Garden – May 2020

My poor plants have endured a long drought and a storm this past month, but happily they are still standing. Views Across The Garden Despite the lack of rain, there has been a huge spurt in growth: In last month’s garden post I focused on Tulips and and shade loving plants. This month includes more information on Aquilegia and Alliums […]

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Spring Garden Break

I am taking a little time out to enjoy the terrific spring weather, catching up on my reading list and pottering in my garden… Back blogging on 20 May. Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and […]

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Donegal – A Place Called Home

Donegal has always felt like home, despite spending the first 45 years of my life in Scotland. It is a heart thing. My childhood summers were spent here in Ireland, at my maternal grandfather’s or grandja’s home, which overlooked Mullaghderg Lake – far away from shops, in days when most people grew their own vegetables, and reared chickens and cows. […]

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Book Review: A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings by Helen Jukes

My practical lessons on beekeeping have been on hold throughout winter, but I have enjoyed reading more on the subject. Helen Jukes book is chock full of great information on everything bee related. Synopsis Entering her thirties, Helen Jukes feels trapped in an urban grind of office politics and temporary addresses – disconnected, stressed. Struggling to settle into her latest […]

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