Wordless Wednesday – Rain on Day Lilies

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 healing from debilitating illness. She lives in Donegal, Ireland –  an area of outstanding natural beauty. Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/r5GCjaetgZk Twitter: https://twitter.com/watchingthedai1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/watchingthedaisies/ Goodreads: https://goodreads.com/author/show/16119226.Brigid_P_Gallagher

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A Year in the Garden 2018

The weather remains mild here in Donegal, and Mother Nature seems more than a little confused.  Growth appears to be around a MONTH ahead of this time last year! It seems timely to share some of my floral highlights from 2018, before I continue with my regular monthly gardening posts: January/February/March April/May/June July/August/September October/November/December I feel incredibly blessed to have […]

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The Garden in June 2018

Thankfully, my garden has survived a four week long HEATWAVE, followed by Storm Hector which brought much needed rain but rather destructive winds. I had a few floral casualties but they are all making an excellent recovery. The sunshine is back and I am outside as often as possible. June heralded a glorious display of Roses, and I have been […]

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A Year in the Garden

The garden is slumbering, and I am waiting patiently for hundreds of tiny bulbs to explode into bloom. The first snowdrops are already welcoming visitors: However, the majority of my spring bulbs are only poking their heads tentatively above ground. I think they are wondering “Will it snow?” A review of the 2017 gardening year seems apt. Hence I am […]

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Bikes in Bloom

Floral display outside my favourite restaurant – “Danny Minnie’s” I live in County Donegal, on the north west coast of Ireland, which was recently voted “The Coolest Place on the Planet” by National Geographic Traveller (UK). My village has been participating in Ireland’s national “Tidy Towns” competition for several years.  One of our star attractions is our “Bikes in Bloom.” […]

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Flowers in Bloom – Candelabra Primula

Orange and Cerise Candelabra Primula coming into bloom with central Iris Siberica  –  The Pond is hiding behind them! Although I live very close to the sea, I do not have a view of the mighty Atlantic Ocean from my home.  I remedied this somewhat by building a wildlife pond, which I can enjoy from my bright pink garden seat! The newly […]

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Flowers in Bloom – Aquilegia

Aquilegia are one of my favourite late spring/early summer flowers.  They are a cottage style perennial, and are also known as Columbines but traditionally named “Grannies Bonnets” ! If you look at the shape of the flowers they look like an old fashioned ladies bonnet that would be tied with ribbon under the chin. They come in a wide range […]

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