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 … More A Year in the Garden

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 … More Bikes in Bloom

Flowers in Bloom – Roses

Let me introduce you to “Paul’s Scarlet” a climbing rose – the first of my roses to bloom this summer.  Soon he will be joined by “James Galway” another pink climber, then ” The Pilgrim” a voluptuous yellow variety…. I love the scent of roses – they sooo soothe my Soul.